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Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Don C. Braun
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Don C. Braun was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota and started flying in 1930 in his late teens. He moved to Canada in the early 1940s and flew for the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II. He returned to Minnesota in the late 1960s, and retired. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Braun's early life in St. Cloud. His early flying experiences in gliders. His work in an airplane factory in Colorado. Time spent flying in Chicago, Harlem and Detroit and the types of aircraft he used. His move to Canada at the beginning of World War II. Several anecdotes about flying around Canada during the war. His time as a trucker after the war. His work as a freelance pilot. A long story about flying to the North Pole and trying to land on the ice there. Anecdotes about what to wear at the North Pole and navigation tools of the time. The challenges of flying cattle. His return to the states in 1969 and his retirement to the St. Cloud area.
2 hours sound cassette
49 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
120 minutes length
Interviewee: Braun, Don C.
Interviewer: Holey, George
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 101 (Library Call Number)
AV1992.88.2 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project'