Riverside, CA (near) Army Bomber Missing, Dec 1941


Riverside, Cal., Jan. 1 (AP) -- Search was pressed by air and ground parties Thursday for a B-26 two-motored Army bomber which dissappeared last Tuesday evening from a flight of nine bombing planes approaching March Field in the vicinity of Cajon Pass.
The Army listed the following nine men as passengers on the missing plane:
Second Lieut. FRANK A KOBAL, Queens Village, New York.
Second Lieut. JOSEPH B. MALONEY, Waterbury, Conn.
Technical Sergeant WALDO C. JENSEN, Langley Field, Va.
Sergeant ROGER F. ORGAN, R.F.D. No. 1, Springfield, Ohio.
Private First Class WILLIAM R. CHINN, Ironton, Pa.
Private First Class VERNON H. ENGLEBRECHT, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Private First Class GEORGE C. MAY, R.F.D. No. 1, Foxworth, Miss.
Private ROBERT N. ENYEART, Columbus, Ohio.
Private JACK C. SHIRLEY, Lavonia, Ga.
An announcement from March Field said the nine bombers, flying in V's of three each, went into an overcast about 8500 feet above Cajon Pass about dusk, and spread out when they entered the clouds.
They were flying in the overcast from two to five minutes, and when they emerged into clear weather, one of the nine was missing, it added, and "is presumed to be lost in the vicinity of Cajon Pass."
The Weather Bureau said flying weather in the vicinity of the pass has been "very bad" for the past week, with much ice in the clouds.

Albuquerque Journal New Mexico 1942-01-02