Betty Seabrooke


Rebecca Craver


World War II

Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee

Born August 22, 1922 in Hillside; Illinois, moved to El Paso, Texas, during teenage years; graduated from Austin High School in 1940; attended Drake University and Texas College of Mines; serviced aircraft in El Paso during World War II.

Summary of Interview

Discusses experience as one of a group of El Paso women sent to San Antonio to learn hot to service aircraft during World War II; tells about her work at Biggs Field and El Paso Municipal Airport refueling planes; discusses social life during the war years especially dances held for servicemen at the service clubs at Ft. Bliss; describes personal encounter with Charles Lindburgh when he flew through El Paso.

Date of Interview


Length of Interview

55 minutes

Tape Number

No. 814

Transcript Number

No. 814

Length of Transcript

30 pages

Interview Number

No. 814

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