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'Vanished Hero': SLO native and WWII fighter pilot Elwyn Righetti

Book author and retired Marine fighter pilot Jay A. Stout talks about P-51 fighter pilot and 55th Fighter Group Cmdr. Elwyn Righetti. Stout's biography of Righetti, "Vanished Hero," was published in November. See gun camera footage from World War II fighter planes and hear Stout talk about Righetti growing up in San Luis Obispo County before he went to war.

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San Luis Obispo County’s love-hate relationship with oil

Union Oil was a pioneer corporate employer providing many head-of-household jobs and was a 20th century economic driver for construction. Other oil companies such as Texaco and Chevron have operated oil terminals out of Estero Bay. Oil wells dot Price Canyon, Guadalupe Dunes and other oil fields pump just across the county lines north, east and south.

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'Vanished Hero': SLO native and WWII fighter pilot Elwyn Righetti

Book author and retired Marine fighter pilot Jay A. Stout talks about P-51 fighter pilot and 55th Fighter Group Cmdr. Elwyn Righetti. Stout's biography of Righetti, "Vanished Hero," was published in November. See gun camera footage from World War II fighter planes and hear Stout talk about Righetti growing up in San Luis Obispo County before he went to war.
David Middlecamp The Tribune
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'Vanished Hero': SLO native and WWII fighter pilot Elwyn Righetti

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