Airway Pioneer Member
Robert H. Mitchell

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I was born on July 19, 1925 in Kennebunk Maine. I built my first radio in 1937 on an oatmeal box. I worked for the Western Union office in Kennebunkport where I became friends with Booth Tarkington and Kenneth Roberts. I delivered telegrams to Walkers Point and probably rubbed elbows with George H W Bush many times. I graduated HS '42 and the Massachusetts Radio & Telegraph School, in Boston, in June 1943. I enlisted in the U S Maritime Service in August 1943 and made 13 round trips to Europe including "the suicide run" to Murmansk.

I joined the CAA in December 1950, attended school in OKC and arrived in FAI in February '51. I was an Electronics Tech to 1953 and promoted to OTZ to June 1954. I resigned to go to work for a National Company in Malden MA but rejoined the FAA as EMT at AKR for 1 year, and then transferred to Establishment. I worked on the first Boston Center (Marginal Street), second Boston Center and FSS (in terminal bldg) among other installation jobs. I transferred to NAFEC and retired in 1981. I moved to Broken Arrow in 1992 and built a new house. Current occupation: happy slave. Hobby: amateur radio W2CSL

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