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Reminiscences of John Richardson Alison : oral history, 1960.

Creator: Alison, John R. 1912-2011
Project: Aviation project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 132 pages
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Aviator, business executive.

Scope and Contents

Pre-World War II training and experience in Army Air Corps; demonstrating P-40s in England; London during the Blitz; duty in Russia, Lend-Lease program with Russian Air Force; combat assignments in China, Burma, India theater of war; kamikaze attacks on Pacific Fleet; Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Air; Northrop Corporation. Recollections about Harry Hopkins, Generals Henry H. Arnold, Claire Chennault, and Orde Wingate.


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