Concord, MA. – July 19, 1945

Concord, Massachusetts – July 19, 1945


P-38 Lightning
U.S. Air Force photo

    On the morning of July 19, 1945, Captain Daniel Kennedy, (25), took off from Bedford Army Air Field in Bedford, Massachusetts, in a P-38L fighter plane, (Ser. No. 44-53016), for a routine training flight.  The weather was cloudy, with a 1,000 foot cloud ceiling.  At about 10:00 A. M. his aircraft was observed flying low over the Concord Country Club, and after banking around a large poplar tree it crashed and tumbled into a wooded area at the south edge of the club.  Captain Kennedy was killed instantly. The cause was thought to be mechanical failure. 

     Captain Kennedy is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford, Massachusetts.  To see photos of him, click here:



    Concord Journal, “Another Plane Crashes In Woods – This Time At Concord Country Club”, July 19, 1945, page 1.

     Book: “Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents In The United States, 1941 – 1945”, by Anthony J. Mireles, C. 2006.

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