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Oral history interview with Joe Russell, 1977 Aug. 18.
BANC MSS 99/68 z; Phonotape 2963 C:1-2
Collection Overview

Title:

Oral history interview with Joe Russell, 1977 Aug. 18
Donated oral histories collection

Creator/Contributor:

Russell, Patrick Joseph, 1901-1982, creator, Interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

White, Wayne E., Interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Russell, Frances M. (Frances Miller), 1907-1999

Creator/Contributor:

Idaho State Historical Society

Abstract:

Joe Russsell discusses his career as an airplane pilot before and after World War II: learning to fly in Idaho just after World War I, barnstorming in Idaho, eastern Washington and Oregon with his brother Basil "Bake" Russell, working as a commercial pilot for Transcontinental Air Transport (later became Trans World Airways) 1930-1932, barnstorming and working as a salesman for Lincoln Aircraft and Mono Aircraft in the Midwest, with some references to California; becoming a pilot on Cía. de Aviación Faucett, Peru, in 1936, including comments on the equipment used by the firm, flying conditions and regulations, company policies, salaries and benefits; returning to the United States and serving as a Captain in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II; returning to Faucett, 1945-1949.
Includes biographical information about Joe Russell, answers to additional questions for Joe Russell posed by the interviewer, autobiographical material, and a listing of the Patrick Joseph Russell Collection at the Idaho State Historical Society.

Date:

1977 (issued)

Subject:

n-usc-- -- n-usw-- -- n-us-ca -- s-pe---
Compañía de Aviación Faucett.
United States. -- Army Air Forces.
Air pilots -- Interviews
Aeronautics -- Northwest, Pacific
Aeronautics -- Middle West
Aeronautics -- California
Aeronautics -- Peru
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American

Note:

Interview conducted by Wayne E. White at Boise State University, Boise, Idaho, on behalf of the Idaho State Historical Society, Aug. 18, 1977. Transcript edited by Joe Russell and his wife Frances, who has added minor emendations in pencil.
Forms part of: Donated oral histories collection.
Audio tape recording of the interview also available. Classified as Phonotape 2963 C:1-2
Idaho State Historical Society; Boise, Idaho.
REFERENCE USE ONLY. Reproduction prohibited. Direct requests for copies or permission to publish to the Idaho State Historical Society.
Idaho State Historical Society; Boise, Idaho. Patrick Joseph Russell collection (MS 247)
Patrick Joseph Russell, known by personal preference as Joe Russell, was born in Payette, Idaho, Jan. 4, 1901, and died in Santa Rosa, Calif., Jan. 14, 1982; following his professional flying career, Joe Russell worked as an inspector for Boeing Consolidated in Seattle, 1949-1950, and as a mechanic for United Airlines, San Francisco, until his retirement in 1966. He continued to fly privately during that time.

Type:

Oral histories.

Physical Description:

print
22 leaves ; 28 cm.
2 sound cassettes.
5 items in portfolio.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 99/68 z
Phonotape 2963 C:1-2

Origin:

Idaho

Copyright Note:

REFERENCE USE ONLY. Reproduction prohibited. Direct requests for copies or permission to publish to the Idaho State Historical Society.