On August 5, 1943, Sgt. Herbert D. Booth, of Rahway perished in the line of duty while on a routine flight from Westover Field to Otis Field in Massachusetts. The flight path brought Booth and two other servicemen over Rhode Island where their aircraft lost an engine and crashed. Sergeant Booth was one of nine children, five of whom also served in World War II. The dedication of the Wolf Hill monument in Deerfield Park in Smithfield, R.I. took place Oct. 18, 2009.