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Honoring Alaska's WWII history

...Valiant, called an SNV-2 by the Navy. It's a two-seater fighter trainer plane."A new pilot joining the Army Air Corps would have started in (this kind of plane,) he said." "So what we plan on doing is getting all three of the trainers...
John Daugherty

...communities. In the spring of 1941 John joined the U.S. Army (Horse Calvary) and served until discharged from theArmy Air Corps in December 1945. After the war, he lived for two years in Seattle, WA, where he studied banking under the GI Bill...
Sitka man gets medal, 6 decades late

...medal. "Knowing what it meant ... It was an honor."The son of an immigrant coal miner, Perensovich joined the Army Air Corps - the predecessor to the U.S. Air Force - in February 1945 at the age of 18, and was initially a flight mechanic stationed...
My Turn: Renew your faith

...been invaded and occupied by the Japanese. Yet my father later told me, as a 24-year-old lieutenant in the Army Air Corps, he never doubted America would win and our country would be stronger for it.But he also said America pulled together...
This Day in History

...these United Colonies are, and of right, ought to be, Free and Independent States." In 1926, the United States Army Air Corps was created. In 1937, aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting...
Marauders' memories

...than stay in the camps. "I knew I had a big challenge ahead of me," said Hirobayashi, who volunteered for the Army Air Corps. Matsumoto, a third-generation American who grew up in southern California, was classified as an enemy alien when...
State Briefs" Frank was born in Minto and raised there and in Rampart. When he was almost 18, he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps and was sent to the South Pacific. After leaving the military, Frank tried working for Boeing in Seattle but missed...
Stevens nears end of reign over spending

...groups that have criticized him "psychopaths" and "idiots," and says helping his state is part of his job. An Army Air Corps cargo pilot during World War II, Stevens has used his Senate perch to haul so much money back to his state that he is...
Antarctic explorer Norman Vaughan dies at 100

...of the sport at the 1932 Winter Olympics. At the outset of World War II, he was commissioned an officer in the Army Air Corps and assigned to a search-and-rescue unit in Maine. After serving in the Korean War, Vaughan started making frequent...
This Day in History

...Nice, France. Mount Billy Mitchell, near Valdez, was named after the famous brigadier general of the U.S. Army Air Corps. In 1935, the University of Alaska at Fairbanks Library was formally dedicated in its new location, the Library/Gymnasium...


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