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US trained Alaskans as 'stay-behind agents'

...early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for...the Kenai Peninsula south of Anchorage. A well-known bush pilot, Gilliland died in a plane crash on Montague Island...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-01/us-trained-alaskans-stay-behind-agents
State
Summer books roundup

...daughter. In her fictionalized account, 13-year-old Zoey Morley struggles with her parents' divorce, her mom's bush-pilot boyfriend, and the pangs of growing up during her summer in the "real" Alaska.Read an Empire interview with author...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-17/summer-books-roundup
Art
Truth in fiction

...living in Anchorage at the time, divorced, and had this Bush pilot boyfriend. He was going to make his fortune hauling...doing this?' He was just terrific."Boochever and the Bush pilot parted ways not long after that summer and she eventually...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-14/truth-fiction
Local | Art
Fireside Lecture: 'Mary Joyce: An Extraordinary Alaskan Woman'

...Territory of Alaska, made a thousand-mile sled-dog trip from Juneau to Fairbanks, and served as a hunting guide, bush pilot, flight attendant, nurse and candidate for Alaska Territorial Representative. She inspired news and magazine articles...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-02-27/fireside-lecture-mary-joyce-extraordinary
Art
Costa profiled in "Indie Alaska" video series

...Meister," featuring Alaska Blaskapelle. Other Indie Alaska profiles include musk ox farm director Mark Austin and Alaska bush pilot Willy Fulton.Find out more at video.pbs.org/program/indie-alaska.

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-08-22/costa-profiled-indie-alaska-video-series
Art
94-year-old checks off B-17 on bucket list

...back at age 100."Rahoi earned his pilot's license at age 16, and after arriving in Alaska in 1947, worked as a bush pilot for many years.He continues to fly in Alaska.Rahoi already is nailing down his next bucket list dream - to fly a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-09/94-year-old-checks-b-17-bucket-list
State
Residents recall Seldovia's colorful past

...store and that was it."In 1945, then 4-year-old Mike Miller moved to Seldovia with his family."My dad was a bush pilot and the first one to fly out of here, to establish an airline between here and Port Graham and English Bay," said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-10/residents-recall-seldovias-colorful-pas
State
Passion for Alaska books steers Pearson's course

...Flying North." First published in 1945, this book covers the early days of Alaska aviation, particularly the first bush pilots. Pearson said that not only are the pilots' stories amazing, but the author's adventures getting the interviews...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-12-12/passion-alaska-books-steers-pearsons-cour
Art
George Rogers

...depression.After serving in WWII he was called to Alaska during the polio years to make artificial limbs. His cousin, a bush pilot, flew out to the villages for measurements. Robert custom made the prosthetics.After settling his homestead at Butterfly...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000164294143
William Raymond Petaja

...Jim, Geoff, Teresa and Jolyne Bauer.Willie was well known throughout Southeast Alaska as an aviation mechanic and bush pilot, finishing his career as a pilot for the SOA Dept of Fish & GameHe was very competitive in sports. Many will remember...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000164451670

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