The Terrifying, Deadly Plane Crash In Rhode Island That Will Never Be Forgotten

Life in Rhode Island is peaceful and quiet overall, which is just the way we like it. And while we aren’t immune to tragedy in the Ocean State, it’s rare that you hear about something as awful as a deadly plane crash. But during World War II, news broke of a young pilot who had met his fate after an Army P-47B fighter aircraft caught fire. A second pilot barely escaped death in the tragedy. And even though the better part of a century has passed since, the crash will never be forgotten.

Had you heard of this tragic plane crash before today? Here’s another glimpse of life in Rhode Island during World War II.