Potosi Mountain, NV Carole Lombard, 21 More Dead In Airline Crash, Jan 1942

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Passenger List.
The complete passenger list as announced by United States Army authorites and TWA:
Capt. WAYNE WILLIAMS, 41, pilot, Los Angeles and Nyack, N. Y.
MORGAN A. GILLETTE, 25, co-pilot, Los Angeles.
ALICE GETZ, 21, hostess, Kewanee, Ill., and Los Angeles.
CAROLE LOMBARD, 32, Hollywood.
OTTO WINKLER, Hollywood, M-G-M publicity representative.
MRS. LOIS HAMILTON, Lincoln Park, Mich.
Second Lieut. JAMES C. BARHAM, Waco, Texas.
Second Lieut. STEWART L. SWENSON, Long Beach, Cal.
First Lieut. ROBERT E. CROUCH, Mount Washington, Ky.
Second Lieut. CHARLES D. NELSON, St. Cloud, Minn.
Brothers Killed:
First Lieut. HAL BROWNE, JR., San Antonio, Tex.
Second Lieut. KENNETH P. DONAHUE, Stoughton, Mass.
Second Lieut. FREDERICK J. DITTMAN, Oakland, Cal.
Staff Sergeant EDGAR A. NYGREN and Sergeant ROBERT F. NYGREN, brothers, Dunbar, Pa.
Staff Sergeant DAVID C. TILGHMAN, Snow Hill, Md.
Sergeant FREDERICK P. COOK, Reidsville, N. C.
Private First Class MARTIN W. TELLKAMP, Lamoille, Ill.
Corporal MILTON B. AFFRIME, Philadelphia.
Sergeant ALBERT M. BELEJCHAK, Braddock, Pa.
Thirteen Army Men Known Here.
Thirteen of the Army officers and men on the TWA Skyliner which crashed Friday night in Nevada were members of the first graduating class of the Jack Frye School here, then known as the Eagle Nest Flight Center, it became known Saturday.
Six officers who were graduates of the school here were First Lieuts. ROBERT E. CROUCH and HAL BROWNE, JR., and Second Lieuts. JAMES C. BARHAM, STUART L. SWENSON, K. P. DONAHUE and CHARLES D. NELSON.
Enlisted men known to have graduated here were Staff Sgts. DAVID C. TILGHMAN and ALBERT M. BELEJCHAK, Sgts. EDGAR A. NYGREN and ROBERT NYGREN, Corp. MILTON B. AFRIME and Privates NICHOLAS VARSAMINE and MARTIN W. TILLKAMP.
WAYNE WILLIAMS, pilot, had flown through Albuquerque frequently during 11 years of service with TWA. Co-pilot MORGAN A. GILETTE and Hostess ALICE GETZ also stayed in Albuquerque between runs.

Albuquerque Journal New Mexico 1942-01-18
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Lieut. Hal Browne Jr.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Jan. 17 (AP)—Lieut. Hal Browne Jr., one of the passengers aboard the ill-fated T. W. A. luxury liner, was the son of a local attorney. He was recently stationed at Brooks Field. Graduating from high school in 1935, he entered St. Mary’s University and later went to University of Texas. His primary training was received at Santa Maria, Calif., in 1939, after which he was graduated from Randolph and Kelly Fields here in 1940. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Patti Nolan Browne, a former San Antonian, and an 8 month old son, Hal Browne III, both of Long Beach, Calif.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 18 Jan 1942