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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, for planning and hosting a fantastic launch on 31 July 2021. Thanks as well to the museum board of directors for their help and support!

Where to Find a Copy

From the author (Darrell Hillier) at: aviationcrossroads@gmail.com

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

Botwood

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Corner Brook

Coles, Corner Brook Plaza

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North Atlantic Aviation Museum

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National Air Force Museum of Canada (CFB Trenton)

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Montana Military Museum

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