Category Archives: New Hampshire Aviation

New Hampshire Missing Places: Daniel Webster Airways, Merrimack

During the Town of Merrimack’s Bicentennial Celebration, my grandmother, Mattie (Kilborn) Webster helped to research, write, and also to compile the stories of others, for the historical presentations on 30 June 1946.   She kept a notebook, and in cursive handwriting … Continue reading

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New Hampshire in WWI: Heroes of Raymond

The year 1917 was an especially difficult one for the Town of Raymond in Rockingham County, New Hampshire.  A month before the United States declared war the town hall burned down (13 March 1917). According to the book, Images of … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s First Flights and Early Aviators

A story on aviation was reported in the Portsmouth Herald on 13 September 1940.  At that time the New Hampshire State Planning and Development Commission for state airport development provided a basic listing of aviation firsts along with their recommendations … Continue reading

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Nashua New Hampshire’s Secretary, World War 2 WASP Aviatrix and Carmelite Nun: Anita L. Paul aka Sister Teresa (1924-2010)

Anita L. Paul was born in Nashua into a working class family, her father being a fireman for the Boston & Maine Railroad. She grew up on the family farm in Hudson, New Hampshire, studying in the local schools, and … Continue reading

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U.S. Airmail Service Casualty: Manchester NH’s 2nd Lieut. Jean Donat Grenier (1909-1934)

Jean Donat Grenier was born in  November 24 1909 in Manchester, New Hampshire, the son of Canadian immigrants, Alphonse and Ursula Nora (Gadbois) Grenier. He grew up at 302 Cartier Street, and then later 370 Rimmon Street, receiving an elementary … Continue reading

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