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Bill Fisher, Willbur Brewer, Jim Faust, and Joe Wokal interview
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TitleBill Fisher, Willbur Brewer, Jim Faust, and Joe Wokal interview
Date of Original1993-03-06
CreatorFisher, Brian
Creator RoleInterviewer;
DescriptionAn interview with Bill Fisher, Willbur Brewer, Jim Faust, and Joe Wokal for the KPOK Radio-Thon to raise money for the Pioneer Trails Regional Museum. The interview contains information on aviation history in the Bowman area and memories the men had about flying. They talk about their first experiences in airplanes, what made them want to become pilots, how they learned to fly, who taught them to fly, the favorite aircraft they have ever flown, flying experiences they never want to repeat.
General SubjectTransportation
Subject (LCTGM)Men
Air pilots
Airplane industry
Airplane equipment
Airplane engines
Aircraft accidents
Airport terminals
Personal NameFisher, Bill
Brewer, Willbur
Faust, Jim
Wokal, Joe
LocationBowman (N.D.)
Bowman County (N.D.)
Item NumberPTRM-3
Format of OriginalAudio cassettes
Transcription"Joe Wokal- History of Bowman airport and flying in the area. Bill Fisher Started flying at age 13. Winter flying, crop spraying, coyote hunting. Jim Faust- Flying in WWII. Gave flying lessons. Flew to deliver groceries and mail in bad winters. Wilbur Brewer- Earned first plane rides by washing planes. Did crop spraying. First airport was where Joe Wokal's house was in 1993, when hiway overpass put in the airport was moved west of town. Flew Pregnant women to hospital in winter"—Handwritten on tap 3A.
"Joe Wokal- history of Bowman airport and flying. Bill Fisher- years of flying started at age 13. Jim Faust- came back from WWII and gave flying lessons. Wilbur Brewer- first ride in plane by washing planes. First airport was where Joe Wokal's house is 1993. Sagmiller hunted coyotes with plane. Some early flyers had some bootlegging with plane. Joe was in WWII and bought a plane and rented it and flyer wrecked the plane. Cost $1, 200 used for by-plane. Several women took flying lessons from Joe and Vic Wokal. Skison planes in bad winter to deliver mail and groceries, and pregnant women to doctors. Baby boom years. Flew Dr. to ranch and then to take off at dark tractor made track and flew patient to Dickinson"—Handwritten on tape 3B.
Repository InstitutionPioneer Trails Regional Museum
Credit LinePioneer Trails Regional Museum (PTRM-3)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Ordering InformationPioneer Trails Regional Museum
12 First Ave. N.
P. O. Box 78
Bowman, ND 58623
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2009-2010 NAR10-RC-10062-09
Digital IDdmPTRM3
Media StandardMPEG Audio
Audio Tracks2 track stereo (unmixed)
Data Rate128 kbps
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