Hull, MA. – March 4, 1930

Hull, Massachusetts – March 4, 1930

     On March 4, 1930, a 19-year-old pilot took off from Rockland, Maine, in a Moth airplane bound for Boston to take a course to qualify for his transport pilot’s license.  The pilot became disoriented, and landed at Brockton Airport.  After receiving directions to Boston, he took off again, but then ran low on fuel and made an emergency crash landing in a field off Nantasket Avenue in Hull. The plane was wrecked but the pilot was not seriously injured.      


     New Britain Herald, (CT.), “Student Pilot Wrecks Plane In Forced Landing”, March 5, 1930, pg. 8. 

Hull, MA. – August 5, 1919

Hull, Massachusetts – August 5, 1919

     On August 5, 1919, two aircraft were performing a mock air battle over Nantasket Beach before a crowd of spectators.  (Nantasket Beach is in the town of Hull, Massachusetts.) 

     One aircraft was piloted by Wesley L. Smith, the other by Mark C. Hogue.  Both men had served as pilots in the U.S. Army Air Service during World War I. 

     At one point during the “battle”, Smith’s plane went into an uncontrolled spin and crashed into the water not far from shore.  The plane received considerable damage, but Smith was only slightly hurt, and was rescued by several beach goers.     


     The Oklahoma City Times, “Aerial Battle Ends In Fall Of Plane”, August 5, 1919


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