Chattanooga History 1941 Plane Crash
June 13, 1941
Ron Tuley

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Douglas A-20 Havoc Crash

Narrative: The sole surviving member of the crew, Pvt Joseph Buturia reported that when circling the Chattanooga airport to land he looked out to see the left engine shooting flames. The engine sputtered and stopped shortly followed by the propeller. After circling several more times the plane crashed into the middle of a field bouncing three times and then ending nose down. Eventually the private was pulled to safety from an outside source as the rest of the wreckage went up in flames.

Source: Memorial to Lieut Henry Parrott Bacot
The pilot succumbed to injuries 2 days later.
USAAF - Official U.S. Air Force
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Lieut Henry Parrott Bacot
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