Donald Leroy Garrett was born on October 24, 1917 in Franklin, Nebraska. Little information has been found about his education
and early years. He was qualified as a pilot and was a civilian flight instructor for the U.S. Army Air Force.
He was employed by Consolidated Aircraft Corp., from December 21, 1936 to April 21, 1939 as a Department Clerk, Wing.
From January 12, 1943 to June 27, 1945, he was employed by Southwest Airways, Inc. of Phoenix, Arizona, as a Civilian Army
Flight Instructor at Thunderbird Airport in Glendale Arizona. Judging from the correspondence he received from his current
and former students, he was very well respected and was a very successful flight instructor.
Mr. Garrett died on March 10, 2012, in San Diego, California, and was survived by his brother Wayne, three children, four
grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
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The collection contains items reflecting Mr. Garrett's career as a civilian Army Air Force flight instructor, including flight
training instructions and correspondence
The collection consists of two archival boxes, 15-1/2 x 5 x 10-1/2 inches and 12-1/2 x 5 x 10-1/2 inches.