The description reads: "Crashed on summit of Mt Constance in the Olympic Mountains. Pilot Edward H. Valorz." There are photos of some debris that is apparently located at the "SW end of N Tunnel Creek Canyon" on the SE slopes of Constance.
I was aware of the crash that occurred up there in 1975, but I'd never heard of this one. Does anyone have any additional information?
I have a book that describes this crash in detail and shows modern pictures of the crash site. One person I have discussed this crash with is Aviation Archeologist, Cye Laramie. Much of the wreckage is still up on Constance because it is a remote, steep, rocky slope that is covered by snow most of the year. I'll dig my book out if you are further interested in crash site details.
The crash of the B-18 Bolo happened September 1941. The plane was flying a night-time training mission with the intent to land back at it's home base, McChord. Somehow navigational instructions were mistaken and the plane over-shot the Tacoma/Seattle area, leading the crew of the B-18 into Mount Constance. A military search effort went into affect for several weeks after the crash. Finally, after some time a military search aircraft spotted the wreckage on Mt. Constance and reported it. Soon after the U.S. Forest Service got involved with reaching the crash site by foot, via nearby Quilcene.
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