New Publication

North Atlantic Crossroads: The Royal Air Force Ferry Command Gander Unit, 1940-1946

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About the Book

Gander was a bustling hub of aviation during the Second World War as thousands of bombers passed through on their way to Britain. In North Atlantic Crossroads, the challenges and hazards of transatlantic ferrying come alive. Tales of search and rescue, aircraft salvage, medevac missions, and VIP visits highlight the activities of the Ferry Command Gander unit, notably the work of its aircraft maintenance department, headed by the incomparable John Joseph “Joe” Gilmore. Postwar, the boom in commercial air travel transformed Gander, setting the airport on its way to becoming the crossroads of the North Atlantic. 

My thanks to Sandra Seaward, executive director of the North Atlantic Aviation Museum in Gander, and the museum’s board of directors for planning and hosting a fantastic book launch. 

Visit the museum’s website to learn more about their efforts to build a Ferry Command Memorial Hall and hangar its rare Hudson bomber.

North Atlantic Aviation Museum

Where to Find a Copy

From the author (Darrell Hillier) at:

$20 plus flat rate shipping of $6 anywhere in Canada


Botwood Heritage Centre Gift Shoppe

Corner Brook

Coles, Corner Brook Plaza


Gander Goods (Airport Gift Shop)

Newfoundland Accents and Gifts, 109 TCH

North Atlantic Aviation Museum

Town Square Book Stop, 73C Elizabeth Drive

Grand Falls-Windsor

Busy Bee Book Store, 112 Main St.


Barbour Living Heritage Village Gift Shop

St. John’s and Area

Chapters, 70 Kenmount Road

Coles, Village Mall 

Coles, Avalon Mall

Downhome Shoppe, 303 Water St.

Elaine’s Books, 208 Duckworth St.

Flynn’s Store (Avondale)

Island Designs and Gifts, 170 Water St.

Legend Tours, 284 Water St.

Newfoundland Weavery, 177 Water St.

The Travel Bug, 197 Water St.


National Air Force Museum of Canada (CFB Trenton)

United States

Montana Military Museum


Amazon Canada

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Amazon Australia

Canadian Aviation Historical Society ($15 for members)


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Price: $19.95 Canadian

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