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November, 2009


a blog by Peter Stekel

FINAL FLIGHT is the story of four aviators lost in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks on November 18, 1942

FINAL FLIGHT, coming from Wilderness Press in 2010

Read more about FINAL FLIGHT here.



My new book, Best Hikes Near Seattle, is a hiking guide to the Cascade Mountains within 60 miles or 60 minutes of downtown Seattle.

It is now available and can be purchased on-line in Oregon at Powell's Books in Portland HERE, at Better World of Books HERE, or from Amazon HERE.

Or, ask at your local bookstore.


Final Flight is currently being copyedited and is on schedule for publication during the autumn of 2010.
On November 18 it will be 67 years since AT-7 #41-21079 with pilot, 2nd Lt. William Gamber and aviation cadets John Melvin Mortenson, Glenn Munn, and Leo Mustonen disappeared while on a navigation training exercise.


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