Paul A. Rasmussen and his wife Berna Rasmussen describe Paul’s experiences growing up on a ranch in Montana as well as his career as a flight land mechanic that kept him moving around the United States during the mid-20th century. Paul recalls his childhood home in Lavina, Montana, as well as his brother, Wayne Rasmussen, who later became the head historian for the U.S. Department of Agrigulture. Berna Rasmussen talks about Paul’s career in the airline industry, their children, and Paul’s anecdotes about growing up during the Great Depression.
United Airlines; Lavina, Montana; Convair; Aircraft manufacturing; U.S. military; Wayne Rasmussen; Great Depression; U.S. Department of Agriculture
Rasmussen Family Oral History Project, OH 398, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (17 p.: 28 cm.)
Rasmussen, Paul A. and Rasmussen, Berna, "Paul A. Rasmussen and Berna Rasmussen Interview, August 9, 2005" (2005). Rasmussen Family Oral History Project. 1.