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Wiberg (Wally) Personal Papers
SDASM.SC.10169  
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  • Biographical / Historical
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • 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: Wally Wiberg Personal Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: SDASM.SC.10169
    Physical Description: .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.
    Date (bulk): bulk
    Abstract: Wallace “Wally” R. Wiberg worked for Convair as an engineer. He then went on to many other aerospace firms.

    Biographical / Historical

    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.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open to research by appointment.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The collection was donated to the San Diego Air and Space Museum.

    Scope and Contents

    This is a three box collection; two boxes have dimensions 15 ¼ x 10 ½ x 5 inches and the third box is 15 ¼ x 10 ½ x 2 ½ inches. It contains many technical reports, regulation papers, industrial notes, investigations and analyses, books, blueprints, a maintenance record log, and around 350 photographs, as well as one negative. This is a mixed collection of technical and aerospace industry reports on gliders and aircraft materials, as well as Wiberg’s personal interest in Glider planes – especially the Screamin’ Wiener. There is a pie circle template from Rohr Industries Inc. that is stored in the Oversized Material Special Collection, OMSC_00001.

    Related Materials

    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. Soaring/Gliding subject files.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gliders (Aeronautics)
    Laister Kauffman
    Laister Kauffman LK-10
    Screaming Wiener “Li’l Dogie”
    Morane Saulnier Fleuret
    Wiberg, Wally