Little Compton, R.I. – July 6, 1945

Little Compton, Rhode Island – July 6, 1945

     On July 6, 1945, navy Lieutenant Nelson Eugene Wiggins, 29, was killed when the SNJ-3 trainer aircraft he was piloting crashed in Little Compton.  No further details are available.     

     Lt. Wiggins’ body was brought to Quonset Point Naval Air Station in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, before being sent to Sulphur, Oklahoma, for burial.  He’s buried in Oaklawn Cemetery.   A photo of his grave is on, Memorial # 38305859.

Source: North Kingstown, Rhode Island, death records #45-62


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