Boston Harbor – December 19, 1928
On December 19, 1928, a U.S. Army O2C biplane, (#627) took off from Boston Airport for a training flight. At some point the aircraft nose-dived into the harbor from an altitude of 500 feet – the cause was not stated. Fortunately it stayed afloat long enough for both men aboard to be rescued.
The pilot was Joseph A. Wilson. The identity of the second crewman is unknown.
The Milwaukee Sentinel, “Army Plane Dives 500 Feet Into Boston Bay”, December 26, 1928
Larry Webster, Aviation Historian, R.I.