National Post (National Edition)

ON THIS DAY

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December 28, 1929

Pilot Wilfrid May flew the first official airmail parcel to Canada’s Arctic, delivering it to Aklavik, N.W.T. The new airmail service route covered over 2,500 km. May, a novice flyer in the First World War, was involved in the dogfight that killed Manfred von Richthofen, the “Red Baron.”The

Red Baron was pursuing May when he was shot down over the

Somme on April 21, 1918.

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