Sandwich, MA – February 14, 1951

Sandwich, Massachusetts – February 14, 1951 


F-86 Sabre – U.S. Air Force Photo

     On February 14, 1951, Major Raymond S. Wetmore was completing the last leg of a cross-country flight in an F-86 Sabre jet when at 8:23 p.m. his aircraft suddenly went down in some woods in South Sandwich and exploded on impact.  The plane was destroyed and the pilot killed. 

     Major Wetmore was the commanding officer of the 59th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron based at Otis Air Force Base. 

     Source: Falmouth Enterprise, “Squadron Leader Killed in Crash; Made Home Here”, February 16, 1951      


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