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Digital Branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Program

William "Bill" English

Bill and Shirley English

Born in 1923, Bill English spent the first eight years of his life in Wiseman, Alaska. His father, William English, Sr., was the storekeeper in Wiseman. The family moved to a ranch in Oregon, and Bill then lived with his aunt in California to finish his education while his parents returned to Alaska. After completing his education, Bill returned to Wiseman in the summers to visit and later as a pilot. Bill made his living as a commercial pilot, mostly for Wien Airlines, and also worked as a pilot trainer and FAA pilot certifier. Bill and Shirley English were married in 1948. Bill continues to maintain ties with the community and people of Wiseman.

Date of Birth:
Jan 31, 1923
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