Saugus, CA Explorer Dies In Crash, Jan 1937

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PLANE CRASH WIDOW WON'T QUIT CAREER.

MRS. MARTIN JOHNSON TO PURSUE JUNGLE EXPLORATION, SHE DECLARES IN HOSPITAL.

Los Angeles, Jan. 15. -- (AP) -- MARTIN JOHNSON'S widow will carry on, alone, the movie explorations that earned them both renown.
Injured in the airliner crash Tuesday which cost her husband's life, MRS. OSA JOHNSON announced from a hospital bed.
"We must keep Martin's cameras. I intend to go on with his work alone, to make further films in Borneo and the South Seas."
But there will be no return, she said, to the station in Kenya Colony, Africa, where JOHNSON had planned new film adventures.
Despite a fractured leg in a cast, MRS. JOHNSON arranged to resume a lecture tour about March 1 in Cincinnati.
She was one of 11 survivors of the wreck of a Western Air Express transport in a snowstorm 15 miles north of its landing field here.
Grave concern was felt for A. L. LOOMIS of Omaha, unconscious since the accident, and for EARL E. SPENCER of Chicago, Co-Pilot CLIFFORD OWENS and R. T. ANDERSON of Buellton, Calif.
Pilot WILLIAM W. LEWIS was expected to give his first official statement today.
Along with MARTIN JOHNSON, killed in the crash was JAMES BRADEBON, of Cleveland, Ohio.
Also injured were:
ARTHUR ROBINSON, Rochester, N.Y.
HERBERT HULSE, Peru, Illinois.
T. TILINGHAST, Hartford, Conn.
MISS LETA JAMES, Los Angeles, Calif.
Stewardess ESTHER JO CONNOR, Glendale, Calif.

Oakland Tribune California 1937-01-15