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Photos: Hundreds turn out for service honoring WWII vet and Lucky Wishbone founder George Brown

  • Author: Bill Roth
  • Updated: February 12
  • Published February 11

Hundreds of people attended the funeral of 96-year-old George Brown, a World War II veteran and founder of Anchorage restaurant Lucky Wishbone, at the Alaska Aviation Museum on Sunday.

Brown was a pilot and flew transport aircraft across the Himalayas, known as the "the Hump," during WWII, earning numerous medals including the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal. With 74 years in the cockpit, Brown continued to fly his Cessna 180 and last landed on the Deshka River at the age of 94.

On Sunday, Brown received military funeral honors for his service to the country.

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