Northwest Airlines History
By Anne Billingsley Kerr on February 14, 2016
Merry Jo, fondly known as “Jo” Johnson died on February 12 in Cannon Falls, Minn. at the age of 90. Jo was born in Grand Rapids Minn. and was an entertainer, once performing with Red Skelton, before becoming a Northwest Airlines stewardess in 1949. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 16 in Cannon […]
By Anne Billingsley Kerr on August 7, 2015
All photos and some captions courtesy of Robert DuBert, NWAHC newsletter REFLECTIONS editor. Thanks, Bob!
By Anne Billingsley Kerr on June 10, 2015
Special guest for the Saturday Night Banquet: Anne Billingsley Kerr! (Lady Skywriter) AIRLINERS INTERNATIONAL JUNE 17-20 2015 DELTA FLIGHT MUSEUM ATLANTA GA USA Lady Skywriter will share stories and photos from her personal collection of her days flying the Northwest Orient Airlines Boeing Stratocruiser in the 1950s. Wing your way back to the golden era […]
By Anne Billingsley Kerr on June 3, 2015
Wondering what Bob Reardon is up to these days? Why wasn’t there an organist on the Stratocruiser flight from IDL to MSP? Some questions raised in the first edition of Fujiyama Trays & Oshibori Towels are finally answered in the Second Edition, now available! Plus many new stories and 83 more photos! Order your copy […]
By Anne Billingsley Kerr on May 15, 2015
And the beat goes on . . .
By Anne Billingsley Kerr on May 12, 2015
Next: Settling in the new “digs.”
By Anne Billingsley Kerr on May 10, 2015
Many willing hands – many, many boxes – many many artifacts. Day after day, volunteer after volunteer, progress is made. Next: Moving it all to the new quarters at Two Appletree Square, thankfully just across the street.
By Anne Billingsley Kerr on March 4, 2015
At Last: You may now view Northwest Airlines History online at http://bit.ly/TPTLTC4 Or copy and paste in your browser. You can also watch this program on your Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, Amazon Kindle and Amazon Fire, and on most mobile devices. The Northwest section begins at the 6:35 mark, and runs for 13 minutes. See […]
By Anne Billingsley Kerr on December 23, 2014
I guess that’s not so bad . . . . Shemya’s closer to Santa! What and Where is Shemya, you ask? Shemya is a frozen, windswept, barren rock of an island, four miles long by two miles wide – near the end of the Aleutian chain and located 1,461 miles southwest of Anchorage between the […]
By Anne Billingsley Kerr on August 30, 2014
Bob Reardon is a true Legend, and will be memorialized as such in the Legtends category of this website in December. As I send Bob my best wishes this morning, I can’t help but remember the “drill” upon arrival at The Willard ‘Residence of Presidents’ Hotel in Washington D.C. Here is an excerpt from my book, […]