Early Aviation Movies
These movies taken in the late 1930s and early 1940s in Northern Canada and Winnipeg, using an early Kodak 8 MM camera.
The Winnipeg movies were taken by Konnie Johannesson. The northern movies were taken by Konnie's brother-in-law Dr. James Morrow, at that time the resident doctor in Fort Smith in northern Canada.
( November 2006 - Thanks to Rich for identifying some of the aircraft, correcting my guesses after all these years )
- Abrams Explorer takeoff probably at the Chicago Air Show
- CF-AB? on skis, location unknown
- CF-AFL in the north on skis, note the dog team nearby.
- CF-AFL again, in the north on skis.
- A dockside scene, perhaps at Fort Resolution in the N.W.T. with several aircraft on floats.
- Another view of the dockside scene.
- Another scene of the Junkers being serviced.
- The Junkers taxiing out for takeoff.
- An engine repair on the beach, somewhere in the north.
- A view from the cockpit, somewhere in the north.
- A scene at Winnipeg Airport during WW II, of a Douglas Digby ( B-18 Bolo) taxiing past.
- Another scene at Winnipeg Airport during WW II, 2 Fairey Battles taxiing past. ( These were used to train bomber crews )
- Laird CF-APYof Canadian Airways with the pilot and another man, probably at Winnipeg Airport.
- A Northrop Delta belonging to the RCAF taxiing by.
- Another shot of the Delta on the taxi strip at Winnipeg Airport.
- 2 men moving RCAF 643 aircraft, location unknown.
- Stinson SR9, CF-AZX belonging to Canadian Airways, taxiing on skis at Winnipeg Airport
- Another shot of CF-AZX with the pilot.
- Rollout of Lockheed Electra L10A belonging to Trans-Canada Airlines, probably on the occasion of the first flight out of Winnipeg.
Pictures of what could be the same aircraft are here.
- A winter scene at Johannesson Flying service in Winnipeg.
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