WWII Plane Flies Into DeRidder

ALS squadron leader Gene Jensen flew his L-4 Piper Cub to DeRidder, Louisiana—site of the former DeRidder Army Air Base—to participate in a event held there commemorating the birthplace of liaison aviation. Leading up to the U.S. entry into WWII, light aircraft such as the Piper Cub were run through test routines to prove their

ALS Performs Veterans Day Flyover – Video

Alamo Liaison Squadron members performed a flyover for a Veterans Day event in San Antonio, Texas. The flight of four L-birds was comprised of a Piper L-4, two Taylorcraft L-2 and a Legend Cub (L-4 replica). The event was organized by the Education Service Center, Region 20. Your support of Alamo Liaison Squadron ensures continued

L-Bird, The Little Plane That Did – DVD

L-Bird: The Little Plane That Did on DVD, is an Emmy award winning short film directed by Brian Shipman. L-Bird chronicles the untold story of a single-engine taildragger and the role it played in the success of allied forces during World War II. It’s hard for many people to believe such a small airplane could

Parade fly over by ALS

The Devine News, Thursday, November 17, 2005, Page 11 Four WWII vintage planes from the Alamo Liaison Group, honored parade attendees with a three pass flyover during the Fall Festival Parade Saturday, November 5th. Below is their story.

World War II lives on in South Texas Skies

San Antonio Express-News, Sunday, April 4, 1993, by Susan Yerkes. To some, history is what you find in a high-school textbook. To others, it is fading memories. But to Bob Hood, P.D. Straw, Baylor Randle, Bill Houston, Earl Collins and the other men of the Alamo Liaison Squadron, history is a living, soaring, winged thing

Organic Army Aviation in World War II

Part 2, 1944–1946, by Dr. John W. Kitchens, Aviation Branch Command Historian, U.S. Army Aviation Center, Fort Rucker, AL. Excerpted from Aviation Digest, July/August 1992 The Field Artillery Branch of the Army Ground Forces (AGF) tested aerial observation and fire adjustment from lightweight organic aircraft from 1940 to 1942. The tests led to the establishment

50 Years of U.S. Army Light Aviation

Excerpted from Sport Aviation magazine, June 1992, by H.G. Frautschy. June 6, 1944. A date that sticks in the minds of many of us as “D­-Day,” the day that marked the start of the Allies invasion of Europe during World War II. But for many pilots who flew during the war, June 6th has an­

50 Years of Army Aviation 1942–1992

50th Anniversary of Army Aviation, authored by Major General Dave Robinson. Originally published in United States Army Aviation Digest, May/June 1992. From North Africa to North Korea, from the islands of the South Pacific to the deserts of Southwest Asia, from the plains of Central Europe to the jungles of Indochina, and from the night patrols