r Letter From Eastie: Fighter pilot honored.
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Letter From Eastie

News and other items from East Boston, Massachusetts.

Saturday, September 25, 2004

Fighter pilot honored.

I've been around East Boston my whole life and I've never heard this story. In 1954, a fighter pilot named Lt. James Conway was taking off from Logan Airport on a mission to intercept an unknown plane off the coast of Maine. Shortly after take-off, he lost control of the jet. Rather than eject and save himself and letting his plane crash into the local neighborhood, Lt. Conway crashed his F-94 fighter jet in an open area on Bayswater Street. The city of East Boston is erecting a bronze plaque in his honor.


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