Wethersfield, CT. – April 25, 1937

Wethersfield, Connecticut – April 25, 1937 

     On April 25, 1937, an airplane containing a pilot and two passengers was flying over Wethersfield when the engine began to sputter.  The pilot attempted to make an emergency landing at the Wethersfield Country Club Golf Course but crash-landed instead.  All three occupants were thrown from the plane in the crash, but none of them was seriously injured.  All were transported to a hospital for treatment. The aircraft was badly damaged. 

    The type of aircraft was not mentioned. 


     The Waterbury Democrat, “Three Hurt As Plane Crashed”, April 26, 1937, page 4.    

Wethersfield, CT. – March 28, 1948

Wethersfield, Connecticut – March 28, 1948


P-51 Mustang
U.S. Air Force Photo

     On March 27, 1948, Army Lieutenant Joseph F. McMillan, (28), of Derry, New Hampshire, took off in a P-51 Mustang aircraft from Grenier Field in Manchester, New Hampshire, bound for Mitchell Field, on Long Island, N. Y.   He arrived safely at Mitchell Field, and later took off for a return trip to Manchester.  At 1:05 a.m. on March 8, while in route back to Manchester, he was killed when his plane crashed in a swampy wooded area near the sixth hole at the Wethersfield Country Club Golf Course. 

     The cause of the accident is unknown. 

     Source: The Nashua Telegraph, “Derry Flier Dies In Conn. Plane Crash”, March 29, 1948, page 1.


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