Bill and Lee came to the
wonderful IAB reunion in
Luxembourg July 2000!
Bill, Don Torres and Leo Antognoli,
owner of the hotel Italia in
Luxembourg hosting reunion!
Nicole Burnett, Henry Hilderman,
Stephanie Matuzewski, Bill and
Lee at reunion dinner at
the Hotel Italia, Luxembourg
Lee with Marian Hessink,
Anneke Hoffman and Mia McCreery.
Bill McDonald´s daughter Dee
JUNE 24, 2006
I have so much fun reading
everything you send out in the
emails! How about a few new
pictures of Shawn and family for
Dad's site! They have moved to
Jacksonville Florida to a naval
station. They are beautiful
children, even if I say so.
I looked at Ev Terry's webpage
and was so glad. It has been 30
years since I saw Kathy, Tom, Bim
Greetings to all!
Love from Dee (Cathleen)
Bill and Lee visiting Gunilla
and Bob Kay Crawford in Florida
Bill McDonald IN MEMORIAM
Bill served as flight engineer
A good friend and colleague
for International Air Bahama.
This is Bill McDonald´s own story
of how the International Air Bahama
Flight Engineer section was formed
On June 15th, 1968 Ev Terry came to
Oklahoma City and contacted Bill McDonald
and other engineers to hire us for EJA to
start an airline. He hired Lynn Davis,
John Nessal, Richard Brown and Bill
McDonald, he had already hired Andy Boer.
We started company school. While we were
there Ev asked me if I knew another
engineer. I called my friend Charles
Bryant and he was interested. He joined
us at TWA where we went to B-707 school.
We finished the school in June 1968 and
went home until we met in Ohio. We then
flew to Miami Florida to do training.
On the 18th July we made the proving run
from Nassau to Luxembourg and back.
As you know the first flight departed
21th July 1968 at 6.00 pm.
The second flight lift took off the next
day on time.
Ev Terry, Don Torres, Walt Fink and Bill
McDonald, was the cockpit crew.
My grand son was born at take off time.
Photo of three awesome aviators!
Captain Joe Gorrill, then Co-Pilot
Emmett Hayes and Flight Engineer
Bill McDonald with Maddie Johnson
Ledard and Nicole Burnett´s
mother visiting Nassau.
Will Rogers, Charlie Hinton,
Tex Davis and Richard Rogers