Publication name: Fort Pierce News Tribune
Location: Fort Pierce, Florida
Pages available: 131,766
Years available: 1952 - 1988Learn more about this publication
Fort Pierce News-Tribune (Newspaper) - January 2, 1952, Fort Pierce, Florida
THE MCW5.TR1BUNC OBJECTIVES FORT PIERCE NEWS-TRIBUNE im Hmmrt Imdimm LOCAL BATA Max Rain Bar. FOtTY-NINTH YEAR. No. 1 All 21 Aboard Air fete C-47 Tranpwl Dead AiraMNt and Cowboys Straggle Up Mountain To Reach Scene MOENIX, Ariz, and R boys struggled up the icy face FOKT PIERCE, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2; 1952 ASSOCIATED PRESS AP FEATURE SERVICE SINGLE COPY: f CENTS Reds Reject Latest ROW Release Plan WINTER WONDERLAND A thick SDOW' covers ttus cabin in the higjj Sierra -Mouniains California- A violent snow rugged central Arizona moun- tain today reach the bodies of X military personnel killed in the crash of me Air Force C-47 traas- Mounted horses. tbe advance periy of an evacuauofi team fol- Jowed a Hint cattle trail leading in the place where the big plane riamroed into Artner .Mouptain. 65 mites northeast at Phoenix, and iwrned. Guiding fee group was Arnold Johceofi, 96-year old cattle ranch foreman, who Tuesday went to the crash teane and found all of the plane passengers, secluding 19 West Point cadets, dead. When the vanguard set out shori- If after daybreak, they figured the _ temperature at the top of the closed Wgbways." T.OOO-foot mountain was 5 below f--------- ---------_I_______ zero. The plane hit about 150 feet: below the erest at tbe foot of a rocky bluff. 1 The wreckage of the plane that! vanished in a storm Sunday was sighted Tuesday afternoon by j aerial Marchers. j Johnson's wife. Edna, saw shattered remains of the C-47; through field glasses and informed j her husband. Johnson rode imme-f dsaiely ap fbe mountain to give xid to any Mirvivors, but found only; Johnson said he couldn't tell how j many bodies there were, but there was nothing to show that were any survivors. "Tbe plane was in small Johnson reported at the ground i p. "I didn't railroads aed stranded skiiers. This scene is on the California side of California-Xevada line, about feet above sea level, 170 miles east of San Francisco ing the week-end in the area.