Charlestown, R. I. – July 28, 1965

Charlestown Aux. Naval Air Station – July 28, 1965 


Douglas Skyraider
U. S. Navy Photo

    On July 28, 1965, a U. S. Navy Douglas Skyraider, (Bu. No. 135192), with three men aboard, was approaching the Charlestown Auxiliary Naval Air Station for a routine landing when the plane crashed into the water about 1oo yards short of the runway.  The pilot and an observer escaped before it sank, but the third man, Lt. (jg.) Alexander D. Harry, Jr., (25), did not, and perished. 

     The pilot and the observer were rescued by helicopter without serious injury. 

     The men has been attached to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 33, based at Quonset Point, Rhode Island.     

     Lt. (jg.) Harry was from Everett Massachusetts.


     Unknown Newspaper, “Navy Officer From Everett Plane Victim”, unknown date.  (Posted on

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