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Carl Ben Eielson: The Father of Alaskan Aviation - 1897-1929  -  Related Materials
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Visit the library for more information:

Alaska's libraries include audio, visual, and written material about Carl Ben Eielson and the early history of Alaska aviation. Visit your local library or go online to see what's available in holdings all over the state. Take these simple steps:

  1. Access SLED (State Library Electronic Doorway) at
  2. Click on the listing for ALNCat (the Alaska Library Network Catalog) to view the Basic Search window.

Go to the Keyword field, and type in CARL BEN EIELSON.

More Reading:

Gleason, Robert J. Icebound in the Siberian Arctic: The Story of the Last Cruise of the Fur Schooner Nanuk and the International Search for Famous Arctic Pilot Carl Ben Eielson. Anchorage: Alaska Northwest Publishing Co., 1977.

Mondor, Colleen Catherine. Just One More Dead Pilot: An Exploration of the Causes of Pilot Error Accidents among Alaskan Air Taxi Operators. Thesis/dissertation, 1999

Page, Dorothy G. Polar Pilot: The Carl Ben Eielson Story. Danville, Ill.: Interstate Publishers, 1992.

For Juvenile readers:

Chandler, Edna Walker and Barrett Willoughby. Alaska Skies: The Story of Ben Eielson. Boston: Ginn, 1959.

Herron, Edward A. Wings over Alaska: The Story of Carl Ben Eielson. New York: J. Messner, 1959.

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