Grumman F6F-5N Hellcat Crash

Grumman F6F-5N Hellcat Crash (HM261A)

Location: Charlestown, RI 02813 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 22.342', W 71° 39.873'

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U.S. Navy
Charlestown, R.I.

On Friday, March 2, 1945 at 2215 hours, Grumman F6F-5N Hellcat Buno
71418 crashed shortly after takeoff from runway 22, where it exploded and burned on the ice-covered waters 500 Ft off shore.
LTJG Kenneth Bruce McQuady, USN, was 21 years of age at the tme of his accident and was killed on impact.
This Hamilton-Standard hydromatic propeller is from McQuady's aircraft, which was recovered from Ninigret Pond in 2004.
It has been placed here as a memorial to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice while training at "Charlietown."
HM NumberHM261A
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, March 15th, 2018 at 7:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 277162 N 4583520
Decimal Degrees41.37236667, -71.66455000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 22.342', W 71° 39.873'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 22' 20.52" N, 71° 39' 52.38" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)401
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5 Park Ln, Charlestown RI 02813, US
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