Gilbert, Walter Edwin

GILBERT, Walter Edwin, aviator (b 8 Mar 1899, Cardinal, ON; d 18 Oct 1986). He joined the Royal Flying Corps during WWI and saw action in France. Following the war he worked as a commercial pilot, mainly in northern Canada. He spent much of his career as a bush pilot along the Mackenzie R and the Arctic coast, experiences he recorded in his 1939 memoir, Arctic Pilot. In 1938 he moved to VANCOUVER as BC superintendent of Canadian Airways, later Canadian Pacific Air Lines. Then, in 1945, he...

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