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John E. Schmidt, Jr. papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box, Folder: 99.0300 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-99.0300

Scope and Contents

32 page interview covering John E. Schmidt's life from birth and early childhood to his military career and life on base in the Panama Canal Zone. The vast majority of the interview concerns life in the Canal Zone from leisure activities to medical matters.


  • Created: 1931 - 1951
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1931-1951
  • Other: Date acquired: 06/08/1999


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Biographical or Historical Information

John E. Schmidt was born in 1931 and grew up in the Panama Canal Zone. He moved to Panama in 1935 after his father got a job with the U.S. Army Signal Corps in 1934. He worked with the U.S. Navy briefly before joining the U.S. Air Force in 1951. In the military he was a part of multiple units including the 1001st Air Bombardment Wing and 3550th Combat Crew Training Wing, and briefly deployed to Vietnam as a part of MACV-J-2 Headquarters. He held a position on the faculty of the Air Force Academy for a total of nine years. He earned the Bronze Star and multiple commendations.


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Revised 2/20/2017. Entered 2/16/2017.

John E. Schmidt, Jr. papers
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