Max Conrad and Early Winona Aviation Oral History Project: Interview with C. Paul Venables
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: C. Paul Venables was born on May 27, 1903 in Plainview, Minnesota. He went to high school for two years. When C. Paul was fifteen years old, a friend of his had an Army Jenny which sparked his interest in flying. Then he left the state for a period of time and came back to start up a business in 1933. In 1936 or 1937 he met Max Conrad. He was also a Packard dealer at the time. He was taking flying lessons from Max Conrad in 1938 and started working on his private pilot's license. After a while he operated a Navy V5 School during World War II in conjunction with Saint Mary's College and then in 1940, he and his wife flew to Florida and back again. He went back to dealing automobiles until 1971, when he retired. At the time of the interview he lived in Fountain City, Wisconsin with his wife. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: This tape consists of Venables's biographical background, introduction to flying and his experiences with Max Conrad and Venables's life and personal flying experience.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
24 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:32:06 running time
Creation Interviewee: Venables, C. Paul
Interviewer: Skree, James
Made in Fountain City, Buffalo County, Wisconsin
Subjects Winona, Winona County, Minnesota, United States
Made in Fountain City, Buffalo County, Wisconsin
Dates Creation: 10/30/1975
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 AV1992.66.8
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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