Forgotten Tales of Rhode Island Aviation

April 19, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Forgotten Tales of Rhode Island Aviation

Part of the Smith-Appleby Historic Lecture Series

     Have you ever heard about the abandoned balloon which in September of 1888 landed in Cumberland, R. I., with a note that read, “We have met death in the clouds.”  Or the “top secret” story related to a WWII fighter plane that vanished from formation on a routine training flight over Glocester?  Or how a chance meeting between two old friends led to two aviation catastrophes?  And how did an emergency landing at Smithfield’s first airport in 1932 play a vital role to the Allies in winning World War II?   

     On Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the Greenville Public Library, author and historian Jim Ignasher will present these and other tales related to Rhode Island’s aviation history.  A Powerpoint presentation will accompany the talk.

     The Greenville Public Library  is located at 573 Putnam Pike, in Smithfield. 


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