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Oral History Interview with Michie Stevens, March 21, 2013

Oral History Interview with Michie Stevens, March 21, 2013

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Date: March 21, 2013
Creator: Ferguson, J. Michael & Stevens, Michie
Description: Interview with Michie Stevens, stewardess for Air America, for the Air America Oral History Project. The interview includes Stevens' personal experiences of growing up in World War II China and Japan, having a brother join the Yakuza crime syndicate, getting her first English speaking jobs, hiring and training with Air America, meeting and marrying her husband, working as a stewardess for Air America in Japan, and living in Laos, Thailand, and South Vietnam. The interview includes an appendix with an article about Stevens.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Steve Stevens, March 21, 2013

Oral History Interview with Steve Stevens, March 21, 2013

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Date: March 21, 2013
Creator: Ferguson, J. Michael & Stevens, Steve
Description: Interview with Air America fixed-wing and rotary-wing pilot Steve Stevens for the Air America Oral History Project. The interview includes Stevens' personal experiences while serving with the Marine Corps in the Korean War, flight training with the Marine Corps, getting hired with Air America, as well as flying the Sikorsky H-34 helicopter in Laos, photo reconnaissance missions throughout Laos including the Ho Chi Minh Trail in the Beechcraft Volpar, flying other helicopters and airplanes in Laos, South Vietnam, and Japan for Air America, and flying work in other parts of the world after Air America. Stevens talks about a Search and Rescue mission in Laos, his early interest in aviation and the military, early connections to Air America via other Marines, and the excellent maintenance at Air America.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with William F. Collier, February 17, 2013

Oral History Interview with William F. Collier, February 17, 2013

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Date: February 17, 2013
Creator: Ferguson, J. Michael & Collier, William F.
Description: Interview with William F. Collier, Marine veteran and Air America helicopter pilot, for the Air America Oral History Project. The interview includes Collier's personal experiences as a Marine helicopter pilot in Vietnam, living with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, living in Thailand, search and rescue missions, and the Marine Aviation Cadet program, as well as his early love of aviation, interaction with the local populations in Southeast Asia, rumors about Air America, thoughts on the Air America movie, leaving Air America, and his thoughts on U.S. involvement in Laos as well as his own involvement. The interview includes an appendix with a short story written by Collier.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program