Dexter, Maine – May 1941

Dexter, Maine – May 21, 1941

On May 21, 1941, four men took off in a hydroplane from Lake Wassookeag, but shortly after it became airborne the motor failed.  The plane quickly lost altitude and crashed on land bursting into flames on impact. 

All four men were from Dexter, Maine.  One man suffered a broken jaw; another a skull fracture; the next critical burns; and the last a broken leg and burns. 

Source: Woonsocket Call, “Maine Men Hurt In Plane Crash”, May 21, 1941, page 1.     


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