Anecdotes

Recollections

We flew from Heathrow Airport (much smaller than it is now), in early December, 1956. We stopped in Shannon and then took 14 hours to fly to Goose Bay Labrador. Unfortunately, the weather in Goose Bay was atrocious and the plane skidded off the runway. We had to wait overnight, spending our time in some old Nissan huts, which were very cold. After that we went through Philadelphia and Chicago and finally to San Francisco, landing at Moffet Airbase. San Francisco was all dressed up for Christmas, so we had a very exciting time. We went to a bar at the top of the Mark Hopkins Hotel.