Manchester, N. H. – October 12, 1951

Manchester, New Hampshire – October 12, 1951


P-47 Thunderbolt – U.S. Air Force Photo

     On October 12, 1951, a P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft left Grenier Field in Manchester for a training flight.  During the flight the aircraft’s engine caught fire.  The pilot attempted to return to the airfield but was unable, and crash-landed in a swampy area of a farm.  The pilot was not injured, but the airplane suffered heavy damage. 


     The Nashua Telegram,  “Pilot Unhurt In Crash Of Grenier Plane”, October 12, 1951.   

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