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Oral History Interview with Rosa Lea Fullwood Meek Dickerson, February 27, 2000

Description: Interview with Rosa Lea Fullwood Meek Dickerson, former pilot from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Dickerson describes her early interest in airplanes and tells stories from her days with the WWII Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), flying different types of aircraft to bases all over the United States. She includes the history of WASP, its formation, and dissolution. Her flying stories detail plane crashes and near-death experiences, including the sabotage of planes at the airport in Enid, OK by a German National. Mrs. Dickerson also talks about running a flying service in the Kerrville airport with her husband, Carl Meek, during the early days of aviation after WWII.
Date: February 27, 2000
Creator: Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Bethel, Ann & Dickerson, Rosa Lea Fullwood Meek
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

[Six Soldiers at Military Camp]

Description: Photograph of a group of men posing for the camera outdoors at a military camp. There are three men standing in the back row and three kneeling in the front. Behind them, a wooden fence surrounds a series of small tents. There are a number of trees scattered among the tents.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Melvin Hansen in Front of Automobile]

Description: Photograph of a man, identified as Melvin Hansen, standing in front of a parked automobile facing to the left. He is dressed in a military uniform. Behind the car, the roof of a building is seen as well as the tops of a few tree branches.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Agnes and Melvin Hansen in Front of Family Home]

Description: Photograph of a man and a woman, identified as Melvin and Agnes Hansen, respectively, standing before the Hansen family home in Danevang, Texas. The home is a two-story structure with horizontal siding, a series of windows, and a small balcony in the second floor that is bordered by railing. Agnes Hansen wears a belted, knee-length dress and glasses. Melvin Hansen is dressed in a military uniform. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph lists their names.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Melvin & Marjorie Hansen with Son Dennis

Description: Photograph of the Hansen family in front of their home in Danevang, Texas. Melvin Hansen, dressed in a military uniform, is standing on the far left holding his infant son, Dennis Hansen. His wife, Marjorie Hansen, stands next to them on the right wearing a long, wool coat over a striped blouse. There are two visible windows behind them.
Date: 1945/1955
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Portrait of Melvin Hansen]

Description: Photograph of a man, identified as Melvin Hansen. He is dressed in a military uniform, wearing a jacket with button-flap pockets over a shirt and tie combination. The tie is slightly bulging outwards. He also wears a matching hat. He is in front of a blank backdrop and side-lighting hits his face prominently from the upper right.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Melvin Hansen on Sidewalk in Large Town

Description: Photograph of a man, identified as Melvin Hansen, walking through a crowded city street. He is wearing a military uniform, which consists of a jacket over a shirt and tie combination, pants, and a matching cap. He appears to be walking underneath a lighted roof, perhaps belonging to a movie theatre.
Date: 1945/1955
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Melvin Hansen in Front of Brick House]

Description: Photograph of a man, identified as Melvin Hansen, in front of a single-story brick house. Behind him, a screen door is closed in front of an open front door. There is one visible window. Melvin Hansen wears a military uniform. It consists of pants, a tucked shirt, tie, and cap, which is tilted slightly to the left. He is looking down at an unspecified object in his hands with a cigarette in his mouth.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Melvin Hansen Holding Small Child in Yard

Description: Photograph of a man, identified as Melvin Hansen, holding his infant son, Dennis Hansen. They are standing in a yard, with nothing around them except a few trees in the distance. Melvin wears a military uniform. His son wears a thick jacket and a bonnet tied into a bow at the neck. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph reads, "Melvin Hansen and son, Dennis".
Date: 1945/1955
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Soldiers and Military Trucks]

Description: Photograph of a man with his hands behind his back in front of military trucks. He is dressed in a military uniform, which consists of pants, shirt and tie, and a hat that is tilted slightly to the left. There are two men in the back standing on what appears to be a truck bed. No names have been provided, but accompanying information indicates that "John is on back".
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Melvin Hansen in Front of Brick House]

Description: Photograph of a man, identified as Melvin Hansen, in front of a single-story brick house. Behind him, a screen door shows an open front door. There are two visible windows; the farthest right is mostly cropped out of the photograph. Melvin Hansen wears a military uniform. It consists of pants, a tucked shirt, tie, and cap, which is tilted slightly to the left.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Melvin Hansen at Wholesale Candy Parking Lot]

Description: Photograph of a man, identified as Melvin Hansen, at a Wholesale Candy parking lot. He stands in front of a series of parked automobiles, dressed sharply in a military style uniform. There is a duffel bag behind one of the cars off to the right. Although partly obstructed by Melvin's head, a water tower is visible behind the store.
Date: 1910/1950
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Melvin Hansen Outdoors in Front of Bush]

Description: Photograph of a man, identified as Melvin Hansen, standing in front of a large bush. A flat, spacious landscape surrounds him. There appears to be a building very far away in the distance. Melvin wears a military style trench coat, trousers over a shirt and tie combination, and a tilted cap. His legs are slightly apart from one another.
Date: 1910/1950
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Photograph of Agnes, Otto L., and Melvin Hansen]

Description: Photograph of a man, identified as Melvin Hansen, standing between his parents, Otto L. Hansen and Agnes Hansen. Melvin is dressed in a military-style uniform. His father, to his left, is wearing a three-piece suit and a hat. His mother, to his right, wears glasses and a thick, dark-colored coat. They are standing in front of an automobile, mostly obstructed but still visible. In the very back, there are a series of parked cars, a water tower in the distance, and a few nondescript buildings. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph lists their names.
Date: 1910/1950
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Brian Wind in Military Uniform]

Description: Photograph of a young adult, identified as Brian Wind, in a military uniform standing in the snow. His hands are placed firmly on his sides and he smiles at the camera. An extravagant two-story house is behind him. To his right, a pile of cannonballs have been stacked on the snow. Photograph most likely comes from World War I era.
Date: 1910/1950
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society