News and Press Releases

Jan 07, 2002

P-38 Lightning Strikes at First National Bank

First National Bank announced the release of the last in a series of three
limited edition posters, the P-38 Lightning, a well-known World War II fighter. Aircraft photographed for the banks popular 2001 calendar inspired the series.

The 30 x 21 poster features a restored aircraft that had crashed in the
Aleutians during what has often been called The Forgotten War. The plane was dedicated as a memorial at Elmendorf Air Force Base to Gen. David McCloud, who died when his private plane crashed in 1998. The poster is being distributed, at no charge, through all First National Bank branches in the state.

The popularity of the 2001 aviation calendar produced by the bank prompted First National to make these full-color posters available to the public. The history of Alaska is woven inextricably with the history of aviation, said Betsy Lawer, the banks vice chair and chief operating officer. We felt that people would appreciate seeing these amazing machines, that contributed so much to Alaskas development,
in a full-color, large-size format.

Established in 1922, First National is Alaskas largest Alaskan-owned and
operated bank. This full-service commercial bank has 27 branches throughout Alaska and ATMs in 17 rural communities.


Contact: Marketing Department, (907) 777-3409