A 1942 Incident that makes the Roswell story believable?
Benjamin Letzler, writing to the Editor(s) of The London Review of Books [January 9th 2014 issue, Page 4] recounts a story about the death of actress Carole Lombard (born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where our media office is located).
Ms. Lombard (who was married to movie icon Clark Gable) died in a plane crash on January 16, 1942, the plane she was in shot down by Nazis over the Potosi Mountains in Nevada.
Orson Welles claimed that Lombard’s plane was machine-gunned as it climbed over the mountains. “The plane [contained 22, including 15 army servicemen and] was full of big-time American physicists, [and was] shot down by the Nazis. [Ms. Lombard] was one of the only civilians on the plane. The plane was filled with bullet holes … No one wanted to admit that we had people in the middle of America who could shoot down a plane for the Nazis.”
The information above is virtually unknown, or little known.
That a group sympathetic to the Nazis were able to pull off such a dastardly stunt and the story about it kept under wraps until recently tells us that secrets can be held for over 70 years and still be murky when disclosed.
Roswell’s secrets remain to be fully vetted, and the slide photos scheduled to appear this Spring will only provide one small addendum to what really happened near Roswell in July 1947.