Wilson, Elton 2013-10-28

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This interview features Elton Wilson discussing his experiences with the US Army flying “The Hump” in the China-India-Burma Theater in World War II.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Elton Wilson

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: October 28, 2013

Location: Plainview, Texas

Interviewer: David Marshall

Length:01:04:36 (1 hour 4 minutes)


Biographical and information; Joining the Army after Pearl Harbor, flight training; Trip from the United States to India; Flying “The Hump”; After the war, receiving dad’s farm, life as a farmer; Working to ferry planes in Dallas; Life on the farm after the war; Dangers encountered during flights of The Hump; Rest and relaxation in India; Many pilots who crashed or bailed out over The Hump; Wilson’s medals and awards; Activities after the war including flying and farming

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital

Recording Format Notes: patrons may listen to a CD copy in our reading room

Transcript: transcript available on dspace https://hdl.handle.net/10605/361860

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