Category Archives: New Hampshire Aviation

A Window into World War II: Grenier Field aka Manchester (NH) Airport

When we think or read about air bases during World War II, the great metal birds–the bomber and surveillance airplanes–are what frequently come to mind.  Yet like any microcosm of society, an air base had to organize, to inform, to … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s First Female Aviator, Well-Known Photographer and Philanthropist: Bernice Blake Perry (1905-1996)

Bernice Gertrude Blake was born in Manchester, New Hampshire on 2 March 1905,  one of four children born to Edward C. & Gertrude (Hurd) Blake.  Her father was an English-Canadian immigrant who had founded Blake’s Creamery, originally as a milk … Continue reading

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Concord New Hampshire Educator & Astronaut, Sharon Christa (Corrigan) McAuliffe (1948-1986)

January 28, 2011 will mark the 25th anniversary of a tragedy–the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger.

That event took the life of… Continue reading

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New Hampshire Missing Places: Grenier Field (or Grenier Air Base)

Back in the 1940s and 1950s residents would frequently hear airplanes and jets roar across the skies of southern New … Continue reading

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Ie Shima, Ernie Pyle, and a "Betty Bomber"

Ie Shima (Island), Ernie Pyle, and a “Betty Bomber” have more in common that you might think.

During World … Continue reading

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