Many of the photos in Brian Johannesson's collection are of such
exceptional interest I accepted his offer to display them on
1000aircraftphotos.com even though the very same photos are also
displayed on his own website.
These historical photos were taken by Brian's father, Konrad (Konnie)
of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Konnie enlisted in the 223rd Overseas
( XI Reserve ) Battalion of the 2nd Brigade of the Canadian Army on
March 8th, 1916 in Winnipeg. From then until April 1917 he trained at
Camp Hughes near Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. In April 1917 he went
overseas to England, eventually ending up in the Royal Flying Corps (RFC)
as a Flying Instructor at the RFC airfield at El Khanka, Egypt until
May 1919. From 1929 to 1934 he was Manager and Chief Flying
Instructor at the Winnipeg Flying Club. During WW II he operated
Johannesson Flying Service in Winnipeg, Manitoba, teaching
Icelandic-speaking students to fly so that they could join the Royal
Canadian Air Force. At the end of WW II he founded and operated
Rivercrest Airstrip and Seaplane base on the Red River in West St.
Paul, just north of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
You can see additional photos and more details about the life of
Konrad Johannesson on Brian's