Veterans erect sign to mark WWII Hellcat fighter plane collision site in Preston

New London

PRESTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Local Veterans make a trek into the woods on Tuesday, October 1, to honor one of their own.

The members of the Norwich Area Veterans Council erected a sign to mark the crash site of a World War II Hellcat fighter plane in Preston.

In October of 1944, the planes collided mid-air during a training exercise.

A 75th Anniversary commemoration of the 1944 collision will be held Saturday, October 19th at the Preston Library.

==

Free download: Access Connecticut breaking news, weather, stream newscasts live and more on-the-go with News 8 alerts directly to your phone.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Mayflower II restoration nearing completion in Mystic as historic voyage approaches

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "Mayflower II restoration nearing completion in Mystic as historic voyage approaches"

Dog killed in Franklin home fire

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "Dog killed in Franklin home fire"

Long-time lawmaker, State Representative Linda Orange passes away

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "Long-time lawmaker, State Representative Linda Orange passes away"

Norwich woman continues to pursue lawsuit against Harvard for photos of ancestors

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "Norwich woman continues to  pursue lawsuit against Harvard for photos of ancestors"

Norwich Free Academy reschedules Thanksgiving Day football game due to safety concerns

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "Norwich Free Academy reschedules Thanksgiving Day football game due to safety concerns"

Mystic Aquarium conducting research to help wild Beluga Whale population

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "Mystic Aquarium conducting research to help wild Beluga Whale population"
More New London

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss