Farmington in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Lt. Vincent H. Core Memorial Site
Location. 41° 43.683′ N, 72° 52.317′ W. Marker is in Farmington, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker can be reached from Red Oak Hill Road. Click for map. The site is located in the Farmington Memorial Forest. Trailhead parking is opposite 120 Red Oak Hill Road in Farmington. Follow the white metal signs for 0.4 miles on a level trail to the Memorial Site. Marker is in this post office area: Farmington CT 06032, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Farmington Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Farmington (approx. 1.4 miles away); Yodkins-Morin Memorial Park (approx. 1.9 miles away); Pitkin's Basin (approx. 2 miles away but has been reported missing); Rochambeau Route 1781-82 (approx. 2.1 miles away); American Board of Commissioners For Foreign Missions (approx. 2.1 miles away); "American Board" (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Farmington (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Farmington.
More about this marker. The 278 acre Memorial Forest was established in 1926 to remember
Regarding Lt. Vincent H. Core Memorial Site. On April 11, 1945, 2nd Lt. Vincent H. Core died in a training run, crashing his P47 Thunderbolt plane into the Farmington Memorial Forest, and avoiding major population centers in Bristol. The Memorial is dedicated to his focused decision before his plane crashed. In the 1970ís a Bristol Boy Scout Troop created the Lt Vincent H. Core Memorial in the Forest as part of an Eagle Scout Project. In recent years Farmington Boy Scout Troop 68 has maintained the Memorial and trail system in the Forest.
Also see . . .
1. Click here for a trail map. (Submitted on December 29, 2015, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
2. P-47 Thunderbolt. (Submitted on December 29, 2015, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
Categories. • War, World II •
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