Windsor Locks, CT – August 31, 1945

Winsor Locks, Connecticut – August 31, 1945

     On August 31, 1945, Ensign Richard Henry Di Sesa, 22, was killed when the plane he was piloting crashed in the water near the west bank of the Connecticut River in Winsor Locks. 

     The type of plane and details of the accident are unknown. 

     Di Sesa’s body was brought to the Quonset Point Naval Air Station in North Kingstown, Rhode Island before being sent to Brooklyn, New York, for burial. 

     Di Sesa died just three days after his 22nd birthday.

     For a photo of Ensign Di Sesa, go to:

     www.warmemorial.columbia.edu/richard-henry-di-sesa

     Source, North Kingstown, Rhode Island, death records #45-84

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