Walking The Ridge (July 23, 2011)

"Walking The Ridge"
Hosted by Pennfield Parish Military Historical Society
July 23rd, 2011

All photographs courtesy David E. Poissant, Chair 2nd TAF Medium Bombers Association

Those in attendance:-
BEARPARK, Janet Granddaughter of Frank Albett, No.34 OTU
BEARPARK, Maureen Daughter of Frank Albett, No.34 OTU
BEARPARK, Terry Son-In-Law of Frank Albett, No.34 OTU
BING, Darrell Son of Fred Bing, No.34 OTU
BING, Fred Veteran, No.34 OTU
FERGUSON, Brenda Daughter of Mac McNevan, No.34 OTU & RCAF Station
FRIZELL, Susan Wife of Vic Gnaedinder
GARDNER, John Reporter, The Saint Croix Courier
GNAEDINGER, Vic Nephew of Rodney Hanna Gnaedinger, No.2 ANS
LARSEN, G Christian President Pennfield Parish Military Historical Society
LOUGHEED, Jim Son-In-Law of Ernie McGowan, No.34 OTU
LOUGHEED, Lynda Daughter of Ernie McGowan, No.34 OTU
MANNING, Charlotte Granddaughter of Jim Manning, No.34 OTU
MANNING, Peter Son of Jim Manning, No.34 OTU
POISSANT, Dave Son of Cy Poissant, No.34 OTU


Janet Bearpark (forefront), Maureen Bearpark (brown), Vic Gnaediner, Susan Frizzell, Terry Bearpark (blue ball cap), Christian Larsen (holding photographs), Peter Manning, Charlotte Manning and Lynda Lougheed.

"Led by Christian Larsen in the evening of July 23rd, we and several others toured the property of the former Pennfield Ridge Airbase. Christian, armed with precious copies of photos and diagrams of the Airbase in the 1940’s, pointed out where the various buildings, hangars, etc. were once located. His dialogue was also interspersed with well researched information and anecdotes regarding training accidents/incidents, relocation spots of some of the buildings when the base closed, and other facts. We even stood on one of the runways which is in remarkable shape even today!" (Lynda Lougheed, 5 August 2011)


Fred Bing, Darrell Bing, Brenda Ferguson, Jim Lougheed, Jogn Gardner (mostly hidden), Janet Bearpark, Lynda Lougheed (purple), Maureen Bearpark (mostly hidden in front of Lynda), Susan Frizzell, Vic Gnaediner, Charlotte Manning (pink), Terry Bearpark (facing), Peter Manning and Christian Larsen (partial hidden)


Taxi Strip


Taxi Strip


One of the four Munitions Shelters


“There’s nothing here” remarks Veteran Fred Bing, No.34 OTU
Photograph by Darrell Bing

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