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Dean William Birmley

...1940 he joined the Civilian Pilots Training program obtaining his private flying license. He was accepted into the Army Air Corps in May 1942. Moving to Alaska in 1962 he worked for the BLM in Anchorage. He retired as Chief of the cartographer section...
John Russ

...March 22, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. He served in the United States Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1946, and was a veteran of World War II. He moved to Alaska in 1947 and fell in love with the Alaska open...
Stanley F. Thompson

...many other top-level meets and competitions. WWII came and he went to work in a munitions plant, then joined the Army Air Corps. After the war, in 1945, he moved to Nome where he started a restaurant called the "Snack Shack." One summer he...
Melvin Lloyd Alborn

...the service.Melvin was born July 15, 1924 to Lloyd and Hazel (Kever) Alborn in Perry, Iowa. He served in the Army Air Corps until his honorable discharge in 1945. Melvin came to Alaska in 1951 with his GMC dump truck to work in road construction...
Dorius Doyle Carlson

...period of time. Out of necessity he became persistent, industrious, and self-motivated. Doyle served in the WWII Army Air Corps with special training in aircraft radio and radar school and also participated in "Golden Gloves Boxer tournament" with...
Les Palmer: The legendary Beaver

...interest for several reasons. The actual airplane, a twin-engined prop job, entered service with the U.S. Army Air Corps late in WW-II as a medium attack bomber, the Douglas A-26 Invader. In the early 1950s, it helped slow the advance...
Herbert Stanley

...Soldotna. Mr. Stanley was born February 25, 1918 in Seattle, Washington. A veteran of WWII, he served in the Army Air Corps. Herb moved to Anchorage in 1946. He was employed for 32 years by the FAA. From 1960 to 1965 the FAA sent him to Egypt...
Fredrick W. Bennett

...born to Fredrick R. and Muriel (Illstrup) Bennett on December 4, 1921 in Minneapolis, MN.Fredrick joined the Army Air Corps in 1942 and proudly served his country in that capacity for 22 years. During his service, he was moved to Alaska in...
Mary Marie Reid

...1992.She was proud of her work as a radio operator in her village during WWII, sending messages to the nearby Army Air Corps stations on the Aleutian Chain by Morse code. She and Don raised six children and she was very proud of her family...

...swim and dive for abalone. Following his graduation from San Diego High School, Paul enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps where he served 4 years. He was trained as a gunner on a fighter plane for World War II. During his military service...


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