Ipswich, MA. – July 20, 1947

Ipswich, Massachusetts – July 20, 1947

     On July 20, 1947, a newlywed couple rented a Piper Cub airplane in Revere, Massachusetts, for a sight-seeing flight.  Approximately one hour later, while passing 500 feet above the north shore of Ipswich, the engine suddenly lost all power.  The plane then dove into the ground about two miles north of Crane’s Beach.  A fisherman who’d witnessed the crash rowed ashore  and extricated the couple from the wreckage.  The 22-year-old husband had perished, and the 18-year-old wife was taken to Cable Memorial Hospital with critical injuries.  The couple had been married June 16.  

     Source:  The Nashua Telegraph, “Flier Killed, Month Bride Is critically Hurt”, July 21, 1947, page 7.  

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