Groton, CT. – August 2, 1935

Groton, Connecticut – August 2, 1935

     On August 2, 1935, two Connecticut National Guardsmen took off from Trumbull Airport at Groton in a Douglas O-38E, (Ser. No. 34-3), biplane.  As the aircraft was making a wide circling climb the motor stalled and the plane went down and crashed into a shallow brook near the edge of the airport.  Both men aboard perished in the crash.  

     The men were identified as Lieutenant William H. Laughlin, and Staff Sergeant Russell E. Clark, (27).


     Evening Star, (Wash. D. C.), “Guard Plane Crashes”, August 3, 1935, page B-4.

     The Waterbury Democrat, “Stalled Motor Caused Crash”, August 5, 1935, page 8

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