Due to December Nights, the Museum will not have its regular Free Tuesday on December 13th.
Wallace “Wally” R. Wiberg worked for Convair as an engineer. He then went on to many other aerospace firms.
: The collection contains photographs and some ephemera from Walter B. Havekorst and is mostly of Rockwell Field dating back to 1918. Havekorst was assigned to Rockwell Field for his primary flight training and these photographs highlight the typical day-to-day activities of a young aviator in flight training.
Walter Addems was an Early Bird who devoted much of his life to aviation. He was a barnstormer, mail pilot, Director of Flight Operations, and built a replica Nieuport XI in his 60s, flying it to SDASM at age 83.
The material primarily relates to his days with the AVG-Flying Tigers from early 1941 through July 4, 1942, as well as later correspondence and documents relating to AVG-Flying Tigers publications. Included are aircraft records and service logs, maps and blueprints, newspaper clippings, photographs, and souvenirs.
These materials were collected, acquired, and donated to the San Diego Air & Space Museum over a long period of time and used as background material to create the book Wheels to Wings, in preparation for the Ford Building's 75th anniversary in 2010.