Alexander Karanikas, Harvard class of 1939, served as a staff sergeant in the Army Air Forces, where he was stationed at Ladd Field, Alaska from 1943-1945. A Greek-American author, Karanikas has written several books including "Tillers of a Myth: The Southern Agrarians as Social and Literary Critics," "Hellenes and Hellions," and "Stepping Stones." He is a professor emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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Overview Alexander Karanikas, Harvard class of 1939, Staff Sergeant in the Army Air Corp and author. Papers primarily document Karanikas’ work under Vilhjalmur Stefansson on arctic and cold weather flying at the Cold Weather Testing Detachment near Fairbanks, Alaska.