Ashland, ME. – August 22, 1937

Ashland, Maine – August 22, 1937 

     On August 22, 1937, a centennial celebration was in progress in the town of Ashland, during which, a 26-year-0ld pilot from Massachusetts was giving rides in his airplane.  At the completion of one of the flights, the plane was approaching an open field preparing to land when it suddenly nosed over and dove into the ground.  There was no fire afterwards. Hundreds of spectators rushed to the scene but there was nothing that could be done.  Both the pilot and his passenger had been killed instantly.         

     Source: The Nashua Telegraph, “Airman In Fatal Crash Well Known In This City”, August 23, 1937, page 1. 

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