Lewiston Sun Journal. A year later, Russell received permission to visit his wife and 3-month-old daughter in South Portland as part of a long-range training mission.
The airport officially closed at because of the fog. Russell's family and friends gathered at the Portland airport to await his arrival in sourh heavy fog. Archived from the original on 10 December See details. Archived from the original on 19 July Douglas A Invader. Seventeen trailer-park residents died, and twenty more were injured.
Hidden : Coordinates on Wikidata. Waiting for a radio response from Russell, airport observers saw flames and heard crash noises from the direction in which the plane had disappeared. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes file.
The Forecaster. The airport instructed Russell to climb to feet, and the plane disappeared into the fog. The granite for the Long Creek memorial came from a quarry in Wells, Mainethe same quarry that supplied granite for the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington Online sex chats rotterdam Cemetery. It occurred in the historic Brick Hill neighborhood of South Portland.
The aircraft struck the ground and cartwheeled through a government-operated trailer park housing families of shipyard workers at the New England Shipbuilding Corporation.
Phillip "Phee" Russell had played basketball, baseball, and football at South Portland High School before graduating in to attend the University of Maine. Portland-Westbrook Municipal Airport. A similar A Invader. United States Army Air Forces. Barksdale Field. Views Read Edit View history. Sixteen trailers were twxting by fire and a dozen more damaged by pieces of the disintegrating airplane.
Retrieved 21 July The bodies of Russell and his navigator, Staff Sergeant Wallace Mifflin, were found in the trailer-park wreckage. Wikimedia Commons.
Russell married his high fridnds classmate and sweetheart in June, Archived from the original on 20 July Through coincidence, both crashes occurred on the same day. South Portland, Maine. You can adjust your cookie choices in those tools at any time. Download as PDF Espanglish chat version. Namespaces Article Talk.
Tess Nacelewicz. Add links. Retrieved 12 July This information is shared with social media, sponsorship, analytics, and other vendors sojth service providers. Retrieved Six minutes later, his family reportedly heard Russell's voice requesting landing instructions on the airport radio, and saw his AB-5 Invader appear briefly out of the fog at an estimated altitude of feet.