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Evans, Michael. 2. Interview for Friendly Invasion 2016.

By Dale Gilbert Jarvis

Abstract

Oral interview with Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Evans, conducted by Dale Gilbert Jarvis, recorded at the College of the North Atlantic in Stephenville.00:00 — Michael gives biographical information; 01:00 — enlisting with the Armed Forces; Alaska Highway Project; Air Force; 03:49 — service history; Alaska, Pepperell Air Force Base, Stephenville, ranks and commissions; Pentagon, working for Secretary of Air Force; 06:41 — transferred to Defence Logistics Agency; further details of career; 08:37 — time at Harmon Air Base; arrival, decision to go; working in resupply; civilian staff, working in base supply; recognition for being Newfoundlander; Best in the Air Force; retired, then rejoined the workforce; 13:02 — how he joined the American Air Force; 20:49 — why join the Air Force; 21:35 — Harmon in the 1960s; 22:50 — story of brother Kevin in Royal Air Force during Second World War; 27:20 — father (Michael J. Evans), Newfoundland Regiment in First World War; life after the war; 29:31 — memorable moments of career; 31:15 — humerous moments from career/life; travelling with a large family; 39:05 — favourite postings; Pepperell Air Force Base, what it was like; posting in the Arctic Ocean; Congress, Pentagon; 42:30 — Cuban Missle Crisis, at Barstand (?) Air Force Base; being ready for the order; development of the Air Force; being a target; 48:03 — lessons from career; discipline; 49:55 — how he met his wife

Topics: Oral traditions, expressions and the written word;, Evans, Michael
Year: 2016
OAI identifier: oai:collections.mun.ca:ich_wn/2742
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