Londonderry, N.H. – September 30, 1943

Londonderry, New Hampshire – September 30, 1943 

Updated January 28, 2022

Beech At-10
U.S. Air Force Photo

     On September 30, 1943, a Beech AT-10, (#42-43597) with two officers aboard left Troy, New York, on a cross-country navigation flight to Grenier Field, in Manchester, New Hampshire.    While enroute they encountered IFR rules conditions.  While passing over  the town of Londonderry they aircraft crashed in a heavily wooded near Scobie Pond.  The plane did not burn, but both were men aboard were killed.   The wreckage was discovered the following day.

     The dead were identified as:

     1st Lt. William C. Curtis, age 23.  He’s buried in Mound Cemetery in Racine, Wisconsin. 

     2nd Lt. Charles Wilson Jr., age 23.  He’s buried in Hillside Cemetery in Eastport, Washington.  To see a photo and obituary of Lt. Wilson, click here:


     Nashua Telegraph, “Grenier Field Airmen Dead In Plane Crash”, October 2, 1943.    

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

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