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Overseas National Airways Crew Friendship Site
AIR BAHAMA HISTORY BY FRED COX CREW FRIENDSHIP REUNION WEBSITE FIRST PUBLISHED JULY 16, 2000

Boeing 707-320c
N525EJ, 1969

Beverly McKinney

Yvonne Shaw

DC-8-63CF
Le Bourget
Paris 1977

DC-8-63CF
Shannon
Ireland 1972

DC-8-63CF
Basel Mulhouse
Switzerland 1976

DC-8-63CF
Arlanda
Sweden 1976

DC-8-63CF Iceland 1976


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INTERNATIONAL AIR
BAHAMA CREW WEB

Hotel Italia - home away from home
for the Air Bahama crew.

Jake and Don


Captain Jake Jacobs arranged with
Leo Antognoli at the Hotel Italia in 1969
for a giving collaboration between
Hotel Italia and the Air Bahama Crew,
to stay at the hotel for layover in
Luxembourg.

The days we only knew happiness!
Eva and Jake on their wedding day.
IAB Crew Community on Facebook


HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEO FROM
IAB CREW COMMUNITY ON FACEBOOK!!!!

EVA JACOBS and ROLAND FRANBERG
Gothenburg Sweden

Dear Leo! Wishing You all the best of
Birthdays ..... Health ..... Love .....
a great life for the years to come!
Thank You for all the good times Jake and
I shared with You in the Hotel Italia
and also around the beautiful city of
Luxembourg! Unforgettable time of my life!
Many hugs from Sweden with Love!
Eva and Roland
Celebrations and hugs from Florida with Love
Anatoria and Hank with their 3 lovely boys.

Leo cooking fresh lobster, caught them himself

Leo fishing in Nassau


EMMETT AND ANNE HAYES
San Francisco USA

Happy Birthday Leo. My friend Claude Alvisse
told me last year that the Hotel Italia was
closed but he did not know if you were still
living in Luxembourg. Anne and I moved back
to our home in San Francisco several years ago.
We are doing okay but are getting too old to
travel. I am 92 and Anne is 85. We would like
for you to come for a visit! Give our best
wishes to your beautiful daughter. Here is
our address: Anne and Emmett Hays
2842 36th. Avenue
San Francisco. CA 94116-2821
Emmett Hays

Click on photo to enlarge!

JOYCE VARGA PETRINA
Memphis TN USA

Congratulations dear Leo! I have fond
Memories of Hotel Italia. I even had
the rehearsal dinner for my wedding
there. Love to all! JOYCE VARGA PETRINA

BARBERA BATELAAN
Amsterdam, Holland

Dearest Leo, Happy happy 80th birthday.
I always have such great memories of
the hotel and all the wonderful people.
Coming there after a flight was like
coming home and getting at the table
for all that absolutely wonderful
food!!! Have a great day and lots of
love from Barbera Batelaan


FRIEND AND BUSINESSMAN
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!




Bahamas - U S A - Luxembourg

Happy Birthday Leo!


Leo and Don

Leo with daughter Lea and Margie Torres
at IAB Luxembourg 2008 Reunion.
Dear Leo! Happy Birthday!!!
May you be blessed to celebrate many
more years in good health with Lea and
your loved ones. I know that Don will
be having a Martini and will be smiling
at you! Congratulations.
Love from Margie

IAB PARTY!


Captain Jake Jacobs, Margie Torres,
Nicole and Paul Burnett with Leo.

NICOLE AND PAUL BURNETT
Camberley, Kent UK

Happy Birthday dear Leo with lots of
love and fond memories from Nicole,
Paul and the younger Burnetts

Leo with Petrina Lightbourne McPhee
and Yvonne Shaw on one side and Eva Jacobs
and Anette Martins RIP. Georgette in the
front.

Angelina attended the Air Bahama 
reunion in Luxembourg July 2000. 
This photo is with Yvonne Shaw and 
Marian Hessinck to the left Angelina 
Hotel owner of the Hotel Italia 
Leo Antognoli holding his blessing 
arms around Margie and Don Torres 
Mia McCreery Topping 
Ian Mortemore and 
Georgette Kohn Frisch 

IAN MORTEMORE
San Salvador, Bahamas

Happy Birthday Leo from New York!
Yesterday 2 crazy Bahamians came
to NYC....no not to watch the Super
Bowl but to catch the Norwegian
Cruise line newest ship the MS Getaway.
Its 145600 Tons sailing 3pm Monday
to Nassau arriving 7pm Wednesday.
Should be a good experience. Only
600 will be onboard instead of
3969 Capacity. Oh boy..its cold up
here....36oF - Keep warm... Love Ian Mortemore

Marian Hessink and Georgette Kohn
with Brownie.

Forty Year Jubilee 2002



The management of Hotel & Restaurant Italia
arranged a glorious reception to celebrate
the 40 year jubilee in great style with
friends and clients.
The manager Leo Antognoli and his two
associates and nephews the brothers
Mario and Enrico Pierucci, were very
happy to welcome a great number of
invited guests to their premises for
this festive occasion.

The management took the opportunity of the
celebration night to honor the two chefs
de cuisine Barros Martins Abel and Rodrigues
Pereira Antonio who have worked at the
Restaurant Italia establishment during
25 years. They were presented with hotpink
watches. During the years the key to success
for Hotel & Restaurant Italia has always
been that of quality, great traditional
Italian reception and a professional
gastronomic level of high standing. The
establishment rapidly gained reputation
as one of the best Italian restaurants
in Luxembourg Grand Duche.



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HOTEL ITALIA LUXEMBOURG



The lovely Air Bahama stewardess / now
Delta Margie Torres celebrated Leo´s great
day! What a happy occasion among friends
and family!



Hotel and Restaurant



PETRINA LIGHTBOURNE MCPHEE
At the reception desk of Hotel Italia


IAB Reunion at Hotel Bamberg,
Ehnen Luxembourg

Air Bahama Luxembourg 2000 reunion
at the Hotel Italia

Betty Bamberg and Georgette with Leo.

BETTY AND GERARD BAMBERG
Luxembourg

Thanks for arranging wonderful IAB
reunions at the Hotel Italia!
Only the best for your birthday and
always from Betty and Gerard!

OLIVE SCHNEIDER
Luxembourg

Bonjour Leo, Bon Anniversaire. Wishing
you all the best and lots of fun for your
Birthday. Prost!!! Olive Schneider

Air Bahama Luxembourg 2000 reunion
at the Hotel Italia

Happy 80th Birthday Leo!

HETTIE DE BRUIN
South Africa

May you have a wonderful celebration
of this special day, I wish I could
have been there to share it with you
all!

Love, Hettie de Bruin


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