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.