In 1951, the future film star went down off the California coast in a Navy Skyraider. The plane’s been missing since then–but that could soon change.
On September 30, 1951, a Navy AD-1 Skyraider on its way from Seattle to Sacramento lost its escorts in the fog off the coast of Northern California. Low on fuel, the pilot had to ditch. He and his passenger survived impact, but the swim back to shore, off Point Reyes, was rough and they barely made it