The 1863 Lake Map. Lot 3. Source: Note Centerline Road is marked "Proposed Road"

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Plane crash in Johnny Eddie's field

     Wilbert Jeffery recalls he and his brother Stirling going out to see the plane crash at Johnny Eddie Mountains on the Centerline Road - it was during wartime ( WWII 1939-1945 ) in late spring or fall, some 70 years ago.  The plane crash landed in Johnny Eddie's big field.  It was a training plane that ran out of fuel - Blanche (Mountain) Bowness recalls the plane model being a "Wellington".  Wilbert said it had two engines.  He said there were alot of people out to see what happened.
     There were two RCAF training stations in Western Prince Edward Island during WWII- one at Mount Pleasant and the other near Tignish.
     Here's an image of a Wellington aircraft...
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     Bob Gordon recalls the incident well - he was a young boy.  He said the plane hit a block of sheep huddled together in the field as the plane approached - all the sheep were killed.  Bob also remembers the pilot letting them sit in the plane.

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