Breedlove, Aulyne 1981-05-04

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Aulyne King Breedlove, wife of Clint Breedlove, first Lubbock airport manager, discusses her life, the early years of aviation on the South Plains and her husband’s aviation career.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Aulyne (Mrs. Clent) Breedlove

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Date: May 4, 1981

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Bill Wilkerson

Length: 2 hours


Tape 1, Side 1: Born (Sandia, Texas), To Tahoka, Texas, Hardin-Simmons College, Abilene, Texas, Clent Breedlove, husband, Courtship, Marriage (August 24, 1924), Clent Breedlove, Mac Breedlove, father, Architect, San Antonio, Texas, Mamie Breedlove, mother, Education, Early jobs, United States Air Force (age 16), Mechanical experience, Pilot training

Tape 1, Side 2: Clent Breedlove (continued), Air Force (continued), Discharged (1922), Appendicitis, To Sweetwater, Texas, Movie theater work, To Whiteright, Texas (1925), Mary Louise Breedlove, daughter, Born (June 2, 1925), To Levelland, Texas, Airplane construction, To Lubbock, Texas (September, 1930), Municipal airport manager, Financial difficulties, Piper Cub airplane, Department of Commerce pilot's license, Women's Trans-Continental Air Race (1931), Marty Bowman, pilot

Tape 2, Side 1: Lubbock, Texas, Municipal Airport, Military airplane passengers, Roy Norton, pilot, Great Lakes airplane, Whaco Cabin airplane, Ben Branson, pilot, Aeronica airplane, Les Bowman, pilot, Julian York, pilot, Lubbock area pilots, Clent Breedlove, Resigned as airport manager (1941), Aircraft inspector, Opened airport in Lubbock (1942), Flying school, Texas Tech University students, Flying school in Plainview, Texas

Tape 2, Side 2: Clent Breedlove (continued), Marine pilot training field, Lubbock, Flying school in Lamesa, Texas, Flight instructors, Florene Miller, ground inspector, Heart attack (1947), Lubbock Municipal Airport (again), Jimmy Doolittle, pilot, Billy Mitchell, military pilot, Incident, bombing battleships, Financial debts, Lubbock Municipal Airport (again)

Range Dates: 1924-1981

Bulk Dates: 1924-circa 1945

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