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Von Willer (Robert) Personal Papers
SDASM.SC.10150  
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Description
Robert Von Willer formed the Exotic Aircraft Company in El Cajon, specializing in the restoration of antique aircraft, including warbirds.
Background
Robert William Von Willer was born in January 26, 1942 and was the son of Robert William Von Willer (1921 - 2007) and Virginia M. Von Willer (1921 – 2010). He lived in Lakeside and El Cajon, graduated from Monte Vista High School in 1960, and married Jo E. Rhodes in 1961. In November 1969, Bob formed the Fleet Club with John Sommerfeld and published their first newsletter. Through the years, Bob had accumulated many aircraft parts and formed the Exotic Aircraft Company in El Cajon, specializing in the restoration of antique aircraft, including warbirds. He was an appraiser, dealer, expert collector, and mechanic for thirty years. Bob passed away on December 30, 2010.
Extent
.3 Cubic Feet The collection consists of two boxes containing papers found in Mr. Von Willer’s hangar after he had passed away. It appears to be paperwork (1990s), including liens, on a few of the planes he most likely worked on; as well as log books, photographs, postcards, aeronautical charts, Kaiser Fleetwings F-5 drawings. The collection is arranged 2 boxes.
Restrictions
The collection is open to research by appointment.