Near Stacyville, ME. – March 10, 1952

Near Stacyville, Maine – March 10, 1952


F-86 Sabre – U.S. Air Force Photo

     On March 10, 1952, Captain George C. Thomas, (31), of Hummelstown, Penn., was on a training mission piloting an F-86 Sabre fighter jet, (Ser. No. 49-1148),  near Stacyville, Maine, when the aircraft crashed in a remote wooded area.   The area was covered with heavy snow, and it was difficult for ground crews to reach the scene.  Several hours after the crash two men parachuted from a search plane and found Captain Thomas’ body.   The aircraft was completely destroyed.     

     Captain Thomas was assigned to the 74th Fighter Interceptor Squadron. 


      Sanford Tribune and Advocate, (no headline), March 18, 1952, page 19. 

     Aviation Safety Network, Wikibase #59451

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