So where is this historic site? What can you visit and see?

 Gone!  It is a sad commentary on much of today's society and culture that has little respect for their history and more for their economic status. The Southern California Aerospace heritage has been mostly demolished. Except for a few select sites the only things that remains are old photographs and the memories of those who worked there.





Gerald Blackburn

Advisory BOD / CMSC / ALF

Past President ALF

A founding member of ALF and Past President, Gerald also spent 37 years of his Aerospace Career at the Downey site. He is author of "Downey's Aerospace History" by Arcadia Publishing.

Larry Latimer

Past President ALF

Larry is a lifetime resident of the Downey community and past president of the ALF. He has authored a book on Downey's History and an active member of the Downey Historical Society

Bob Thompson

Downey Historical Society

Bob is the current President of the Downey Historical Society and also worked at the Downey site for North American Aviation and Rockwell. He has been a  historian for the Downey site.


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