January 17, 1942

Carole Lombard in Plane Crash
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Hollywood screen star Carole Lombard and twenty-one others—including twelve Army pilots and three other Army airmen—are feared to be dead after it appears the plane they were in crashed near Las Vegas, Nevada, last night. Transcontinental and Western Air (TWA) reported the Douglas Sky Club aircraft was en route to Los Angeles from New York. Miss Lombard, 32, was returning from Indianapolis, Ind., with her mother and a publicity man from Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer Studio. She was there for an event to promote the sales of United States Treasury defense bonds. Miss Lombard is the wife of fellow screen star Clark Gable, who was waiting for her at the Lockheed air terminal in Burbank, Calif. On learning of the presumed crash, Gable chartered an airplane to Las Vegas to join in the search.

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