Oral history interview with Douglas, R. Crawford, 2004 February 25.

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Crawford, Douglas R., 1929-. Oral history interview with Douglas, R. Crawford, 2004 February 25.

Oral history interview with Douglas, R. Crawford, 2004 February 25.

Interview with Douglas R. Crawford, Air Force veteran, concerning his experiences as a radar technician in the U.S. Air Force during the Cold War years. Early family life; decision to join the U.S. Army Air Forces, 1946; training as a bulldozer operator; removal of radioactive debris from Hiroshima, 1946-47; training as a radar operator at Edwards Air Force Base, California; his work as the radar tracker when Major Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in the Bell X-1 on October 14, 1947; assignment to Clark Air Force Base, Philippines, 1949; assignment to Korea, 1952, as a forward air observer; his role as an airborne radar operator during the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis; his various activities with the NASA Space Program; clandestine missions with the CIA and Air America over Cambodia during the Vietnam War.

75 leaves ; 29 cm.

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