Transcribed Children's Adventure Series (1933-1947)
This series included the boy wonder and pilot, Jimmie Allen, his best teenage buddy, Speed Robertson, and mechanic, Flash Lewis. As a team they would solve crimes, often at the hands of their enemies - the corrupt Black Pete and the dishonorable Digger Dawson. Jimmie Allen was so popular a character that Paramount shot the feature film The Sky Parade.
Bob Burtt and Bill Moore WWI aces and Kansas City Missouri residents-came up with the idea of Jimmie Allen at a party. The character of Jimmie Allen was resourceful, smart, and courageous-an archetype for a fine American boy. John Frank directed the show and at 40 years old played the role of 16-year-old Jimmie Allen. Robert Fiske and Shelby Storck, respectively, played the role of Speed Robertson, a pilot in WWI--like the creators of the show, Burt and Moore.
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The show was sponsored by Skelly Oil which created the Jimmie Allen Flying Club requiring children to apply for the club at any Skelly gas station. Applicants received a set of wings, a membership emblem, and a "personal letter" from Jimmie Allen.
As the popularity of the show began to wane in 1937, Burtt and Moore focused their efforts on a new boy-pilot, Captain Midnight.
For other aviation adventure series, see also: Air Adventures of Jimmy Allen, Airplanes and Pilots in Old Time Radio, Anne of the Airlines, Air Stories of the World War, Captain Midnight,Hop Harrigan, Howie Wing, A Saga of Aviation, Rare Aviation Old Time Radio Shows, Sky King, Speed Gibson, Tailspin Tommy, Terry & the Pirates, Sky King, Sky Blazers and Smilin' Jack,
For more exciting adventure programs, tune in to Jack Armstrong the All American Boy, Captain Midnight and Dick Tracy.