Rockville, CT. – August 8, 1920

Rockville, Connecticut – August 8, 1920

     Rockville is a village within the town of Vernon, Connecticut.  

     On August 8, 1920, U.S. Army Lieutenant Mark C. Hogue was giving an exhibition flight over Rockville with Councilman Fred C. Neff aboard as a passenger.  As the plane was coming in to land it lost airspeed due to hitting a pocket of thin air and fell into a tree.  Neither was injured.

     Lieutenant Hogue was later killed on July 23, 1925, when the aircraft he was piloting crashed just after take off from Boston Airport.  He’s buried in Forest View Cemetery, in Forest Grove, Oregon.  See, memorial # 90760504.   


     Hartford Courant, “Mark Hogue Has Narrow Escape”, August 9, 1920

     New York Times, “Two Die In Boston Plane”, July 24, 1925 

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