Saugus, MA -October 21, 1915

Saugus, Massachusetts – October 21, 1915

     On October 21, 1915, Capt. Charles P. Redding of Melrose, Mass., and his mechanic, Phillip Bowman, of Malden, Mass., left Marblehead, Mass. in a Burgess biplane bound for Saugus Aviation Field. 

     The duo landed successfully, and later in the day took off again for a flight over Lynn, Massachusetts.  On their way back to Saugus Field, the plane crashed into a pool of water in the marshes of Saugus.   

     Charles Upham, a witness to the crash, made his way to the wrecked airplane and found both men still alive, however, they died within ten minutes.


     (Vermont) The Bare Daily Times, October 22, 1915, Page 3.

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