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DaveTrojan

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A Navy Beechcraft JRB-4 Expeditor BuNo 90550 went down in the Eastern Sierra's Feburary 3, 1949.

Pilot Cdr. A. Minvielle, co-pilot Lt. Charles Matus, and five Civil Service scientists; Dr. J.K.L. McDonald, Dr. John McKinley, Mr. Myron G. Kellogg, Mr. Rodney Morrin, and Mr. Joseph Vargus lost their lives when the JRB-4 Expeditor crashed in the Eastern Sierras enroute to NAS Alameda. The wreckage was not found until after the snow melted on April 21, 1949.

This crash was the worst in terms of lives lost in the history of China Lake NAWS.

photos and facebook post by Lewis Schorb Oct 2019

https://m.facebook.com/#!/groups/293701250991601?view=permalink&id=955084064853313

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Dave, 

That link to the photos didn't work. I think the Lewis removed all his aircraft photos from his web site a few of years ago. I visited that site eleven years ago, here's the link to my photos. 

https://joeidoni.smugmug.com/Aircraft-Crash-Sites/Owens-Peak-JRB-4-Expeditor/


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Great site, lots of wreckage
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