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Clayton Biller Oral History


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Biographical Information:

Clayton A. Biller was born on March 17, 1922 and was raised in Dewey, Wisconsin. Biller served as a flight instructor for the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. After his military service, Biller served as a commercial pilot for American Airlines for 31 years. Biller passed away on November 28, 2020 and is buried at the Eagle Point National Cemetery in Eagle Point, Oregon. His wife Jackie passed away in 2016.

Transcript Summary:

Clayton A. Biller described his experiences as a flight instructor in the United States Air Force during World War II. Biller enlisted into Air Corps on June 11, 1940, and received training at Chanute Field in Illinois. Biller was stationed at Freeman Army Field, Indiana, and was a flight instructor for twin engine aircraft until 1945. In addition, he discussed experience with several types of twin engine airplanes while an instructor. After his military service, Biller became licensed in civilian mechanics and instrument rating. Biller went on to work for American Airlines for 31 years until 1982.

Interview by David Smith

Thank you to the Minnesota Digital Library for digitizing the audio for the interview, as well as the creation of the transcript.


Image ID: 07773

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Clayton Biller oral history interview transcript

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