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AIR BAHAMA HISTORY BY FRED COX CREW FRIENDSHIP REUNION WEBSITE FIRST PUBLISHED JULY 16, 2000
UP UP AND AWAY WITH AIR BAHAMA!
Marian celebrating her birthday
somewhere in the clouds -
LUX-NAS or NAS-LUX?

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MARIAN HESSINK GESELL
INTERNATIONAL AIR BAHAMA

On the aft cabin jumpseat Ruthie
Lightbourne, Marian, Joan Armaly,
Georgette Kohn Frisch and Rosina Breuer

Click photos to enlarge!

Georgette and Marian

MARIAN CHECKING THE CABIN - 1973


Somewhere over the ocean.
Mia McCreery - Topping and
Margie Ave-Torres, 1973


BASRA RESCUE - CREW LAYOVER

Lucy Timmerman, Skip Walton,
Larry Swartz 1973, Luxembourg
and 'Tex' Davis, 1973, Luxembourg
Photo to the left:
Class of 73 doing survival
training. 1973 Nassau
Fifi LaBine with Bruce,
crew bus driver 1973 Nassau



MARIAN HESSINK GESELL
INTERNATIONAL AIR BAHAMA


Arlette Fabry, Don .......
(used to be one of the co-pilots)
and Ted Vosk, Luxembourg 1975

Richard 'Brownie' Brown,
Flight engineer,
Luxembourg 1983
GRADUATION CLASS 1973
Marian, Yvonne, Fifi La Bine
and Ed Little, Nassau


GRADUATION CLASS OF 1973

Graduation class of '73. Fifi La Bine with one
of the new Flight Attendants, unfortunately
unid - Nassau 1973



Graduating Class of Flight Attendants 1973


Graduating Class of Flight Attendants 1973

Front row left to right
1. Course instructor Margie Ave Torres
2. Joyce Varga Petrina
3. unidentified
4. Chief Stewardess Yvonne Shaw
5. unidentified
6. Pandora Clark?
7. Chantal Schlesser
 or Chantal Stephany?
Back row left to right
1. Joan Armaly
2. Beverly McKinney
3. Yvonne“s secretary
4. Astrid Mengen?
5. Chief Pilot Ev Terry
6. unidentified
7. Mika Pizzioli
8. unidentified
9. Barbara Batelaan
10. Nellie Jansen Epstein
11. Barbara Bethel
12. Marian Hessink Gesell





MARIAN HESSINK GESELL
INTERNATIONAL AIR BAHAMA

LAST FLIGHT OUT
OF LUXEMBOURG


From right to left: Capt. Joe Gorrill,
Mrs. "Gus" Bacon, Marian, Gus Bacon,
Jannie van As - Gorrill and Richard
Clark. This was the last flight out of
Luxembourg. I believe there were no
passengers o/b just dead heading crew
and I am not sure of the date.
Can someone help out?


LUXEMBOURG 2000 REUNION AT HOTEL ITALIA!



Ian Mortimore, Margie Torres, Marian
Gesell-Hessink and Don Torres

Betty Zimmer, Gunilla Crawford-Kay,
Yvonne Shaw and Georgette Kohn-Frisch

Marcel Janssens, Gary Cash and Olive
Rolle -Schneider

Marian Gesell-Hessink, Anneke Placide-
Hofmann and Anna Eriksson.

From left to right: Icelandair
photographer name slip
Mia McCreery-Topping, Marian Gesell-
Hessink, Henry Hilderman, Vera
Hilderman with back to camera and
Anneke Placide-Hofmann.

From left to right:
Mia McCreery-Topping, Nicole Burnett,
Eva Jacobs, Don Torres and Marian
Gesell-Hessink


MARIAN HESSINK GESELL
INTERNATIONAL AIR BAHAMA



Georgette, Marian and
colleagues

Left to right Tex Davis, Marian, Donna Fernander,
Vernica Ferguson, Althea Bodie, Gunilla Kay
Crawford and F/O (Later Capt) Will
Rogers (died in Surinam A“ways crash)



LUXEMBOURG LAYOVERS!

So many happy evenings at Leo“s at hotel Italia



Brownie, Georgette and
Marian at this end of table



Photos courtesy Georgette Kohn Frisch

Twiggy, Ruthie and ???






Georgette and Marian deserve a rest after
pax meal service

Twiggy and Marian

Mia McCreery Topping

Joe Gorrill and Skip with Joan Armaly
getting ready to deplane after a
completed trip to Luxembourg


Joe Gorrill and
Skip having fun

Marian at the Air Bahama Crew
Friendship Reunion at Hotel Italia Luxembourg July 2000


Carin Bergquist Skoglund, Mia McCreery Topping, 
Marian Hessink Gesell, Georgette Frisch Kohn, 
Anneke Hoffmann Placide, Gunilla Hammar Safstrom, 
Elisabeth Gustavsson Gyllman, Gun Vidal and 
Eva Thiberg Jacobs 


South African Safari with Marian! South African Safari with Marian! South African Safari with Marian!

MARIAN HESSINK GESELL - SOUTH AFRICA

OCTOBER 21, 2006
Here in South Africa, we are moving into spring, but so far it has been cool and rather wet. In August we had some severe weather conditions, trees uprooted, so much rain with nowhere to go, mud slides, rock falls and serious damage to the infrastructure, roads etc. We came out rather unscathed, with a couple of trees crashing, one missing the house by an inch or two and luckily all the drains, although doing overtime, were running well, so no water damage to the house. In the meantime we have removed the fallen trees and rehabilitated as much as we could. We now need a little sunshine to make a go of it.

I leave you with some elephants, residing in one of the Reserves nearby and a Boomslang baby with lunch which resides in our garden. Although highly poisonous, the chance of being bitten by one of these is rather slim, unless you stick your finger in its mouth, their fangs are facing back rather than forward as is the case of other species. So far I have kept my fingers to myself. Besides, these snakes are so shy, they are long gone before you even notice them. Just as well. :-)

From Africa with love,
Marian




United Kingdom


Iceland


Eire - Ireland


Netherlands


Sweden


France


Italy


Belgium


Germany


Brazil



Published on the International Air Bahama Crew Web www.iabcrew.com on October 21, 2007