Scandinavian Cemetery and the Swedes of Rockford

Source: Northwest Quarterly, Spring-Summer 2019

“Welcome, Sen. Jones, you found Rockford” by Pat Cunningham, 2006

Source: Rockford Register Star June 21, 2006

“Turns Pasture Into a Modern Flying Field” – 1941


Source: Rockford Morning Star August 17, 1941

Donated from saved newspaper clipping, by Jef Benedetti

Bert “Fish” Hassell, the “Hiking Viking”

see Book “”Fish” Hassell; a Viking with Wings

see Book “The Fantastic Story of the “Hiking Viking: Bert R. J. “Fish” Hassell

See Rockford Register Star article “Remember When: Rockford Aviators Return”  10/16/2009 (article can be found via

See obituary (1974) in Rockfordiana: Biography – Has

See “The Perils of the Greater Rockford,” Rockford Magazine , pp 16 – 22 and pp 52-53, February 1987

See   “Flight — Come Fly With Us” Aviation Gallery