Londonderry, N. H. – August 24, 1945

Londonderry, New Hampshire – August 24, 1945


B-17G "Flying Fortress" U.S. Air Force Photo

B-17G “Flying Fortress”
U.S. Air Force Photo

     On August 24,1945, a U. S. Army B-17G “Flying Fortress” (44-83577) crashed on approach to Grenier Army Air Field in Manchester, New Hampshire.  The plane impacted a wooded area about three miles short of the runway. 

     The aircraft was making a nighttime instrument approach at the tie of the crash, and officials stated the plane “apparently was flying too low.”

     Three men aboard were killed, and two others were seriously injured. Their names were not published.    


     New York Times, “New Hampshire Air Crash Kills 3”, August 27, 1945

     Larry Webster, Aviation Historian and Archeologist


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