Putnam, CT. – April 23, 1929

Putnam, Connecticut – April 23, 1929

     On April 20, 1929, Army Lieutenant Everett L. Davis took off from Langley Field in Virginia and flew to Mantup Field  in Putnam to spend a couple of days visiting family.  He was piloting a military Curtiss Falcon at the time. 

     On April 23, he took off from Mantup for the return trip and once airborne discovered that the engine wasn’t running properly, so he turned back towards the airfield.  Upon touchdown the landing gear dug into the soft ground and the plane flipped on its nose breaking the propeller.  Davis wasn’t injured, and contacted military authorities at Roosevelt Field on Long Island, New York, who sent a plane with a mechanic and replacement propeller.  Once repairs had been made, Davis resumed his journey back to Virginia.       


     Windham County Observer, “Lt. Davis’ Plane Took A Nose Dive”, April 24, 1929

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