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1978 May 4

Granville, Robert

Robert Granville: oral history with Thomas E. Nallen

Skowhegan (Me.) - From a series of interviews with former employees of the Granville Airplane Company of Springfield, Mass.: interview with Robert Granville, the last surviving brother of the five owners of the Granville Airplane Company.

Granville Airplane Company Oral History Collection

1978 Feb. 18

Miller, Howell W.

Howell W. 'Pete' Miller: oral history with Thomas E. Nallen

Manchester (Conn.) - From a series of interviews with former employees of the Granville Airplane Company of Springfield, Mass. Pete Miller (1902-1995) was a pioneering aircraft designer who worked as chief engineer with Granville Aircraft Co. from 1932-1934. Among other projects, he helped design the Gee Bee R-1 flown by Jimmy Doolittle that broke the world speed record in 1932 (296 mph).

Granville Airplane Company Oral History Collection

1990 Jan. 31

Hall, Robert L.

Robert L. 'Bob' Hall: oral history with Thomas E. Nallen and Donald Foster

Newport (R.I.) - From a series of interviews with former employees of the Granville Airplane Company of Springfield, Mass. A 1927 graduate of the University of Michigan, Hall (ca.1906-1991) worked briefly with Fairchild Aircraft Co., before becoming chief engineer at Granville Aircraft: he was designer of the Gee Bee 'City of Springfield' racer. After Granville, Hall worked from Grumman Aircraf... more

Granville Airplane Company Oral History Collection

1978 Feb. 25

Agoli, Gordon B.

Gordon B. Agnoli: oral history with Thomas E. Nallen, Ron Harrison, and Dan Clinney

Springfield (Mass.) - From a series of interviews with former employees of the Granville Airplane Company of Springfield, Mass. Agnoli (1907-1996) was a painter for the Granville Airplane Co., hand-painting the insignia on the planes flown by Jimmy Doolittle and later founding and operating Agnoli Sign Co. of Springfield. Recollections of the Granville brothers, Jimmy Doolittle, painting the ... more

Granville Airplane Company Oral History Collection

1979 Aug. 24

Miller, Howell W.

Howell W. 'Pete' Miller and Bill Turner: oral history with Thomas E. Nallen

Springfield (Mass.) - From a series of interviews with former employees of the Granville Airplane Company of Springfield, Mass. Pete Miller (1902-1995) was a pioneering aircraft designer who worked as chief engineer with Granville Aircraft Co. from 1932-1934; Bill Turner was a Navy pilot and Dean of Hastings College of Law in San Francisco and founder of Repeat Aircraft, a replica and restoration co... more

Granville Airplane Company Oral History Collection

1978 Jan. 28

Miller, Howell W.

Howell W. 'Pete' Miller: oral history with Thomas E. Nallen

Manchester (Conn.) - From a series of interviews with former employees of the Granville Airplane Company of Springfield, Mass., including discussion of the background and intent of the project. Pete Miller (1902-1995) was a pioneering aircraft designer who worked as chief engineer with Granville Aircraft Co. from 1932-1934. Among other projects, he helped design the Gee Bee R-1 flown by Jim... more

Granville Airplane Company Oral History Collection

1980 Mar. 17

Roberts, Paul

Paul Roberts: oral history with Thomas E. Nallen

Chicopee Falls (Mass.) - From a series of interviews with former employees of the Granville Airplane Company of Springfield, Mass. Roberts was an employee and son-in-law of Tom Granville. Discussing Roberts' career with the Granville Brothers. (00:00:33) First meeting with the Granville brothers in 1929, renting rooms from Roberts' family in Chicopee Falls, life with the Granvilles at home, beginning w... more

Granville Airplane Company Oral History Collection