1946 Willimantic, Connecticut, Air Show Ad.

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Windham, CT. – April 13, 1944

Windham, Connecticut – April 13, 1944


TBF-1 Avenger
U. S. Navy Photo

    On the morning of April 13, 1944, a navy TBF-1 Avenger, (Bu. No. 24124), landed short of the left side of the runway at the Windham Air Field.  The left wing dragged and the plane went off the runway where it went into some soft dirt and was thrown over onto its right wing.  The aircraft was damaged, but there were no injuries.


     U. S. Navy accident report #44-13163, dated April 13, 1944.   

Windham, CT. – May 2, 1966

Windham, Connecticut  – May 2, 1966

     On May 2, 1966, a Piper Cherokee with two men aboard left Brainard Field in Hartford bound for Windham Airport.  At 10:14 p.m., as the plane was approaching Windham, the pilot requested clearance for landing.  Two minutes later he declared that he had an emergency and attempted to land.  The Piper crashed just short of the runway while traveling between 50 to 60 mph.  The aircraft suffered considerable damage, and the men were transported to Windham Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.    


     New London Day, “Two Hurt In Plane Crash”, May 3, 1966

     New London Day, “Plane Crash Victims Said Satisfactory”, May 4, 1966

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