Bob Reeve was born March 27, 1902. He joined the Army in 1917, and earned his commercial license in 1926. In 1929 he mastered mountain flying in South America. Reeves stowed away on an Alaskan bound steamship in 1932, where he started building Reeve Aleutian Airways. Becomes known as the “Glacier Pilot” after making more than 2000 glacier landings. He flew as a civilian pilot in support of the war with a contract with CAA. After the war, Reeve bought a DC-3 and converts it into a civilian aircraft. Reeve Aleutian Airways is incorporated in 1947.