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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Santa Ana winds blow mostly in autumn and winter, but can also arise at other times of the year. They can range from hot to...

High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

The imaginary friend As past president and director of the P-38 National Association, I’ve had the opportunity to meet incredible people and hear incredible stories....

High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

The end of an era Bob Hoover was like no other pilot that ever lived. In the coming months and years, much will be said and...

High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Michele Spry smiled and wheeled Purdy just behind the right wing of the Corsair F4U-1A, serial No. 17799, parked a few feet away. Grinning, Purdy...

High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Sole Survivor and the legend of the Lady Be Good. Thinking back on all the movies made on the dry lakes of the Mojave Desert,...

High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

The Picture Born and raised here in the Antelope Valley and the son of a Douglas Aircraft man in the 1950s, I had many...

High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Air Force Plant 72 We who live here in the Antelope Valley are well aware of our famous Air Force Plant 42 that has contributed...

High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

The lost chapter. For many years, I’ve spent my time poking around history and finding the stories and items that are more than just historic...

Duck and cover …

By Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News Growing up here in the Antelope Valley in the 1950s and 1960s we had our fair share of...

High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Maj. Henry J. Deutschendorf was a U.S. Air Force pilot who served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Cold War. A four-war pilot,...