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Fatal Plane Crash History
By Elizabeth Wingren Kometz


September 04, 2007
Tuesday PM

I would like to echo the comments made by my sister, Margie Wingren Hildre regarding the article on fatal plane crashes by Dave Kiffer. Our uncle Tom Gaffney does deserve acknowledgement not only for his place in Ketchikan history as an Ellis Airline pilot. But, also as the wonderful son, brother, father & uncle he was to his family.

Thank you SitNews for your website. It provides a way for those of us no longer living in Ketchikan to keep in touch. I especially enjoy the articles about the history & people of Ketchikan. Many of them bring back fond childhood memories and an appreciation for our parents, Al & Mary Wingren & where I was born & raised.


Elizabeth Wingren Kometz
Snohomish, WA

Received September 01, 2007 - Published September 04, 2007


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