Oral History Interview with Ed Carseth, August 6, 2003

Description:

Interview with Ed Carseth, a pilot during World War II. He discusses an early interest in aviation and earned his pilot's license through the Civilian Pilot Training program. He spent a year as an instructor before joining the Air Transport Command. Through 1944 he delivered aircraft to Australia before being assigned to Myitkyina, Burma. He speaks of living conditions at Myitkyina. He flew materials over the Himalaya Mountains (the Hump) from Burma to Kunming, China. Carseth relates anectdotes about General Claire Chennault, Lord Louis Mountbatten, and a squadron mate who kept a baboon.

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Location(s):
Creation Date: August 6, 2003
Partner(s):
National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
Collection(s):
National Museum of the Pacific War Oral History Collection
Texas Oral History Collection
World War Two Collection
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Publisher Info:
Place of Publication: Fredericksburg, Texas
Date(s):
  • Creation: August 6, 2003
Coverage:
Place
Myanmar - Kachin National Division - Myitkyinā
Place
China - Yunnan Province - Kunming
Place
Australia
Place
Nepal
Place
China - Tibet Autonomous Region
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Description:

Interview with Ed Carseth, a pilot during World War II. He discusses an early interest in aviation and earned his pilot's license through the Civilian Pilot Training program. He spent a year as an instructor before joining the Air Transport Command. Through 1944 he delivered aircraft to Australia before being assigned to Myitkyina, Burma. He speaks of living conditions at Myitkyina. He flew materials over the Himalaya Mountains (the Hump) from Burma to Kunming, China. Carseth relates anectdotes about General Claire Chennault, Lord Louis Mountbatten, and a squadron mate who kept a baboon.

Note:

Recording gives interview date as August 6, 2003.

Physical Description:

1 sound recording : digital

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Keyword(s): oral histories | biographies | interviews | WWII | Kunming, China | Burma
Partner:
National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
Collection:
National Museum of the Pacific War Oral History Collection
Collection:
Texas Oral History Collection
Collection:
World War Two Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: OH00905
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204492
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204492
Resource Type: Sound
Format: Audio