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Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Francis J. Geng
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.
1 hour sound cassette
14 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
60 minutes length
Interviewee: Geng, Francis J.
Interviewer: Holey, Anne M.
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 101 (Library Call Number)
AV1992.88.7 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project'