Remembering ‘The Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen’

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on February 19, 2014
Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen

I found some photos in an old “Air Aces” magazine that made me remember a radio program from the 1930s, “The Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen,” with his sidekick Speed Robinson. Can you tell me anything about it?
—Chuck Miles, Las Cruces, New Mexico

“The Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen” was a 15-minute serialized radio show broadcast from 1933 to 1947. The brainchild of two former World War I flying aces, Bob Burtt and Bill Moore, both from Kansas City, Missouri, the show was so popular that Paramount made a movie, “The Sky Parade,” about the fictional boy-wonder pilot in 1936.