Willington, CT – March 22, 1947

Willington, CT – March 23, 1947

     On March 22, 1947, a small rented aircraft bound for Worcester, Massachusetts, crashed in the woods near Tolland Road in Willington, Connecticut.  Both persons aboard, Leslie J. Halen Jr. 21, and Beverly Holmes, 18, were killed in the accident.  Area residents reported seeing the plane circle a large clearing in the woods before the engine stopped.     

Source: New York Times,”2 Die In Plane Crash”, March 23, 1947

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