South Kingstown, R.I. – May 31, 1944

South Kingstown, Rhode Island – May 31, 1944

Worden’s Pond

     At 11:30 a.m. on May 31, 1944, Lt. Jg. Maxwell Michaux Corpening, Jr., 24, was killed when the U.S. Navy F6F Hellcat (#58317) he was piloting crashed in Worden’s Pond during a training flight.   

     A native of Marion, North Carolina, he’s buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Marion.  There is a photo of his grave on Findagrave.com, however, the marker states he was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.   

Sources:

North Kingstown, Rhode Island, death records.  (Many navy deaths during WWII were recorded in North Kingstown, (Not South Kingstown) because Quonset Point NAS was located in North Kingstown.)   

Findagrave.com #83356027

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