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Legacies Project Oral History: Larry Millben

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 9:06am

Lt. Col. Larry Millben was born in 1936 in Detroit. His parents immigrated from Chatham and Windsor, Canada. Fascinated by airplanes from an early age, he was one of only a few Black students to attend Aero Mechanics High School (now Davis Aerospace Technical High School) in Detroit in the early 1950s. Millben went on to become an aircraft mechanic, a military avionics officer, and base commander of Selfridge Air National Guard Base. Prior to his military career, he also worked in research and development in the private sector. He married his wife Jeannie in 1959, and they have three children.

Larry Millben was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2010 as part of the Legacies Project.

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December
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1962
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Fire Causes Near Complete Destruction of Applied Dynamics International Plant In Scio Twp., November 1968 Photographer: William B. Treml

Fire Causes Near Complete Destruction of Applied Dynamics International  Plant In Scio Twp., November 1968 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, November 11, 1968
Caption
Fire Rages In Building - The picture above [this photo] shows how the south side of Applied Dynamics Co., plant on Huron River Dr. in Scio Township looked early yesterday morning as fire raced through the computer plant, destroying all but the east end of the 21, 000-square-foot structure. Below, a Dexter volunteer fireman is silhouetted against a background of flame as he pulls a fire hose closer to the raging blaze.

Applied Dynamics International Plant In Scio Twp. Destroyed In Fire, November 1968 Photographer: William B. Treml

Applied Dynamics International  Plant In Scio Twp. Destroyed In Fire, November 1968 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, November 11, 1968
Caption
Volunteer Firemen Fight Blaze - Volunteers from the Dexter and Chelsea Fire departments shoot water from a hose into the burning Applied Dynamics Co. plant moments after a large section of the roof of the building collapsed in a fiery roar. Firemen used axes and pike poles to smash windows in the plant to reach the interior flame with water. Firemen remained on the scene of the fire until dawn yesterday.

Volunteer Firemen Fight Fire at Applied Dynamics International Plant In Scio Twp., November 1968 Photographer: William B. Treml

Volunteer Firemen Fight Fire at Applied Dynamics International  Plant In Scio Twp., November 1968 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, November 11, 1968
Caption
Fire Rages In Building - The picture above shows how the south side of Applied Dynamics Co., plant on Huron River Dr. in Scio Township looked early yesterday morning as fire raced through the computer plant, destroying all but the east end of the 21, 000-square-foot structure. Below, [this photo] a Dexter volunteer fireman is silhouetted against a background of flame as he pulls a fire hose closer to the raging blaze.