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abt 1926 -- Ralph William "Willie" Patterson with Blue Racer

abt 1926 -- Ralph William "Willie" Patterson with Blue Racer

"Willie" Patterson was born 22 Dec 1906 in Kansas. He married Kathryn Elizabeth (Nelson) Patterson. Sometime between 1915 - 1930 he moved to California, where he was an airplane mechanic at McLaren Air Force Base in Sacramento and served as a Marine during WWII. He died in Sacramento on 1 Sep 1987.

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