Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Francis J. Geng

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Titles Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Francis J. Geng
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Francis J. Geng was director of the St. Paul Downtown Airport (Holman Field) from 1927 through 1961. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Early life in the Navy around World War I. Working as a jeweler in St. Paul and the transition to airport director in 1927. Descriptions of the early airport. A list of the famous people who used the airport. Comparisons of Holman Field to Wold-Chamberlain Field. Description of the early refueling process. Description of some stunt flying. Mentions Jefferson Transportation, predecessor to the bus line. An anecdote about a hydrogen filled weather balloon. The transition from city management of the airport to the Metropolitan Airports Commission. Flooding at Holman in 1952.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
14 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 60 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Geng, Francis J.
Interviewer: Holey, Anne M.
Dates Creation: 06/12/1965
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 101 (Library Call Number)
AV1992.88.7 (Accession Number)
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project'

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