SBD-3 Bu# 06630
10 SEP 42
90 miles east of Tucson AZ

SBD-3 Bu# 06630 crashed near Apache Pass in the Chiricahua Mountains while on a ferry flight from San Diego California to Norfolk Virginia. Ensign James Flemming Eakins was killed instantly. The plane was not found until a rancher stumbled across the wreck 14 days later.

AAIR examining the wreckage.

AAIR team member Jim Fusco inspects one of the larger pieces.

Part of the debris trail.

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