Albert Peterson

Death:Friday, March 19, 1965
Fairbanks North Star Co, Alaska

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Notices in this section are limited to names of those who have achieved pioneer status through many years in the North, or who are otherwise of unquestioned importance in the daily scene.

Albert "Pete" Peterson, 47, who grew up with flying in Alaska, died in Fairbanks March 19 of a heart attack. He was born in Anchorage and began flying in the 1930's with Lavery Airways which pioneered the Anchorage-Fairbanks air route. He transferred to Alaska Airlines when Lavery Airways sold its interest to that company, and subsequently became chief pilot for the line. During those years, he was one of the early pilots to fly air support for oil exploration contractors in the Arctic. He was known throughout the bush country as a hard- working pilot with a ready smile, and a man who never forgot what his friends in remote areas needed-a carton of cigarettes, a newspaper, or a ton of groceries.

Source: Alaska Sportsman, July 1965

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