Item 105124 - First plane landing, Westport Island, 1948
- Item 105124 - First plane landing, Westport Island, 1948
- Contributed by Westport Island History Committee
- Item 105124
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It was reason for excitement when Billy Post landed his Piper Cub–the first plane landing ever–on Westport Island. Pictured (l-r) are William "Billy Post", the pilot; Verlie Greenleaf; and her granddaughter, Asenath "Senie" Greenleaf.Show Details
Billy Post had worked for Verlie's late husband, Fred Greenleaf, on the family farm. Post landed his plane on Mosier's field (formerly the Rial Colby farm) adjacent to the Main Road. He stayed the night with Mr. and Mrs. Walter Greenleaf and left early the next morning after doing some stunt flying for the gathered townspeople.