Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: George Holey Retirement Dinner
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: George Holey learned to fly in the late 1920s. He worked for Sohler Flying Service in Mankato, and as a machinist at Commander Milling. During the World War II, he worked for the Civil Aeronautics Administration. After the war, he sold surplus airplanes in the upper Midwest. Later, he worked as an inspector for the Minnesota Department of Aeronautics until his retirement in 1977. Then he directed the Air Museum of Minnesota. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: This is a testimonial ceremony for Holey's retirement. Speakers are: Sherm Booen, Master of Ceremonies; Dick Morrison, current FAA-GADO [Federal Aviation Administration-General Aviation District Office] 14 in Minneapolis; George Batchelder, former FAA-GADO 14; Letter from Jake Demmerly, former FAA-GADO in Des Moines; Ned Powers, current FAA-GADO in Des Moines; Neil Sorenson, OX5 Club (Holey was a charter member); Waldo Anderson, Minnesota Aviation Trades Association; Jim Hovda, Minnesota Parachute Rescue Team and Minnesota Sky Divers Club; Gordy Newstrom, flight instructor in Albert Lea, Minnesota; Jim Herrington, Commissioner of MnDOT; Larry McCabe, Assistant Commissioner for Aeronautics, MnDOT; George Holey. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: This is a transcription of an awards ceremony. The tape runs out during Holey's thank you address.
Quantity .75 hours sound cassette
37 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 45 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Holey, George
Interviewer: Booen, Sherm
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 10/06/1977
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 101
Accession Number AV1992.88.24
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project'

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