RAF/RCAF Station Greenwood 1942-1945 Aircraft Accidents
Unique interactive map that provides details
of the aircraft accidents flown out of Greenwood during World War II.
The map was developed by Luke Uhlman from information compiled by Chris Larsen and Russell Keddy
Greenwood Military Aviation Museum Society Annual Meeting
25 October 2016 at 2000 hours (8:00 pm)
in the Museum Conference Room
All Society members are invited to attend the AGM; any current member, as of 01 Oct 2016, may vote and may be nominated for membership to the Board of Directors. Such nominations must be sent/emailed to the AGM Chairman, Ian Patrick, c/o the Greenwood Military Aviation Museum, 151 Ward Road, PO Box 786, Greenwood, NS B0P 1N0 or firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 18 Oct 2016.
Every year, in the cold and darkness of late October, personnel at Canadian Forces Station Alert on Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, gather at a cairn near the runway to remember the crew and passengers of Hercules 130322 who lost their lives during a resupply mission to the station.
On October 30, 1991, at approximately 4:40 p.m., flight 22 of Operation Boxtop – as the biannual resupply mission is called – was on its final approach to the station from Thule Air Force Base in Greenland. As the CC-130 Hercules from 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron, loaded with 3,400 litres of diesel fuel, began its descent, the pilot flying lost sight of the runway. STORY
25TH ANNIVERSARY OFTHE RESCUE OF BOX TOP 22
Courtesy of Marc Bongaerts