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Smithfield in Providence County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
 

On This Location 5 August 1943 Three Servicemen Perished

 

—Aircraft Accident Memorial —

 
On This Location 5 August 1943 Three Servicemen Perished Marker image. Click for full size.
By Suzanne Stephenson, March 11, 2014
1. On This Location 5 August 1943 Three Servicemen Perished Marker
Inscription.
On This Location 5 August 1943
Three Servicemen Perished in an Aircraft Accident
2LT Otis R. Portwig - Richmond VA
TSGT Herbert D. Booth - Rahway NJ
2LT Saul Winsten - Pawtucket RI

 
Location. 41° 53.533′ N, 71° 31.742′ W. Marker is in Smithfield, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker can be reached from Farnum Pike. Touch for map. This marker is at the end of a foot trail in the Wolf Hill Forest Preserve in Smithfield, RI. Marker is in this post office area: Smithfield RI 02917, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woonasquatucket River (approx. 6.9 miles away); Monastery Bell (approx. 7.1 miles away); Nine Men’s Misery (approx. 7.1 miles away); Rhode Island State House (approx. 7.2 miles away); The Site of Hardscrabble Riot 1824 (approx. 7.4 miles away); Snow Town Riot 1831 (approx. 7.4 miles away); Witness to History (approx. 7.4 miles away); The Century to Statehood (approx. 7.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. End of the yellow trail
 
Categories. Air & SpaceDisastersWar, World II
 
On This Location 5 August 1943 Three Servicemen Perished Marker image. Click for full size.
By Suzanne Stephenson, March 11, 2014
2. On This Location 5 August 1943 Three Servicemen Perished Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2014, by Suzanne Stephenson of North Stonington, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 356 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on April 16, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 30, 2014, by Suzanne Stephenson of North Stonington, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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