Fireball: Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3

Fireball: Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3


This fresh look at Hollywood's "Queen of Screwball," Carole Lombard, provides a first-ever exam of the occasions that ended in the stunning flight mishap that took her lifestyles at the aspect of a Nevada mountain in 1942. It additionally presents a daily account of the struggles of Lombard's husband, Clark Gable, and different relatives, buddies, and lovers to deal with the tragedy. In impact, having simply accomplished the 1st sale of conflict bonds and stamps within the country following its access into global struggle II, Lombard grew to become the 1st Hollywood begin to sacrifice her lifestyles within the conflict. The struggle division provided Gable a funeral carrier with complete army honors, yet he refused it, realizing that his spouse wouldn't approve of such spectacle. in response to broad study instead of gossip, this investigation further explores the lives of the 21 others at the airplane, together with 15 participants of the U.S. military Air Corps, and addresses the most enduring mysteries of worldwide struggle II. On a transparent evening filled with stars, with TWA's so much skilled pilot on the controls of a 10-month-old plane below the ability of 2 totally functioning engines, why did the flight crash into that Nevada mountainside? This gripping page-turner provides the tale of the folks at the airplane, the chums and households left in the back of, and the heroic first responders who struggled up a mountain hoping to accomplish a miracle rescue. it's a tale of achievement, bravery, sacrifice, and loss.

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