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OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS


FRANK TINE
ONA CREW SCHEDULER 1968-1972

My prayers will be dedicated
every day to such a wonderful
girl as Anna Liisa.
GOD BLESS and rest her soul.
A New Yorker since 40 years!

NEW YORK, NEW YORK!

A last greeting to Anna-Liisa

Anna-Liisa died in New York
on June 1, 2009, after
complications of surgery.


ANNA-LIISA WALLIN
RIP



Anna-Liisa in her right element!

Working the cabin

ONA NEW YORK EDITOR
ANNA-LIISA WALLIN
An outstanding career in commercial airlines
followed by employment in the banking world

Marathon athlete

Anna-Liisa lives in New York and after ONA
she worked at the Deutsche Bank up to 9/11.
They were located accross the street from
south tower. Anna-Liisa was right there when
the second plane went in over her head.


HELSINKI FINLAND

Which years did you fly ONA?

I flew for ONA from July-66 to September - 78.
My crew had the last flight, last working flight
from Frankfurt. Then we all had that Farewell Flight to
Santo Domingo,
but I didn't work it,
I just enjoyed it as a pax.

Anna-Liisa put in thirteen years with ONA.
She is a writer and a good story teller.
She makes guest appearances on the columns
of the Finland community friendship
publication of New York. Read about her
experiences as a flight attendant with ONA!


Lovely photo of Anna-Liisa Wallin
and Rosemarie Neuber

Breakfast service
on the DC-8
Which is your favorite memory with ONA?

Hard to pick a favorite memory in 13 years, 
there were so many. Somebody brought up the 
leaving of manual behind, comes to mind 
how many things we had to carry in our 
in-flight bags as regular stuff. There 
was the manual of course. The DC-10 manual 
was huge, the flashlight which had to float, 
attached pocket knife, extra batteries and 
bulbs, extra pantyhose, extra pr of gloves, 
especially with summer uniform, when the 
gloves were either white or beige. Panty 
girdle, pettypants, smock, in-flight shoes, 
the memos from the mailfolder as we 
checked in.




DC-7 days
It was a military flight, and there were
just 2 flight attendants, Barbara Kossove
and myself. We were at some small airport
and there was no catering (somebody goofed).
Barbara and I ran accross the fields to find
a supermarket where we bought loafs of bread,
ham, cheese and mayonnaise. Ran back as we
only had an hour to make the sandwiches for
90 soldiers. It was like an assembly line
slapping on mayo, one put on the cold cuts
and piling them high in the empty galley bin
containers. I had mayo up to my elbow.
I wonder if Barbara still remembers?
Aborted take-off with the DC-10
in Yokota, Japan.

Luckily the plane sank into the mud before
hitting the building. You could see people in
frightened awe staring out the window as the plane
approached. Well 2 days later the plane had been dug
out and we were on our way on the same plane to Seattle,
over the Pacific we had to turn one engine off.
All ended well.


Overseas National DC-10 30CF N1031F Honolulu HI (HNL)
Febr 1975 copyright Werner Fischdick

Yokota Air Force base
and beyond by ONA
Tokyo Station Manager Leo Skelly



Hot dish in the galley!
Anna-Liisa on the job
30 000 feet up! Note the rising
sun in door window.
S O B
Familiar airline terms: pax, blueroom, 
how many s.o.b s on board when we did 
the pax count. A memo was issued which 
forbade us calling pax sob (soul on 
board).

Seniority bidlines
Remember the mad scramble for the new bidlines? Around the 20th of the month, if you were far away, the nervousness of not getting the bids in on time! I still have dreams now and then that I am flying and haven't gotten my bid in! Which flying contracts did you enjoy the most?
I liked military flights the best. Many great destinations, wonderful friends, even good flights.

Anna-Liisa at New York
October 25, 2003 reunion
Which countries did you enjoy
flying to the most?

I think Hawaii was my favorite 
destination even though those 
flights were long and 
especially the retun flights when 
one was very sore from too much 
sun. Everybody had a lei or two 
around the neck, and we always 
bought pineapples and 
macadamia nuts. I also liked 
Japan and Italy.

Every destination always had its 
own shopping list too. Sometimes 
the crew needed an extra taxi to 
store our shopping when going 
to the airport.





Luckiest cat around!

Visiting Paul Stark at hospital!


A friend in need is a friend indeed!
Marilyn White Doolittle, June Kolb,
Anna-Liisa and Pam Green McClune

Anna-Liisa lives with lodger Oliver
who is an 18 pound cat she rescued
during a bitter winter of 2000.
Lucky cat # 2!
Anna-Liisa + Oliver = True Love
I saw Oliver first out in an empty 
lot in the biting cold of February 2000. 
He was totally feral, I couldnīt get 
near him. I placed the food through a 
wrought iron fence. Slowly moving the 
food dish to the back yard garden where 
some mean people threatened to poison 
him. But the garden owner and I managed 
to trap Oliver in July just before 
"his time went out". Oliver lived in 
my closet for two months and slowly 
ventured out. I was thrilled when he 
finally hopped onto the bed and weīve 
been sleeping together ever since. 
At work I rejoiced that "Oliver has 
come out of the closet" (imagine 
the looks!) and now he sleeps with 
me. I finally had to tell them that 
Oliver is a cat.



HOTEL CONRAD, CAIRO EGYPT

HEY HEY ONA!

