Auburn, ME. – May 18, 1947

Auburn, Maine – May 18, 1947

     On May 18, 1947, two small private planes took off from Berlin, New Hampshire, bound for Greenlaw’s Airport in Auburn, Maine.  The first carried a lone 29-year-old pilot from Auburn.  The second carried two men, a 33-year-old pilot from Boston, and a 28-year-old passenger from Lewiston, Maine. When the planes reached Auburn, the pilot of the first aircraft signaled that he would land first, and did so without incident.  Once on the ground, the pilot exited the aircraft and expected to see the other plane coming in to land, but it had disappeared.  A search was begun of the surrounding area, and the missing plane was seen from the air to be at the bottom of Taylor Pond about two miles from the airport.  Nobody had seen the plane strike the water, and officials suspected that the bodies of the two men were still inside. 

     The type of aircraft is unknown.


     The Wilmington Morning Star, (N.C.), “Two Believed Killed When Airplane Sinks”, May 19, 1947, pg. 6.         

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