Faver, Dudley 1982-11-30

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Dudley Faver, retired Air Force officer, shares his past career and involvement in that branch of service and significant happenings during that time within the Air Force and the Plains area.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Dudley Faver

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Date: November 30, 1982

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Mark Wells

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Dudley Ervin Faver, Born August 16, 1916, in Sweetwater, Texas, First aviation experience (1939), Senior trip to San Antonio, Texas, Airplane trip around city, Applied with U. S. Army Air Corps, Assignment given March 1941, Resignation of position as Principal of Levelland High School, Spring 1940, Pilot's license received at Abilene Christian College, Training planes and program, Educational background, Levelland High School, Abilene Christian College, Degrees earned, Graduate work, Texas tech University, University of Texas, Description of Levelland back then, Dry land farmers, School busing, Population, Primary training, California, Basic training, Advanced training, Second class, Runways, Living conditions, Attrition and accidents, Due to misbehavior more than inability to fly, Aircraft flown, Graduated October 31, 1941, Aspiration to go to Philippines, Two Military flight programs, Navigator training, Pilot training, Planes used, Instructor career (1943), Selection process for school, Goal, Split of school in Bryan, Texas, Half students sent to Lubbock, Promotions, Military career, Factory support in Wichita, Kansas, Impressions of B-47 plane, Precursor to B-52 plane, Mike McCoy, Death - circa 1954, Went to McCoy 1952, left 1954

Tape 1, Side 2: Wing Commander at Reese Air Force Base, Career after Pentagon, War College at Montgomery, Alabama, Operations Officer in France, Flying RF-84, Team captain, Training school commander, Over 10,000 students in Amarillo, Texas, Amarillo Air Base, General Dwight Montiff, Technical Training School, Skills taught, Becoming Wing Commander at Reese, Good relationship between Reese and Lubbock, Reasons, Nature of the people, Same attitude found in Amarillo, Self-fulfilling prophecy, Problems, Public Relations aspect of his job, Duty days, Work hours, Hotline, Responsibilities, Stress, Relationship to George Mahon, Known him since 1936, His involvement in Lubbock location for Reese, Military emphasis on management rather than leadership, Air Force concerned with management (1951), George Washington University, Retired in Washington, Appointment by President Nixon, Position in Denver, Colorado, Length of stay - 7 years, Federal government, 4 years, University of Denver, 3 years, Reasons for returning to Texas, Returning to Lubbock, Texas, Advice for a Junior Officer to be successful

Range Dates: 1916-1982

Bulk Dates: 1940s

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