Woonsocket, R. I. – April 27, 1955

Woonsocket, Rhode Island – April 27, 1955

     On the evening of April 27, 1955, a fire broke out in the airplane hangar of the Woonsocket Airport.  One aircraft belonging to George Carter of Wrentham, Massachusetts, a lieutenant in the Woonsocket Civil Air Patrol Squadron, was destroyed by the flames. 

      Two members of the Civil Air Patrol managed to save two other aircraft by rolling them out of an adjoining hangar. 

     Firemen were hampered in their efforts to bring the blaze under control due to a lack of city water lines in that area.  Investigators discovered that the fire was deliberately set and two 15-year-old youths were arrested for the crime.     


     The Woonsocket Call, “Plane Lost In Airport Blaze, Boy Seized, Vandalism Cited”, April 28, 1955

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