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Mighty Handsome Stratocruiser Scarf!

Mighty Handsome Stratocruiser Scarf!

My friend Jim Anderson is teasing me with this photo of his recently acquired and beautifully framed NWA B-377 Stratocruiser scarf. I am insanely jealous. He doesn’t know its history, but there is speculation that it may have been an “inaugural flight” give-away. It was certainly used for promotional purposes of some kind. If anyone […]

Do You Remember NWA Cap't. Albert T. Johnson and/or Stewardess Terry MacArthur?

Do You Remember NWA Cap’t. Albert T. Johnson and/or Stewardess Terry MacArthur?

Their son, Richard (Rick) Seireeni, is looking for information about his parents flying days at Northwest Airlines. Cap’t. Al Johnson was based in Tokyo in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and may have lived in the Northwest Compound in Daikanyama (recently torn down.) The couple was divorced when Rick was very young and he […]

Aircraft Evacuation Slide-1950s Style . . .

Aircraft Evacuation Slide-1950s Style . . .

From the archives of the NWA History Centre, Bloomington, MN This photograph, dated March 20, 1958, shows Cliff Northfield demonstrating how to use a manually operated aircraft evacuation slide. I remember attending a training session for this slide. It was stored near the main cabin door, I don’t remember exactly where. We were instructed to […]