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Wiberg (Wally) Personal Papers
SDASM.SC.10169  
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Description
Wallace “Wally” R. Wiberg worked for Convair as an engineer. He then went on to many other aerospace firms.
Background
Wallace “Wally” R. Wiberg worked for Convair as an engineer. He then went on to many other aerospace firms. He married June Wiberg, and became the proud owner of a Screaming Wiener to which he renamed Li’l Dogie (per June’s request). Wally made major modifications to the glider by changing the turtle deck and adding a large bubble canopy that resembles a modified form of a Bell helicopter. Wally flew the ship between 1952 and 1954 and logged more hours in it than any other pilot. In 1963 the plane was put into dry storage in San Diego, CA. Wally then donated the ship to the San Diego Aerospace Museum after the 1978 Museum fire that destroyed most of its aircraft collection. The staff there repainted it in the Li'l Dogie’s present cream and red scheme, but the museum decided not to use it, and the Dogie was sold soon after.
Extent
.5 Cubic Feet Reichmann, Helmut, “Flying sailplanes : a practical training manual,” Thomson Pub. (Pacific Palisades, CA, 1980) – TL 765 .R45 1980
 
 Sailplane and Glider, British Gliding Association, Annex-205.
Availability
The collection is open to research by appointment.