A new item posted in Warbird Down tells the story of how the community of Dover in Bonavista Bay came together to save the lives of six airmen from perishing of hyperthermia. This came about after their Digby bomber crashed landed in the ocean near their community. Another story of Newfoundlanders taking quick action in getting involved in helping others in distress. Read about it on the website. The Dover Crash
Sunday, July 26, 2015
To commemorate this years Gander Day, the GAHS is introducing a new section in the Transition Era entitled Streets of Gander that will include 14 articles. Frank Tibbo has written some fine documents on people directly involved with the town of Gander and it’s airport. Most of the street names in Gander themselves have an historical connection and are easily identified. Others, not so much. This section will deal mainly with street names that have, in some way, a direct connection to Gander Airport's history. Transposing Frank’s information on individuals who had street named after them, made us realize just how deserving they were. Their contributions should be told and not forgotten. Other names will continually be added with time. It is also our desire to bring forward more names for the town to consider in the future naming of streets.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
We are pleased to announced the appointment of Maurice Geange to our Board of Directors. Maurice has lived in Gander just about all of his life and has a special interest in Gander Airport's history. We are looking forward to working with Maurice. He will be an excellent addition.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
We recently received a request from a German publishing company requesting photos of Gander Airport showing communist country airplanes in Gander. They plan to publish an article about the airport on how it was an important stop from the eastern European countries on the way to Cuba. Thanks to Charlie Falk's generosity he has supplied us photos for this publication.