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Lt. Vincent H. Core Memorial Site

 
 
Lt. Vincent H. Core Memorial Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, November 17, 2015
1. Lt. Vincent H. Core Memorial Site Marker
Inscription. Site of U.S. Army Air Corps P47 Thunderbolt plane crash in which the pilot Second Lieutenant Vincent Hugh Core died on April 11, 1945
 
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. Touch 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 (was 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmington.
 
More about this marker. The 278 acre Memorial Forest was established in
A second nearby marker. image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, November 17, 2015
2. A second nearby marker.
In memory of Vincent H Core
2nd Lt US Army Air Forces, World War II
Nov 20, 1924 - Apr 11, 1945
P47 Fighter Pilot
1926 to remember those who lost their lives during World War I.† Land was donated to the Town by many surrounding residents.† It is open for hiking from dawn to dusk.
 
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
 
Lt. Vincent H. Core Memorial Site image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, November 17, 2015
3. Lt. Vincent H. Core Memorial Site
A model of the P-47 Thunderbolt Plane is found above the crash site. image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, November 17, 2015
4. A model of the P-47 Thunderbolt Plane is found above the crash site.
Lt. Vincent H. Core Memorial trailhead parking. image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, April 9, 2015
5. Lt. Vincent H. Core Memorial trailhead parking.
The trail starts opposite 120 Red Oak Hill Road. Follow the white metal signs for 0.4 miles to the Memorial Site.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2015, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 29, 2015, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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