American Fighter Aces Association Oral Interviews

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Title

American Fighter Aces Association Oral Interviews

Description

The American Fighter Aces Association (AFAA) Oral Interviews consists of oral histories with approximately one hundred twenty-two (122) fighter aces, along with a few non-aces such as historians and military commanders. Most of the interviews focus on the interviewees' military service during either World War I or World War II, but a few also discuss their involvement in the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Military training and personal background are also discussed.

The collection also contains several recorded events connected to fighter pilots, such as reunions and goodwill meetings, plus some radio commercials for the Champlin Fighter Museum. The interviews, events, and commercials are recorded on a total of one hundred forty-three (143) audio reels, ninety-four (94) audiocassettes, four (4) microcassettes, and two (2) data cartridges.

As of 2018, the reels and audiocassettes have been digitized, and transcripts are being made for each interview. Transcripts and digitized recordings are uploaded to The Museum of Flight Digital Collections once the transcription process is complete. This digitization project is ongoing until the end of 2018.

Please note that some of the interviews contain offensive comments, such as racial slurs or impersonations, and graphic descriptions of wartime violence.

Subject

Aces (Fighter pilots)
Air pilots, Military
American Fighter Aces Association
Fighter pilots
Korean War, 1950-1953
United States. Air Force
United States. Army Air Forces
United States. Army. Air Corps
United States. Marine Corps
United States. Navy
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1939-1945

Creator

American Fighter Aces Association

Format

audiocassettes
digital audio tapes
interviews
open reel audiotapes
oral histories (literary works)

Date

circa 1960s-1990s

Language

English

Coverage

Africa, North
Australia
China
England
Europe
France
Germany
Italy
Japan
Middle East
Oceania
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Solomon Islands
Soviet Union
United States

Rights Holder

The Museum of Flight Archives

Rights

Permission to publish material from the American Fighter Aces Association Oral Interviews must be obtained from The Museum of Flight Archives.

Bibliographic Citation

The American Fighter Aces Association Oral Interviews/The Museum of Flight

Collection Items

Robert M. DeHaven oral history interview (Part 5 of 5)
In this five-part oral history, fighter ace Robert M. DeHaven is interviewed about his military service with the United States Army Air Forces. In part five, DeHaven continues to describe his wartime experiences as a fighter pilot and his time in the…

Robert M. DeHaven oral history interview (Part 4 of 5)
In this five-part oral history, fighter ace Robert M. DeHaven is interviewed about his military service with the United States Army Air Forces. In part four, DeHaven continues to describe his wartime experiences as a fighter pilot and his time in the…

Robert M. DeHaven oral history interview (Part 3 of 5)
In this five-part oral history, fighter ace Robert M. DeHaven is interviewed about his military service with the United States Army Air Forces. In part three, DeHaven continues to describe his wartime experiences as a fighter pilot and his time in…

Robert M. DeHaven oral history interview (Part 2 of 5)
In this five-part oral history, fighter ace Robert M. DeHaven is interviewed about his military service with the United States Army Air Forces. In part two, DeHaven continues to describe his experiences as a fighter pilot, including his time in the…

Robert M. DeHaven oral history interview (Part 1 of 5)
In this five-part oral history, fighter ace Robert M. DeHaven is interviewed about his military service with the United States Army Air Forces. In part one, DeHaven describes his experiences as a fighter pilot, including his time in the South Pacific…

Gregory A. Daymond oral history interview
Fighter ace Gregory A. “Gus” Daymond is interviewed by Eugene A. Valencia about his military service with the Royal Air Force during World War II. Daymond describes his wartime experiences as a fighter pilot and his time in England with No. 71…

Leonard K. Davis oral history interview
Fighter ace Leonard K. “Duke” Davis is interviewed by Eugene A. Valencia about his military service with the United States Marine Corps during World War II. Davis describes his wartime experiences as a fighter pilot and his time with Marine Fighting…

William A. Daniel oral history interview (Part 3 of 3)
In this three-part oral history, fighter ace William A. Daniel is interviewed by Eugene A. Valencia about his military service with the United States Army Air Corps. In part three, Daniel continues to discuss his experiences as an Army Air Corps…

William A. Daniel oral history interview (Part 2 of 3)
In this three-part oral history, fighter ace William A. Daniel is interviewed by Eugene A. Valencia about his military service with the United States Army Air Corps. In part two, Daniel continues to discuss his experiences as an Army Air Corps pilot…

William A. Daniel oral history interview (Part 1 of 3)
In this three-part oral history, fighter ace William A. Daniel is interviewed by Eugene A. Valencia about his military service with the United States Army Air Corps. In part one, Daniel discusses his experiences as an Army Air Corps pilot and his…
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