Discovering his passion
But his passion for aviation didn’t end with his military service.1990 file photo of David Tallichet, with the B–17 used in the movie “Memphis Belle” at Chino airport. Tallichet’s company owns the B–17. He flew B–17s during World War II. Photo by Colin Crawford/Los Angeles Times
Even after starting a series of successful restaurants, the wanderlust-prone Tallichet realized he was still wild about planes.
An impressive collection
Some people collect stamps, others collect planes.
Using his vast resources, Tallichet began growing a collection of aircraft, and even made his own replicas of military planes.
He started a subsidiary company for his collection, and some of his models were featured in films such as Pearl Harbor.