Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Gordon Newstrom

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Titles Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Gordon Newstrom
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Gordon Newstrom is manager of the Grand Rapids Minnesota airport, a position he has held since shortly after World War II. He learned to fly just before the war and spent the war training pilots. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Boyhood exposure to aircraft. Selling tickets for barnstormers. Learning to fly. Teaching flying to Navy cadets in Duluth and Albert Lea. Anecdotes about cadets at both places. Memories of other pilots of the time: Charley Curtis, Buck Simpson, Bill Berger, Roy Ives, Gene Fynbo, Ned Powers, and Vern Georgia. Working at a flight school in Coleraine. Improving the airport operation at Grand Rapids. Anecdotes about flying in and around Grand Rapids in the 1940s. Forest patrol and pipeline patrol work. Insect surveys.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
26 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 90 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Newstrom, Gordon
Interviewer: Holey, George
Interviewer: Holey, Anne M.
Dates Creation: 1965
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 101 (Library Call Number)
AV1992.88.18 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project'


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