Max Conrad and Early Winona Aviation Oral History Project: Interview with Royal G. Thern
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Royal Thern was born in New London, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in mechanical engineering. His first air experience was with Max Conrad in 1935. He has spent time in the Air Force and Army Reserve. In 1948 Thern started his own business and also received his private pilot's license. His wife received her license in 1965. He has had his business ever since 1948. At the time of the interview Thern and his wife lived in Winona and own and ran Thern Company. They had four children. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: This tape includes biographical information, aviation, Max Conrad/cross country trip, Thern's war years, and the Thern Company.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
14 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:27:17 running time
Creation Interviewee: Thern, Royal G.
Interviewer: White, LuAnne L.
Made in Winona, Winona County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Winona, Winona County, Minnesota, United States
Made in Winona, Winona County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 11/13/1975
Credit Line Digitized with support from the Ken and Nina Rothchild Endowed Fund for Business History and Women's History.
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 39
Accession Number AV1992.66.6
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Max Conrad and Early Winona Aviation Oral History Project'

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