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Jack Wilson

Jack Wilson

Jack Wilson first visited Alaska in 1951 from Colorado and then moved to Alaska a year later. He was a World War II pilot, flew for Mudhole Smith in Cordova, and then had his own air taxi and guide business in the Glennallen/Gulkana area. He was well-known for landing scientific and climbing expeditions on the glaciers of the Wrangell Mountains. He wrote two books about his experiences; "Glacier Wings and Tales" and "The Quest for Dall Sheep". Jack Wilson died in 2003.

Date of Birth:
Feb 25, 1921
Date of Death:
Dec 18, 2003
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