Carole Lombard – Killed in an Air Crash on 16 January 1942

Posted on January 16th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

Tragically, the beautiful and talented Hollywood actress, Carole Lombard, died in an airplane crash in Nevada, on 16 January 1942.

In addition to starring in some terrific screwball comedies, she was the soulmate of Clark Gable – who was utterly devastated by her tragic death.

Quem di diligunt, adolescens moritur.

newspaper story about the death of carole lombard

Evening Telegraph – Saturday 17 January 1942

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