Atlantic Ocean – November 6, 1944

Atlantic Ocean – November 6, 1944

12 miles east of Cape Cod 

     On November 6, 1944, a U.S. Navy blimp from the South Weymouth Air Base was on patrol over the Atlantic Ocean when the crew reported very poor weather conditions.  The craft was ordered back to base and crashed en-route. 

    The blimp carried ten men, eight of which were rescued.  The body of one man was recovered, the other was missing and presumed dead.  

Source; New York Times, “2 Lost With Navy Blimp”, November 8, 1944


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