CFS Alert, August 1957 - March 1958.
In the summer of 1950, an RCAF Lancaster crashed during the establishment of the JAWS weather station
when the parachute for resupplies being air dropped became entangled on the tail of the aircraft.
All nine crew members were killed and are buried west of the airstrip. The grave sites are marked with
crosses and the remnants of the crashed plane are still there and visible in the summer months.
The garbage was a big problem up there. It was piled in one spot behind the buildings and was frequented by
Arctic Hare and Arctic White Fox. They would rummage through it almost daily for food.
Can you provide details or corrections?
Please email Charlie Dobie.
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