1 Mile So. of Grenier Field, NH – June 20, 1942

1 Mile South Of Grenier Field, New Hampshire – June 20, 1942



P-39 Aircobra - U.S. Air Force Photo

P-39 Aircobra – U.S. Air Force Photo

     On June 20, 1942, 2nd Lt. Clevio R. Rogo, 25, took off from Grenier Field in Manchester, New Hampshire for a scheduled two hour training flight in a P-39D-1 aircraft, (Ser. No. 41-28317).  Twenty minutes later he was returning to the field due to what was later assumed by investigators to be engine trouble.  In the official accident investigation report it was stated, “No contact was made with the tower and it is the concensus of the committee that engine trouble may have been experienced which did not enable the pilot to maintain sufficient flying speed on his turn into the field to avoid going out of control.”   Lt. Rogo was killed when his plane crashed and burned about one mile south of the airfield.

     Lt. Rogo obtained his pilot’s rating on December 12, 1941.  He was assigned to the 5th Fighter Squadron stationed at Grenier Field in Manchester.

     Source: U.S. Air Corps Technical Report Of Aircraft Accident, #42-6-20-6

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