The Daily Press(Newport News) tells of the day in the Second World War when two fighters crashed over New Kent.
“All of a sudden, I heard a screeching noise as one of the planes was going into a dive.”
A not particularly well know fact of the war against the Axis from the World War II Foundation . . .
"According to the AAF Statistical Digest, in less than four years (December 1941- August 1945), the US Army Air Forces lost 14,903 pilots, aircrew and assorted personnel plus 13,873 airplanes — inside the continental United States. They were the result of 52,651 aircraft accidents (6,039 involving fatalities) in 45 months."