15 years ago
Carole Lombard died on the slopes of Mount Potosi, just west of Las Vegas, on Jan. 16, 1942 when the plane she was traveling in, a Douglas DC-3, collided with the top of Mount Potosi. It had failed to clear it by less than 60 feet.
Attempts to retrieve the bodies of those killed was hampered by the isolation of the crash site, and the devastation of the scene. Lombard and her party, had been in the front of the plane, which had sustained the most damage in the crash. Many of the
bodies, including that of Lombard, had been decapitated and all had been badly burned in the ensuing fire, making identication difficult. Lombard's body was identified by some blonde hair that had survived the fire, and a piece of broken jewelry that had been given to her by Clark Gable. After two days, the bodies of Lombard, her mother, and Otto Winkler, were retrieved and Gable accompanied them back to Los Angeles.
6 years ago
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carole lombard crash?
is there any website that has details of what was found at the crash site, was all of carole recovered, what condition was her body in?