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Historian Talk: Military Aircraft Wrecks, Cape Cod (Falmouth)

June 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Did you realize that in New England there are so many aircraft wrecks, both military and civilian, that on average there is one every 35 miles of land? That is because historians like Jim Ignasher of New England Aviation History and Larry Webster in Rhode Island have identified close to 2,000 air accidents, from losing a wheel to total destruction or missing in the oceans. In Massachusetts there are at least 375 military and 301 civilian airplane mishaps, with over 150 occurring on Cape Cod or surrounding seas and islands. Falmouth alone has five, Mashpee 2 (one of them recently found by the speaker), and over 40 in Otis Air Force Base or Camp Edwards.
This talk will focus on trying to find evidence of the many air wrecks in and near Falmouth, and the need to learn, preserve and share the back-stories of the men and women who fell to earth while flying to keep us safe. Last year Eric spent many months finding a dozen and documenting nearly 200 other WWII aircraft in Bahamas. Now he shares his focus on women pilots, Cold War warriors, and lone fighter pilots who ditched in the cold Atlantic, or into ponds and marshes and road near us.
$20 Non-Member/$10 Members, or donation based ticket. Light Refreshments Served. Please Register Here.


June 25
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Falmouth Museums on the Green
65 Palmer Ave
Falmouth, MA United States

Event calendar courtesy of See Plymouth.