F. Atlee Dodge was born in 1922 in Lovingston, Virginia. In 1941 he enlisted in the Army Air Corps, serving as flight engineer, crew chief and gunner on B-24 bombers. Following his military career, he worked as an aircraft mechanic for various companies in Washington. He moved his family to Alaska in 1957 to work for Pacific Northern Air. In the 1960s he started F. Atlee Dodge Aircraft Services, gaining a reputation as “Mr. Super Cub” for his many inventive aircraft modifications. He was a brilliant engineer, inventor, innovator, pilot and businessman.