Hyannis Airport, MA – June 13, 1942
On June 13, 1942, an L-1 military observation aircraft, (Ser. No. 40-282), with two men aboard, lost power and crashed on takeoff from Hyannis Airport. The plane was wrecked, but the pilot, 2nd Lt. Benjamin H. Shiffrin, and his observer, Raymond D. Cawyer, escaped with minor injuries.
The aircraft was assigned to the 103rd Observation Squadron based at Hyannis.
Lt. Shiffrin received his pilot’s rating on August 15, 1941.
Source: U.S. Army Air Corps Technical Report Of Aircraft Accident #42-6-13-2