Gaulding, Jack 1982-12-12

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Jack Gaulding shares his interests and involvement in the Confederate Air Force and how this group is preserving the history of World War II and their in business and Reese Air Force Base.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Jack Gaulding

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Date: December 12, 1982


Interviewer: Mark Wells

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Gaulding Jack background, b: September 14 1933 Amarillo Texas, High school Dumas Texas, Texas Tech, Petroleum Engineering, Drafted in Korean War - 1954, Interrupted college, Returned to Tech 1956, Graduated Tech 1960, Interest in aviation, Cost of flying - late 1940s, Father's occupation, Progression through FAA Certification, Training flying, Lubbock Municipal Airport (1950s), Layout, Airlines operating, Gaulding Jack (again), Interest in World War II airplanes, Building model airplanes from apple box crates, Military bases visited, Confederate Air Force (CAF), Qualifications to be a pilot in CAF, Bought PT-26, Description, Maintaining, FAA Certification, Confederate Air Force group, Origins, Membership, Insurance, T-6 "Texan", Description, Cost, Performance, Maintenance, Fuel, "Wildcat" airplane, Strengths, Limitations, Weaknesses, Cost to sponsor, Gaulding Jack (again), Feelings while flying World War II airplanes, Restrictions for flying.

Tape 1, Side 2: Confederate Air Force, Training and CAF rating, Air shows, Acts - choreography, Involvement in TV and films, Military persons membership, No jet aircraft, Era of concern of CAF (1939-1946), Restoration, Maintenance, Involvement in Chamber of Commerce, Military Business branch, Affiliation with Reese Air Force Base, Relationship between Reese and Lubbock, Reasons for relationship, Economic, Chamber of Commerce, Texas Tech, Overall attitude, GI Bill and other housing programs, Payroll, Cultural and social implications, Host families, Military benefits, General aviation changes, Economic limitations, Temporary, Groups affected.

Range Dates: 1933-1982

Bulk Dates: 1950s

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