I love being able to say "yes." But being unable to say "no" was a problem. :)
What many people here do not know is that Ryan Aeronautical used to be located next to Lindbergh Field, and they built the "Spirit of St Louis" there. YES, that plane was built right here in San Diego.The people who sponsored the plane were form St Louis hence the name (also has a connection to the name of our own airport). The original building was a metal "Butler Building", that was moved down to Chula Vista, at least 25 years ago right off the I-5. You could still see the Ryan Aeronautical name on it even after they had the building painted.
This was a super cool story, as there are very few Americans who lived through WWII who are still alive who can share these stories....awesome!
nice story... we're always fortunate to meet and once know people of this generation...
an old man with old engines...
Ian Pike noon, Dec. 8
Bart Mendoza 5 a.m., Dec. 8
Susan Luzzaro 5:30 p.m., Dec. 7
Edward Magdaleno 4:49 p.m., Dec. 7
Ian Pike 2 p.m., Dec. 7
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