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, however, the marker states he was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.   


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.) #83356027

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