Reflections on Brigadier General Jerry O’Connor
Interviewed for MAOHP - 12/12/2016
Reference Code: IE_MA_MAC_006_MAOHP_012_F
Location(s): Casement Aerodrome
Tony Kearns, a civilian historian to the Irish Air Corps has spent over fifty years researching and writing about the organisation. Here, Tony refers to Adolf Galland who gave a lecture in Ireland on 'the famous channel dash' to the Royal Aeronautical Society in the mid 1980s. Galland was a German Luftwaffe general who flew 705 combat missions and was accredited with 104 aerial victories during World War II (The Emergency). Tony also reflects on Jeremiah 'Jerry' O'Connor who was Officer Commanding the Air Corps and lists some of the aircraft he flew in his time with the Irish Air Corps. Brigadier General Jeremiah O'Connor was interviewed in 1998 by Michael J. Whelan and the interview has been donated to the MAOHP.