Off Nahant, MA – December 29, 1932

Off Nahant, Massachusetts – December 29, 1932

     On December 29, 1932, two Harvard University freshmen, Edward Mallinckrodt III and Donald McKay Frost Jr., left East Boston Airport in a Stearman biplane and headed out over Boston Harbor towards Nahant. 

     Mr. Mallinckrodt was reportedly piloting the plane, and had only recently obtained his private pilot’s license.  Witnesses later stated that the aircraft went into a spin-dive and plunged into the water off Nahant.  Both men disappeared along with the aircraft, but were later recovered.


     New York Times, “Two Harvard Fliers Die In Plane Crash”, December 30, 1932

     Urbana Daily Courier, “Find Plane That Carried Boys To Death In Sea”, December 30, 1932



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