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Von Willer (Robert) Personal Papers
SDASM.SC.10150  
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  • Biographical / Historical
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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Scope and Contents
  • Related Materials

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
    Title: Robert William Von Willer Personal Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: SDASM.SC.10150
    Physical Description: .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.
    Date (bulk): bulk
    Abstract: Robert Von Willer formed the Exotic Aircraft Company in El Cajon, specializing in the restoration of antique aircraft, including warbirds.

    Biographical / Historical

    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.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The collection is open to research by appointment.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The materials in this collection were donated to the San Diego Air & Space Museum in 2015. The collection has been processed and is open for research with no restrictions.

    Scope and Contents

    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

    Related Materials

    Aircraft Verticle files.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Exotic Aircraft Restoration
    Stinson 108
    Stolp Starduster
    Kaiser Fleetwings F-5
    Ballanca 17-30A
    Von Willer, Robert William