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Wayne Mixson transcript

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box 19 (01.0464-01.0486), Folder: 01.0483 - Folder 1
Identifier: 01.0483

Scope and Contents

The collection of Wayne Mixson contains an oral history transcript of an interview provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History. Mixson, who would later serve as the 39th Governor of Florida, served in the United States Navy from 1942-1946 and participated in the Lighter-Than-Air Project; he worked with a crew in EP Squadron 14, a blimp squadron.


  • Created: 1999


Conditions Governing Access

This oral history interview transcript is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Former Florida Governor Wayne Mixson enlisted in the Navy after working for a short time at Tyndall Field, Florida. Following basic training at Great Lakes, he entered formal aviation mechanics training in Norman, Oklahoma. Because he finished in the top five of his class, he was selected for the Lighter-Than-Air Project. He trained at Lakehurst, New Jersey, and he began working with a crew in EP squadron 14. Mixson talks about the crew's submarine patrols and search and rescue and escort missions in the Atlantic. He also talks about the equipment on the blimp and how the blimp functioned. He later was appointed to the V-12 Program and attended Columbia University and the Wharton College of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.


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Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.

Source of Acquisition

Reichert Oral History Program, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Wayne Mixson transcript
Christina G. Armes
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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