City Hosts Memorial Plaque Dedication this Monday, June 27 at 5:30pm
posted on 06/23/2016.
“In Memory of Those Lost” -- City Hosts Memorial Plaque Dedication in Memory of the June 27, 1943 P-38 Plane Crash
On June 27, 1943, a P-38 fighter plane on a training mission from March Air Force Base crashed on the beach, killing four children and injuring dozens of others.
Exactly 73 years to the day, this Monday, June 27 at 5:30pm at the “Huntington by the Sea” Clubhouse (21851 Newland Street), a new plaque will be unveiled as the City pays tribute both the Silva and Borrego families, who lost their children that fateful summer afternoon when, during World War II, people were simply trying to enjoy the peace and comfort of a day at the beach.
We also honor the first responders; the Huntington Beach Lifeguards that witnessed the crash from the pier and within moments arrived on site, tending to the wounded