Peter J. Klimek

Year Inducted: 1996

Year Of Birth: 1907

Year Of Death: 1992

Little fall native Klimek took his first flight from Dusty Rhodes. In the early days, he barnstormed with a Ford Trimotor and flew anglers and vacationers around Minnesota’s Canadian border. In 1934 he flew contract airmail across Lake of the Woods even after the federal government cancelled all airmail routes. He taught in the CPT program and then flew U.S. Navy admirals around the Pacific for the Naval Air Transport Command during World War II.