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Wayne Mixson transcript

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box, Folder: 01.0483 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-01.0483

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.

Dates

  • Created: 1999

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This oral history interview transcript is open to all researchers.

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.

Extent

1 folders

Language of Materials

English

Source of Acquisition

Reichert Oral History Program, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Title
Wayne Mixson transcript
Author
Christina G. Armes
Date
11/09/2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience Repository