Category: CARGO’S LAST STAND

(video) 6743 Last NWA freighter out of ANC 28 DEC 2009

Sad day for us. I just saw this video today.

Aircraft mechanic Jeff Jenney took this video of our last 747 freighter in Anchorage. Facebook post HERE.

My still photos are from the other direction. After disconnecting the towbar and waving off the plane, I took photos from below the hill at F1. Later photos appear first: HERE.

My NWA Chief, Bill Gawreluk Passed Away

I’m sad to see that Bill Gawreluk passed away. Bill was my NWA (NW Airlines) chief for many years, including when I first started working his midnight shift at B10 in Anchorage in 1980.

Bill was always fair and completely capable, and an incredible hard worker — leading us all by example!!

I’m not certain, but I’m thinking that when Bill retired (at age-75?), he was the second highest seniority ESL (equipment service lead) in the system? Perhaps some of you know for sure.

I’m very thankful for having known him and having been able to work for him for so many years!

Jeff

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William “Bill” Gawreluk (1923 – 2015)
Obituary

William “Bill” Gawreluk of Anchorage, Alaska, passed away on June 30, 2015. He was born on Sept. 21, 1923, in Baudette, Minn. Full obituary will be published at a later date. Cremation was attended by his family on July 8, 2015.

Published in Alaska Dispatch News on Aug. 6, 2015

 

How to Navigate My Cargo Photos

This ends my Cargo’s Last Stand photos for now — especially those shot from the inside of the operation. Though, I’m sure there will be some others to add later.

About 500 photos are in the Cargo’s Last Stand category. You’re welcome to download any for non-commercial use. Right-click on the image and click on “Save Image As” (or similar).

If you’d like to only see NWA/Delta photos, they’re all in my Cargo’s Last Stand category.

Before Delta bought us out, the NWA PHOTOS START ON PAGE 12.

To fine tune your starting point, a good way is to scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Older posts.” Then you can replace the number ‘2’ with any number you’d like in the address bar in the top of your browser. Currently, the first Cargo’s Last Stand entries are 32 pages back (this number could increase if I add more photos someday).

So the beginning point is herehttps://jefffenske.wordpress.com/category/cargos-last-stand/page/32/. And then go forward in time (Not available in this new configuration) by clicking on “Previous Page” at the bottom of each page.

There is a Search Engine:
In most cases, I’ve named people in the photos by their first name. So you might be able to find people that way.

To be notified by email every time I add a post on this blog, there is a box in the right column that says: “Follow Blog via Email.” I’ll be giving some personal updates, as well as posting some of my favorite posts from my other two blogs, linked on the top of the right column. I’m also on Facebook: facebook.com/ONEcanhappen

If you leave my Cargo’s Last Stand category, I am into reality, and hopefully you are too : )  There is a saying that religion and politics should never be discussed, but that’s what the dark side wants. And that’s how they’ve been able to take over America, which is on its last leg, sadly. How can America survive if we don’t figure out what is really going on, narrowing our conversation to things that don’t really matter: sports, Hollywood, etc.? In the meantime, the corruption in the government and in the corporations is fully evident, and some have even lost their jobs.

“Evil prevails when good people do nothing.

― Erin Gruwell

“While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but once they lose their virtue, they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.”

– Samuel Adams

“History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse,or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.”

– Douglas MacArthur

If you’d like to comment on any of these posts, you can even do so anonymously if you’d like. I don’t require anyone leaving any personal data.

I hope you all do well.

God bless!

Jeff

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