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Operational Archives Branch
Naval Historical Center
805 Kidder Breese Street SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5060


Papers of
Lew "Woody" Williamson,
1939-1992


Scope and Content Note

This historical collection of interviews, memoirs and scrapbook concerns Woody Williamson's experiences as an enlisted pilot in a utility squadron at Norfolk, Virginia in the 1930s. Williamson flew the Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk, used as a parasite fighter on Navy dirigibles in the 1930s. As a pilot in a utility squadron at Norfolk Naval Air Station, he was required to test and evaluate aircraft including the Sparrowhawk.

An oral history interview with Williamson, conducted by Bruce Terrell on 24 July 1992, and a videotaped interview, also conducted by Terrell on 5 June 1992, are held in the Oral History Collection.


Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Papers of Lew Williamson, Operational Archives Branch, Naval Historical Center, Washington, D.C.


Extent

0.25 cubic feet


3 July 2003