Westborough, MA – July 13, 1941

Westborough, Massachusetts – July 13, 1941

     On July 13, 1941, a small passenger plane with three people aboard took off from Westborough Airport (a.k.a. Westboro Airport) and crashed about one mile from the airport.  The cause of the crash was not given, and all three aboard received various injuries.

     Those aboard the plane were identified as John Griffin and his wife Alden, both of Worcester, and the pilot, Lucien Desjardin, of Shrewsbury.

     Source: The Lewiston Daily Sun, “Three Hurt In Plane Crash At Westboro”, July 14, 1941

Westborough, MA – October 29, 1933

Westborough, Massachusetts – October 29, 1933

     On October 29, 1933, a passenger plane with four people aboard took off from Westborough Airport (a.k.a. Westboro Airport) bound for Worcester.  Shortly after take off the plane went into a steep dive during which a large piece of wing fabric was ripped away.  The plane crashed within inches of a farm house, and all aboard were killed.  There were no injuries to anyone on the ground. 

     The dead were identified as: Oliver H. Walton, 34, and his wife Ruth, 34, both of Needham, Mass.; Clarence E. heath, 25, of Dedham, Mass.; and George F. Chapman, 35, of Walpole, Mass.       

     Westboro Airport closed in the 1970s.

     Sources: Nashua Telegraph, “Four Die In Massachusetts Plane Crash”, October 31, 1933.  (Photo of wreck.)

    The Lewiston Daily Sun, “Four Killed In Plane Crash At Westboro, Mass.” October 30, 1933 

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