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Purple Heart award arrives 70 years late

...World War II.She couldn't help but feel she would never see him again, and she was right.On June 6, 1943, Mohn's C-47 alpha cargo plane disappeared on a flight somewhere near eastern India and what is now Bangladesh.For 70 years, Terry...

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State
This Day in History

...In 1949, Aaska's general fund was $450,000 short of being able to pay its bills. In 1952, an Alaska Air Command C-47 was the first aircraft to land at the geographic center of the North Pole. In 1972, wilderness areas were established...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050407/sta_20070504026.shtml
News
This Day in History

...In 1949, Alaska's General Fund was $450,000 short of being able to pay its bills. In 1952, an Alaska Air Command C-47 was the first aircraft to land at the geographic center of the North Pole. In 1972, wilderness areas were established...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050409/sta_436249940.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Dixie's story might be coming to an end, but there has been much speculation and discussion to date. ``She's actually a C-47, not a DC-3, but the planes were used interchangeably so she's considered a DC-3,'' said Mike Orford, who informed...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050800/Loc_dc3.shtml
Bears fillet Kings

...out -- None. Technical fouls -- None. Total fouls -- Ketchikan 13, Juneau-Douglas 19. Crimson Bears c 72, Kings c 47 Friday's game at Juneau-Douglas High School Ketchikan (47) -- Kyle Howe 5 3-4 14, Derek Clark 1 0-2 2, Natle...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012002/spo_bears1.shtml
Sports
Juneau leaders remember Stevens, his legacy

...coming to Alaska, Stevens fought in World War II. Sometimes incorrectly reported as a fighter pilot, Stevens actually flew C-47 cargo planes over the dangerous "hump" from Burma to China. Federal Gas Pipeline Coordinator Larry Persily said he met...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081110/loc_693502763.shtml
News
Alaska editorial: Stevens should be admired for his longevity

...89. He took office on Jan. 3, 1959. Senate records show the rest of the Top 10 as follows: Strom Thurmond, R-S.C., 47 years, 5.2 months; 3. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., Nov. 7, 1962 to present; 4. Daniel K. Inouye, D-Hawaii...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112406/opi_20061124011.shtml
Opinion
James Russell Peters

...Walla, Wash., and moved in 1964 to Juneau. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Aleutian Islands and Adak as a C-47 pilot during World War II. He worked as a pilot and a commercial fisherman. He is survived by his daughters, JoAnne Carpenter...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081905/obi_20050819022.shtml
Obituaries
This Day in History

...In 1949, Alaska's General Fund was $450,000 short of being able to pay its bills. In 1952, an Alaska Air Command C-47 was the first aircraft to land at the geographic center of the North Pole. In 1972, wilderness areas were established...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050408/sta_275269761.shtml
Juneau Empire Online Local News: Military crash survivors return for Alaska ceremony 7/29/98

...that had ruptured in mid-flight. As he fell, Pratt remembered what the captain had said just before they boarded the C-47 in Anchorage for a midday flight to Fairbanks on Feb. 5, 1954: ``In the unlikely event you should ever need to use...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072998/crash.html

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