Davis, L E 1982-11-28

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L. E. (Jack) Davis discusses his career as an insurance agent and experiences as a pilot during World War II.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: L. E. "Jack" Davis

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Date: November 28, 1982

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Bill Wilkerson

Length: 55 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Post-World War I, Davis discharged in Washington from service, Career, Worked as office manager in Fort Worth, Bank cashier in Bowie, 1926 moved to Lubbock and worked for Huck Mobile, 1929 the company sold out, Insurance business, Opened own business, Financed automobiles, Sold agency in the 1970s, Aviation, Discussion of various aviators throughout Central and West Texas, Great Depression, Business prospered--people needed money, Lubbock's economy did not suffer greatly, World War II, Became squadron captain at Lubbock Army Air Base, Transferred to Independence, Kansas, Improvements on plates since World War I, Transferred to San Antonio base, Transferred to McAllen

Tape 1, Side 2: Air base, Improvements made to base, Discussion of airplanes, Discharged as lieutenant colonel, Entertainment, Obtained Bob Hope for a show at Independence, Kansas, Discussion of visiting entertainers, Reese Air Force Base, Donated memorabilia to base, Organizations, Didalion--founding member, Purpose of Didalion, Post-World War II, Returned to insurance business, Continued involvement with air force, Discusses advancing technology

Range Dates: 1919-1970

Bulk Dates: 1930-1945

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