Meinecke, Truman 1981-02-27

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Truman Meinecke discusses South Plains aviation and his aviation activities during World War II.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Truman Meinecke

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: February 27, 1981

Location: Plainview, Texas

Interviewer: Bill Wilkinson

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Flying School, Lubbock, Texas (1935), Start in aviation, Wife’s death, Hicks Field, Lubbock Airport, Art and Glen Chase, Airplane types, Manard Dagley (barber), Gene White, O. B. Sims (railroad engineer), Clent Breedlove, Works Progress Administration, Taylor Cubs, Ron Taylor, Flying clubs, Plainview, Texas Flying Club, Hale County, Texas dairying (1930), Turkey raising, Pete Smith, Chamber of Commerce secretary, Driving school, Clent Breedlove and Bob Bean, World War II, Civil Air Patrol Commander (Texas Panhandle), State Commander, Student pilot training.

Tape 1, Side 2: Civil Air Patrol, Post World War II occupation, Cadet training, Orientation flights, Aviation popularity, Aviation experiences.

Range Dates: 1930-1946

Bulk Dates: 1935-1946

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