After the Manhattan 2002
Marathon at Margareta
Nisserīs place at 7 F.
MARGARETA WULF THAUTE,
MARILYN WHITE DOOLITTLE,
LILLEMOR OSTLUND GARSTEN,
Tina Johansson Stephens, Anna-Liisa,
PAMELA GREEN MCCLUNE,
Margareta Nisser, Pam Suett and
BETTY BRODERICK BOE
Sudden de-compression at 33'000 feet
More scary moments.
We got the dreaded 5 pink bells 
from the cockpit and started a 
very steep dive down. Even with 
seatbelts on, one could slide 
out of the seat and under the 
seat in front. We saw the street 
lights already before the airplane 
with great effort leveled off. 
I wish I could remember who the 
captain was, but my uniform hat 
off to him.

Margareta Nisser, Anna-Liisa and
Lillemor Ostlund Garsten at NY reunion
ONA FRIENDSHIP REUNION
NEW YORK OCTOBER 2003

ANNA-LIISA ON NEW YORK OCTOBER 25, 2003 REUNION
I wish I had brought a steno pad and 
interviewed all attendants to get 
everyone's quick version of "bios" 
as to what they all had been doing 
since ONA days. Good turnout made 
it a memorable event. Of course 
the people were the reason. 
The noise level raised above the 
allowed decibel level, a proof of 
how much fun we all had! 
Surprisingly, quite few were there 
for their first re-union. 
For me it was the second.
After we all left "Lentini's", we 
headed for a short stop over at 
"Dorian's" and proceeded from there 
to "Panorama's". We were able to 
take over the entire second floor, 
which was great. Some people had 
dinner there too. I was one of the 
early departees, before 7 pm. 
Still, it seemed like the day was 
entirely devoted to ONA people, 
and it went fast.



New York ONA Reunion Organizers! The Magnificent Four!

Margaretha Nisser, Pam Greene McClune,
owner of Lentini Restaurant Enzo Lentini
and to the right Anna-Liisa Wallin and
June Kolb

AMOS BLUM ANDY ANDRECHYN ANGELIKA VILLAGRANA ANITA ARNELL ANITA CLAESSON MELTON
ANITA STIBECK ENVALL
ANNA-LIISA WALLIN
ANNE BOYD LESTER ANNE BRADDOCK PREEDE AYLA VAN MINDEN
BARBARA CLAPP BARBARA (FISH) MCGEE BARBARA KOSSOVE BEN CONATSER BETTY BRODERICK BOE
BETTY CARVER BILL PARKS BILL TEDDER BIRGITTA LINDSKOG BOB HUGHES
BOB LOVE BOB RICHARDS BOBBIE FRANCIS BRICK BRADFORD BRITT CARLSSON THORSTVEDT
BRITT LARSSON ANTONACCIO BURGA RATTI BUZZ BUZZBY CECELIA OVERTHROW McCLOY CINDY MOSER
CHARLIE MOTT CHRIS CHRISTENSEN CHRIS(TINA) LINDER STARKLOFF CHRISTOPHER ROBINSON CHRISTINA WERJEFELT
CONNIE GAUN KING CUB MORRISON DAVE CASE DAVE McCLOY DAVID LAMPARD
DEBBIE McGEHEE DENNIS OīCONNOR DICK McCONNELL DUANE DELK ED CHANDLER
ED KAYE
ED STARKLOFF ED VERONELLI EDWIN C LAIRD ELLEN ORROS DECRESCENZO
ELISABETH GYLLMAN ERIK MOBERG FIFI (MURIEL) LABINE FRAN DICIOCCIO HILLMAN GABE POTTER
GEORGE FLAVELL GORAN WRAMBECK GRATIA VON FURSTENBERG GUN VIDAL HELGA JENSEN
HELEN WINTERMAYR HERB ECKHARDT INGE B-BURG CASTRISSIADES INGRID HINCKLEY INGRID NILSSON
IRENE MILLER TURNER INGRID VEST JACK GOLD JACQUIE LAW JAN DVERIS WRIGHT
JANE HAUPTMAN RUPPEL JANET RINCK PAYOT JANIS MOMBOURQUETTE JOE MOSER JOHANNA HEINRICH ECHOLS
JOHNNY BERNARD WALKER JUDY LYMAN JUNE KOLB KAREN MARCUS KARIN BAARDSEN EVENSEN

ONA CREW

LARRY DUNCAN LEE WATERS LEIL LOWNDES LEO SKELLY LILLEMOR OSTLUND GARSTEN
LINDA GRAVES DE BARTOLO LOIS HOLWERDA HOYT LOU EVERSMEYER MAGGIE LLOYD ZEIBAK MARGARETA NISSER
MARGARETA (WULF) THAUTE MARGIE MOSTUE LOOMIS MARIANNE MATHIESSEN OHMAN MARIE BRENNAN MARIE (WARBERG) CURMAN
MARILYN MARTYR MARILYN WHITE DOOLITTLE MARY & GENE KIRSCHENBAUM MARY FAIRBANKS POPWELL MARY-ANNE HAMMARBERG
MAUREEN HANNA PERINCHIEF MIKE GIBSON NANCY WAIBEL CLEMONS NETTIE MILLER NINO-JFK AIRPLANE MECHANIC
PAMELA GREEN MCCLUNE PAT KINEEN VAN DEKAMP PAUL STARK PAUL WITTING PAULA BELL FEENEY
PORTER PIERCE RAS NIELSEN RICKI MCGONIGLE STRAHL RIVA RIDGE ROGER DAHLHAUS
RON HART RON PREEDE RON ROBERTI RON WILSON ROSEMARIE NEUBER
SAM CULPEPPER SAM ROGERS SANDY MARX VAN CURAN SHARON GROGG FERRELL SIGRID MONKEMEYER WATERS
STEEDMAN HINCKLEY SUSAN MELVILLE QUESEY SY WEINER SYLVIA KING TED & BARB SECOLA
TED WALLHOFER TOM FENWICK TORRE OSMO VERN KERNS WARREN VEST WILL HOBBS


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