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Monday, July 29, 2013

PNA/WAL Capt. Peter Carruthers

PNA/WAL Capt. Peter ‘Pete’ Carruthers
October 9, 1917 ~ May 14, 2013 

Born/raised in the San Francisco area, Pete was the 2nd of four children born to Charles Peter and Edith Annabelle Vail Carruthers.  From what I could find, Pete received his early pilot training from the Boeing School of Aeronautics located at Oakland Municipal Airport, circa 1935-1937.   At some point, Pete flew for Mid-Continent Airlines up until 1952 when Mid-Continent merged with Braniff, and was based MSP.  Captain Carruthers hired on with Pacific Northern Airlines  05-01-1953 and retired with Western Airlines at the mandatory age 60 in 1977.  He was based SEA, then SFO at the time of his retirement with Western.   

Survived by his wife Elaine personal condolences may be sent to
23220 N. Country Club Trail,  Scottsdale, AZ 85255-4206  ...  
 (480) 513-3152  

I was not able to locate an obituary.  If anyone has more information to add, we will be sure to post it on our blogspot.

Thank you,
~ Carol

Peter Carruthers: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record
Name: Peter Carruthers
State of Issue: California
Date of Birth: Tuesday  October  09, 1917
Date of Death: Tuesday  May  14, 2013
Age at Death: 95 years, 7 months, 5 days

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