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Howie Wing, A Saga of Aviation

Howie Wing, A Saga of Aviation

“Howie Wing, A Saga of Aviation,” was a children’s radio serial about a young pilot and friends who foiled spies and smugglers with some fancy flying. Written by Captain Willfred Gibbs Moore, a flying reservist who served as a pilot in WWI,  Howie Wing was considered authentic and educational.”   From  Kellogg’s and Howie Wing, by […]

Former Northwest Airlines Leader Steve Rothmeier Dead at 67

Former Northwest Airlines Leader Steve Rothmeier Dead at 67

Steve Rothmeier at NWA History Centre in 2004, wearing the unique sport coat made of 747-400 seat upholstery fabric given him by Boeing President Dean Thornton upon the rollout of the new airplane in January, 1989 According to a front-page story in today’s Minneapolis StarTribune, another former NWA leader has left us.  Steve Rothmeier came to Northwest […]

Bob Reardon's 90th Birthday Party ~ Thanks for the Photos, Richard Moody!

Bob Reardon’s 90th Birthday Party ~ Thanks for the Photos, Richard Moody!

A gathering of former Pursers to mark the occasion. l-r  Bruce Retrum, Bob, Richard Moody, Lou Reynolds  Look at the blaze!  That’s a lot of candles, Bob. I love the message on Bob’s cake:  “Robert is 90! Happy Birthday! Otherwise All is Lovely & Serene” All the well-wishers at Bob’s 90th . . . . […]

As Northwest Airlines In-Flight Food Service Manager, Al Carriveau Knew How to "Dish"

As Northwest Airlines In-Flight Food Service Manager, Al Carriveau Knew How to “Dish”

I am sad to report that Al Carriveau passed away May 3.  Al was a retired 38-year employee of NWA, former board member of Wings Financial and at the time of his death, still serving as a Director for the NWA History Centre, which he co-founded in 2002. Third Anniversary of the NWAHC in 2005Directors […]

Happy Birthday Robert Reardon!  90 Years Young Today.  And Still Flying !!!

Happy Birthday Robert Reardon! 90 Years Young Today. And Still Flying !!!

Bob Reardon and Bonnie Vork in B-377 Stratocruiser galley 1950s Photo taken in flight by Anne Billingsley, Lady Skywriter After 56 years of flying, featured in American Express  magazine, Departures, Mar-April 2008 Bob and Anne at “Remembering Donald Nyrop” event at NWA History Centre, June, 2011 See Summer Special Edition 2011 Reflections page 2 Mary Ann […]

Marianne Blomquist, Former NWA President Donald Nyrop's Secretary, Passes Away

Marianne Blomquist, Former NWA President Donald Nyrop’s Secretary, Passes Away

A great lady has left us. In her heyday, Marianne Blomquist was secretary to NWA President Donald Nyrop, and spent a total of 42 years of loyal service working for our beloved airline.  She has been a frequent visitor to the NWA History Centre over the years, thanks to her dear friend Shirley Huskins offering […]