The Gibson Girl emergency radio was used by many northern bush pilots in the post-World War II period. It featured a hand-crank and an ergonomic shape so that it could be placed between a pilot’s thighs while cranking to generate a signal. This transmitter was owned by Hank Koenen who operated a charter airline from 1949 to 1975.
A gift to Canadian serviceman Russ Lovell from the people of Holland in gratitude for his role in liberating their country, April 17, 1945. Lovell trained men in field mechanics with the 82nd Artillery in Holland and Germany.