National Post (National Edition)
ON THIS DAY
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.