Author Archives: Communications

15 May
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Stan Reynolds and the P-39

In the last post, we told you about our latest restoration project, a P-39 Bell Airacobra. Thousands of these aircraft flew through Blatchford Field during World War II on their way up the Northwest Staging Route to Alaska. There, they ...

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08 May
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Restoring the Russian Connection

Don Hitsman and Mark Crompton are volunteering their talents and their time to rebuild a little-known piece of Edmonton’s World War II history. Beginning in 1941, 8,000 American war planes transited through Blatchford Field. They were on their way to ...

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02 May
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Happy Birthday Tony Cashman, thank you Terry Champion, and PWA crash cleanup

There have been a lot of interesting things happening at the museum over the last couple of weeks. Tony Cashman’s 95th birthday If you don’t know Tony Cashman, check out this link right away. It’s a page from the Alberta ...

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25 Apr
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Red Baron’s last flight remembered 100 years later

The death of World War I’s most famous and deadly flying ace was remembered Saturday at the Alberta Aviation Museum. Although the event happened 7,000 kilometres away and long before flying was a commonplace in Canada, the death of Manfred ...

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18 Apr
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News Release: 100th anniversary of the Red Baron’s last dogfight

  For immediate release Wednesday April 18, 2018 Aviation Museum marks 100 years since Red Baron’s last flight Death of WWI German ace played fateful role in Edmonton’s aviation history   When Baron Manfred von Richthofen picked a dogfight with ...

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