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Thornton Lomax describes his experiences as a pilot during World War I, and in the oil industry after that war.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Thornton Lomax

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: January 15, 1982

Location: Dallas, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour, 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Military enlistment (1917), Pilot's training, Flight instructor, Accident, Early airplanes, Military career, Aviation, Reasons for choice, Maneuvers, "Lemon turn", Formations, Airplanes, Construction, Accident frequency.

Tape 1, Side 2: Airplanes (continued), Accident frequency, Instrumentation, Vertical banking, Stunts, Flying by instinct, Altitudes, Speed, Employment, Car dealership, Oil business, Exploration, Drilling.

Tape 2, Side 1: Employment (continued), Oil business (continued), Exploratory wells, percentage successful, Oil booms, County clerk's office, Land leasing, Obstacles, Telephone anecdote, Burkburnett, Texas (1920), Oil business, Oil deals, Scouting wells, Oil field workers, Men's fashion, Palm Beach suits, Attitude towards military personnel.

Tape 2, Side 2: Oil men, Producers, Promoters, Frank Kell, Jake Hamon, Wells drilled.

Range Dates: 1917-1920s

Bulk Dates: 1917-1920s

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