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Oral Histories

Oral Histories are conducted by historians within Civil Air Patrol to capture the events within the organization from the perspective of individual members.  Many of these interviews are conducted with long-standing members to capture changes within the organization.  Other oral histories are conducted as part of exit interviews of commanders at the squadron, wing, and regional level.  All of these documents reflect the opinions and views of the interviewee and not necessarily reflect the views of Civil Air Patrol.  They are all transcribed as they were recorded and therefore reflect the spoken dialogue in the interview, rather than an academic composition.

Collection Item Date Interviewee Interviewer Size Last Modified
2024.29 1 1 MAR 1982 Fadison, William J Lt Col Hopper, Lester E 3.86 MB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 2 14 AUG 1982 Lt Col McBrayer, Thomas H Lt Col Hopper, Lester E 2.79 MB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 3 14 AUG 1982 Lt Col Madsen, William D Lt Col Hopper, Lester E 4.78 MB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 4 1 MAR 1983 Brunner, George L Capt Walker, Hellenmerie
Capt Myers, Frank S
17.27 MB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 5 3 MAR 1983 Parkinson, Marion F Lt Col Hopper, Lester E 4.39 MB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 6 29 MAR 1983 Dr Robinson, Robert A Lt Col Hopper, Lester E 3.39 MB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 7 11 MAY 1983 Gallier, Del J Lt Col Hopper, Lester E 5.50 MB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 8 14 MAY 1983 Haddaway, George E Lt Col Hopper, Lester E 1.82 MB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 9 11 JUL 1983 Gilbertson, John Lawrence Capt Walker, Hellenmerie 12.17 MB 16 JAN 2024
Gilbertson, Josephine
2024.29 10 15 JUL 1983 Donaldson, Obed A Capt Walker, Hellenmerie 7.60 MB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 11 18 JUL 1983 Capt Myers, Frank S Capt Walker, Hellenmerie 38.53 MB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 12 2 AUG 1983 Helms, Ernest Capt Walker, Hellenmerie
Capt Myers, Frank S
4.75 MB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 13 2 AUG 1983 Hickman, Vernon S Capt Walker, Hellenmerie
Capt Myers, Frank S
6.74 MB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 14 12 AUG 1983 Neprud, Robert E Lt Col Hopper, Lester E 6.38 MB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 15 17 SEP 1983 McDonald, Addis H Lt Col Hopper, Lester E 5.06 MB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 16 17 SEP 1983 Heim, William "Bill" L Lt Col Hopper, Lester E 20.20 MB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 17 10 OCT 1983 Swaim, Carl O Lt Col Hopper, Lester E 2.22 MB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 18 10 OCT 1983 Wescott, Dorothy Grahm Lt Col Hopper, Lester E 2.02 MB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 19 10 OCT 1983 Bridges, William Paul Lt Col Hopper, Lester E 2.38 MB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 20 16 OCT 1983 Col Morse, Louisa Spruance Lt Col Hopper, Lester E 1.28 MB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 21 17 OCT 1983 Maj Sharp, Hugh R Jr Lt Col Hopper, Lester E 10.77 MB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 22 19 MAY 1984 Eggenweiler, Marilou Crescenzo Lt Col Hopper, Lester E 2.20 MB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 23 19 DEC 1984 Maj Gen Byrd, D Harold Col Sanford, Walter M 568.82 KB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 24 22 JAN 1986 Gantt, William M Lt Col Hopper, Lester E 1.28 MB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 25 5 FEB 1986 Col Mitchell, James J Col Morse, Louisa S 930.89 KB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 26 14 SEP 1991 Edwards, Edmon I Lt Col Hopper, Lester E 1.15 MB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 27 14 SEP 1991 Grier, W Logan Lt Col Hopper, Lester E 842.53 KB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 28 3 SEP 2009 Maj Schmitz, Johannes J McCormick, Colleen M 5.40 MB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 29 17 DEC 2009 Maj Redman, Elza McCormick, Colleen M 4.46 MB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 30 31 MAR 2012 Col Arn, Robert E 2d Lt Blazich, Frank A 2.27 MB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 31 19 APR 2012 Jividen, Carl E 2d Lt Blazich, Frank A 2.03 MB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 32 7 JUN 2014 Hancock, Donald N 2d Lt Bell, Joshua B 12.36 MB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 33 17 APR 2015 Ch Col Hughes, James Ch Lt Col Owen, Marvin 518.45 KB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 34 17 APR 2015 Maj Gen Vazquez, Joseph R Ch Lt Col Owen, Marvin 728.39 KB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 35 29 AUG 2015 Maj Gen Bowling, Richard L Ch Lt Col Owen, Marvin 773.56 KB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 36 14 NOV 2018 Col Wolff, Lester L Col Blazich, Frank A 1.95 MB 16 JAN 2024
OHP 37 4 NOV 2019 Lt Col McKethan, Kenneth A Jr Maj Piasecki, Donald 12.74 MB 16 JAN 2024
Lt Col Haas, Milton F
2024.29 38 21 MAY 2020 CMSgt Fisk, Wayne L Capt Allen, Jessica A 1.02 MB 16 JAN 2024
2024.29 39 1 FEB 2023 MSgt Leissner, Larry Lt Col Notarfrancesco, Andrew 678.36 KB 16 JAN 2024

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