Estevan- WWII Photos

Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada

More photos donated by Grant Walker, Studio City CA, from the WWII era in or near Estevan

DeHavilands, Plane #8586, 8534 and 8477, over Estevan

Funeral Procession on 4th st

Then some Postcards with writing on the back

George Palmer and Ditch Myers, Apr 1942

Ronnie Blundell and Harry Pitt, May 1943

McCormack's Store Display

First Estevan Airport History

Apr 19, 1941 the Carter-Halls-Aldinger Company Ltd. from Winnipeg MB, was awarded the contract to build the main landing field at Estevan SK.
Contracts were let, to build 2 Service Flying Schools in Saskatchewan, under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.
Value of all the contracts was $1,400,000

Company established in Winnipeg in 1907. They built many major buildings across Canada,
Banff Springs Hotel (1920's), Chateau Lake Louise, Palliser Hotel, Hudson's Bay Company store and other Calgary buildings, plus numerous buildings in Winnipeg and other cities.

Company became Commonwealth Construction Company in 1944, Taken over by English Construction firms in 1955

W. H. Carter
William Henry Carter
b- Jan 21, 1874 Bismarck, IL
d- Dec 1, 1962 in Winnipeg MB
son of Ninion R. Carter and Elizabeth J. Carter

F. E. Halls
Frank Ernest Halls
b- Apr 20, 1872
d- Feb 27, 1950 Winnipeg MB
son of James Halls and Mary Ann Andrew

A. H. Aldinger
Albert Henry Aldinger
b- June 1877 Stuttgart, Germany
d- Feb 9, 1942 in Detroit Michigan
son of Frederick Aldinger and Marie Knorpp

1946 Dakota Crash
1946 Dakota Crash Memorial


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