Plymouth, MA – March 8, 1950

Plymouth, Massachusetts – March 8, 1950 

     On March 8, 1950, 2nd Lt. William Guinther of the 58th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron was piloting an F-84 Thunderjet at 20,000 feet over Cape Cod when the aircraft suddenly lost all power and began to fall.  He aimed the craft towards Cape Cod Bay and bailed out at 9,000 feet, but the plane circled back and crashed into a wooded section of Cedarville, a village in the town of Plymouth. 

     There were no injures to Lt. Guinther, or to those on the ground.


Falmouth Enterprise, “Pilot Escapes As Fighter Crashes” March 10, 1950

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