Kingsberry, Bill and Mary Louise 1982-03-13

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Bill and Mary Louise Kingsberry discuss her father, Clint Breedlove, an early aviator and owner of Breedlove Airport in Lubbock.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Bill and Mary Louise Kingsberry

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: March 13, 1982

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Bill Wilkerson

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Clent Breedlove, Father of Mary Louise Kingsberry, Personality, Patriotism, Sense of humor, Temper, Artistic abilities, Mary Louise Kingsberry, Born: Abilene, Texas, Moved to Lubbock at age five, Childhood memories, Life at Breedlove Airport, Breedlove house, In a hangar, Dust storm (1930s), Airplanes at Breedlove Airport (1930s), "Ninety-niners," women pilots, Jacqueline Cochran, Clent Breedlove (again), Concern for daughter’s safety, Anecdotes, flying, The Kingsberrys in California, The Breedloves, Closed airport (1947), Moved to Las Vegas, New Mexico (1949), Opened Jeep dealership, The Kingsberrys (again), Courtship and marriage, Lubbock High School, Bill Kingsberry, U. S. Air Force fighter pilot, Worked for Clent Breedlove (1945-46).

Tape 1, Side 2: Bill Kingsberry (continued), Airplane accident, Impressions of Clent Breedlove, Clent Breedlove (again), Physical description, Retired from flying (1946), Military service, Worked with famous pilots, Flight activities, Charter service, Air races, First manager, Lubbock Municipal Airport, Love for aviation.

Range Dates: 1920-1960

Bulk Dates: 1930-1950

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