Welcome to Alamo Liaison Squadron

At ALS, we continue to do our part to ensure the U.S. of A. remains the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. Our museum, comprising the only flying collection of WWII L-birds—liaison aircraft—along with artifacts of the era, serves the community and our nation in a multitude of ways.

Stinson L-5 Sentinel

Stinson L-5 Sentinel

The Stinson L-5 was the only purpose-built L-bird and the second most widely used liaison aircraft in WWII. It was rugged and powerful. The L-5 was called the Flying Jeep as it could perform many of the same duties.

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Aeronca L-3 Defender

Aeronca L-3 Defender

The Aeronca L-3 joined similar Grasshopper-types in spotting, directing artillery fire, transport, short-range reconnaissance, and training. Some served in North Africa for the Free French Forces.

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Taylorcraft L-2 Grasshopper

Taylorcraft L-2 Grasshopper

The Taylorcraft L-2 was an observation and reconnaissance aircraft built for U.S. Army Ground and Air Forces in WWII. L-2s were powered by a 65-horsepower engines and served stateside for training operations.

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Box Seat Over Hell – Book

Box Seat Over Hell: The true story of America’s Liaison Pilots and their light planes in World War Two is the story of courageous men and their romance with the sky… of men who flew in combat armed only with a pistol and attacked the enemy in aircraft made of tubing, wires and fabric. Box

Cannon Field – 53T

The mission of Alamo Liaison Group at conception was twofold: 1) to locate, purchase, restore and maintain in original flying condition, a complete set of military liaison aircraft flown during World War II and 2) to provide a facility for the permanent protection, display and operation of these aircraft. Today, Alamo Liaison Squadron (ALS), a

ALS Performs 2 Flyovers in 1 Day

Gene Jenson, squadron leader, sent out the following message, “We have two requested opportunities to do fly-byes on Veterans Day. I hope that we can fully respond (weather permitting) to both of these. Navarro High School (Seguin, TX) at 9:30 am that will entail a takeoff time of NLT 8:45 am and return to Cannon

L-4 Key to the Allies’ Success in WWII

One of the central themes of EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2020 was slated to be a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. AirVenture may have been canceled this year in light of unprecedented world events, but that doesn’t mean we won’t pause and reflect on the valor and the sacrifice

First L-1 Restoration

The most substantial, and certainly most exceptional, among L-birds was the Stinson L-1 Vigilant. The L-1 derived from Stinson Aircraft Corporation’s civilian Model 74. It was identified by the military as O-49, originally classified as an Observation aircraft. The L-1 was a rarity, due in part to the onerous task of keeping it flying. Its

ALS Acquires L-3

Alamo Liaison Squadron (ALS) has once again completed an ensemble of L-birds with the recent acquisition of an Aeronca L-3. Based at Cannon Field in San Antonio, Texas—also known as Military City USA—ALS is home to the only collection of actively flying light World War II liaison aircraft which includes L-2, L-3, L-4, L-5 and

Grasshopper Roundup

Not all warbirds had huge engines and breathed fire from multiple gunports. Some were designed to serve ground troops in a manner no other airplane could muster. Enter the Grasshopper. Excerpted from Flightjournal.com, December 2017, by James Busha. In the summer of 1941, with a world war knocking at America’s door, the U.S. Army was