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Gean Hale Collection

Gean Hale Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Gean Hale
State of Birth:
TX
Home State:
TX
Gender:
Male
Race:
Unspecified
War or Conflict:
World War, 1939-1945
Status:
Veteran
Dates of Service:
1942-?
Entrance into Service:
Enlisted
Branch of Service:
Army Air Forces/Corps
Location of Service:
Bonham, Texas; Randolph Field and Ellington Field, Texas; Smyrna, Tennessee; China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater
Prisoner of War:
No
Service History Note:
Veteran enrolled in Civil Pilot Training program at Rice University; did basic training at Bonham, Texas, flying PT-19; trained at Randolph Field, Texas, in BT-9 and AT-6; served as Instructor at Ellington Field, Texas, flying AT-10, AT-9, and AT-17 (UC-78); trained on B-24 in Smyrna, Tennessee; flew B-24 on "Hump flights" over Himalayas in China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater; flew B-24 converted to transport aviation fuel; flew C-54's; accrued 750 hours flying between India and China; reports problems encountered during flights include icing and St. Elmo's Fire.

Collection Information (Not at LOC)

Interviewer:
Martin Morgan
Contributor:
Sam Wegner
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
National D-Day Museum
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/22840
Subjects:
Hale, Gean
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
Cite as:
Gean Hale Collection
(AFC/2001/001/22840), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Non-LC Repository Location:
National D-Day Museum
 
 

 

Last Edit: 8/30/2005

 

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