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Description
Wall D. Timm was an aviation mechanic and a Signal Corps instructor. Then during the 1920s, he became a barnstormer and Hollywood stunt pilot. After WWII, he worked for Beechcraft.
Background
Wally D. Timm was born in Lakefield, Minnesota, in 1893. He worked closely with his brother Otto in designing aircraft. Wally started out in 1910 as a mechanic for Al Wilson in exchange for flying lessons. He worked for the Signal Corps Aviation School as an instructor in 1917- 1918. In 1921 he flew an airplane from Venice, CA, to Lone Pine, CA, and then to Bishop, CA, in a record time of four hours and five minutes. He also worked for Hollywood during this time with partner Frank Clark. He barnstormed from 1921 to 1928, and eventually, in 1934, he formed the Timm Airplane Company with his brother Otto. They designed the Timm T-S140.
Extent
0.43 Cubic Feet one box 15” x 5” X 10.5”
Restrictions
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Availability
The collection is open to researchers by appointment.