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
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Interview with Betty Seabrooke by Rebecca Craver, 1994, "Interview no. 814," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.