Hinsdale, IL Plane Crash, Sept 1961

FULL LIST OF AIR VICTIMS

NEW YORK (AP) - Passengers believed aboard the Trans World Airlines Plane that crashed and burned today near Chicago: list compiled with the help of TWA and by checks in the home towns:
ALKEN, sailor who boarded at Boston bound for Las Vegas, Nev.
LINDA ANNIS, Suncook, N. H.
D. B. ACCARDI, boarded at New York bound for San Francisco, purchased tickets in Hollywood.
MRS. D. B. ACCARDI
B. BAROUGH, traveling on government transportation receipt issued in Santa Monica.
DAVID BROWN, purchased round-trip ticket in Tulare.
NANCY BERGSTROM, Suncook, N. H.
W. BEVINS, Rt. 1, Saltsburg, Pa.
MISS D. BRODISH, 1335 Hoflus Lane, Sharpsville, Pa.
J. BERTRAM, boarded at Pittsburgh for Los Angeles, bought ticket at Erie, Pa.
R. BERRIF, Manchester, England.
CAROL CHASE, 20, Suncook, N. H.
E. CHAMBERLAIN, 4206 Darlilngton Court, Palo Alto.
MRS. E. CHAMBERLAIN, Palo Alto.
GRANT CHAMBERLAIN, 4, Palo Alto.
EDWARD CHAMBERLAIN, 14, Palo Alto.
RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN, 9, Palo Alto.
JAMES CHAMBERLAIN, 2, Palo Alto.
MRS. AGNES DAZENOVICH, 29, Berwyn, Ill.
ROBERT GORDON, purchased ticket in Indianapolis.
MRS. FRANCIS GILLIAM, 2135 Everding St., Eureka, wife of L. NEIL GILLIAM.
DENTON GILLIAM, 14.
TOMMY GILLIAM, 7.
KAREN GILLIAM, 11.
LINDA JO GILLIAM, 4.
MISS L. GINSBERG, New York.
BETH HARNISH, purchased round-trip ticket in Tulare.
T. HUBLEY, Boston.
L. HULBERT, Boston.
T. L. JONES, purchased ticket in La Porte, Ind.
MARY JOHANSSEN, New York.
JOHN KILROY, 21, Chicago Ridge, Ill. Marine en route to base in California.
G. KRAFT, Pittsburgh.
MRS. G. KRAFT, Pittsburgh.
ALEXANDER KISS, New York.
N. KNETTY, New York.
MRS. H. LOCKHART, ticket issued at Parkersburg, W. Va.
MRS. J. LAUGHLIN, Boston.
E. LITTLE, 44, Academy Ave., Pittsburgh.
RAY M. McLAUGHLIN, Chicago.
CHARLES McALLISTER, purchased round trip ticket in Tulare.
J. A. MacKEENZIE, Boston.
R. MYERS, York, Pa.
JOHN MACOSKO, 55, Pittsburgh.
R. C. MALONEY, Canoga Park.
MRS. R. C. MALONEY, Canoga Park.
Infant MALONEY, Canoga Park.
MICHAEL MALONEY, Canoga Park.
MAUREEN MALONEY, Canoga Park.
RICHARD MALONEY, Canoga Park.
MARY MALONEY, Canoga Park.
MR. P. MALONEY, Santa Rosa.
MRS. P. MALONEY, Santa Rosa.
MISS P. MALONEY, their daughter.
MRS. ALVA ROYER, Sebastopal.
ELMER REMNANT, 3, of England.
SYLVIA REMNANT, 32, of England.
JOHN REMNANT, 10, of England.
REMNANT Infant.

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Comments

James Newlin

James Newlin, the flight engineer, was my uncle Jim. My mother and I were in the kitchen of our home in Maryland listening to the radio when the news came on. When we heard about the crash, my mother said, "that's Uncle Jim's plane", as she knew his route. We were devastated as he was tall, handsome, and a very good person who has been much missed ever since.

Saw a grave in local

Saw a grave in local churchyard dedicated to Remnant Family who died in an air crash in 1961, just googled them and came across this site, it is fascinating to read and so sad for all the victims and their families.

Correction

The pilot's name was James H. Sanders not James S. Sanders - my apologies.

Hinsdale, IL Plane Crash

Hi Janet,
I was very intrigued by your information above. I had never heard this before. I am interested because the captain of the plane that night, James S. Sanders, was the captain of my dad's B-17 during World War II. They were one of the original cadre of men to go to England to fly bombing missions. Captain Sanders flew 25 missions for the Rum Boogie crew (the name of the plane), and they never crashed or were shot down, which was almost unheard of. He was an amazing pilot. I have a page on my website (dedicated to the RB crew) for Captain Sanders. I have been in contact with relatives of his, but this is the first I knew of this. It is all so heartbreaking - I can imagine the guilt your father must have felt. Feel free to visit my website: www.ekmark.wix.com/rumboogie for more information.

Carol Walls and her infant son were passengers on this flight

I was 7 years old when my Grandmother came to our front door. She told us Carol Walls and her infant baby boy were killed on this doomed TWA flight. Carol was from Streator, IL... She was returning home to
Los Angeles, CA...
Ironically, Carrol was in our hometown for the funeral of our oldest Brother's infant child who died from SIDS. As one can imagine Labor-day was a very difficult for the Olesen family.
RIP: Carol Olesen Walls

Carol Walls and her infant son were passengers on this flight

I was 7 years old when my Grandmother came to our front door. She told us Carol Walls and her infant baby boy were killed on this doomed TWA flight. Carol was from Streator, IL... She was returning home to
Los Angeles, CA...
Ironically, Carrol was in our hometown for the funeral of our oldest Brother's infant child who died from SIDS. As one can imagine Labor-day was a very difficult for the Olesen family.
RIP: Carol Olesen Walls

Roger Berrif

I was born in Jan 62 after Roger died, and he was not aware he had a son. Would like to know more about him. Are you able to help?

You are correct Mr. Lincoln.

You are correct Mr. Lincoln. Thank you for clarifying the matter.

Chamberlain family

Ted Chamberlain and his wife Nancy were my parents' best friends. Ted and my father were both very successful architects working at my father's firm, Stedman & Williams, AIA, in Palo Alto, CA. I remember my parents' horror when they heard about this tragedy.
I remember they were a wonderful family. This crash was the first time I remember people talking about the need for families to split up when they travel by plane (notice how many others victims are families).

Marilyn Waldron

Robert Hemken Jr., I am Marilyn's cousin. Her mother & my father were siblings. I was 22 when she was killed. I remember the day the Waldron's all left New York State for their cross country trek to live in California. You are Elaine's son correct?