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Flying through history: Rare planes continue to fly Alaska skies

...pilots were lost while flying the mountainous routes. In the early years of Hump missions, many pilots flew the Douglas C-47, but later the Curtiss C-46 was also used. Bill McKarns, a 92-year-old World War II veteran, flew 90 round trips...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-17/from-wwii-to-alaska-rare-planes-with
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Dale Trombley

...the U.S. Army Corps Services.He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1942. He was a pilot on the B-17, T-6, C-47, C-119, C-82 and B-25. He was a fighter pilot during WWII going on many combat and food drop missions in the Netherlands...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000169905405
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