Bradley Field, Windsor Locks, Connecticut – April 4, 1942
On April 4, 1942, 2nd Lt. Robert E. Gibson was landing at Bradley Field in a P-40E (Ser. No. 40-425) when a strong crosswind suddenly pushed the aircraft off the runway and into an obstruction wrecking the plane. Fortunately Lt. Gibson only received minor injuries.
Lt. Gibson received his pilot’s rating March 9, 1942. He was assigned to the 66th Pursuit Squadron.
Source: Army Air Corps Technical Report Of Aircraft Accident #42-4-4-2