Personnel: Robert Maricich
Agency/Organization: Northwest Airlines Manager/Pilot at Missoula MT, assisting with forestry (now Forest Service) firefighting efforts
Position: pilot, aerial firefighter
Summary: Pilot Robert Maricich was killed aiding forest fire fighters when his plane crashed on August 15, 1940. He and Dell Clabaugh were flying provisions to remote wilderness-isolated forest firefighters on the western side of the Bitterroot Mountains on the Idaho-Montana border. The plane was caught in a down-draft over a rock-rimmed mountain lake and landed in two feet of water. Clabaugh survived, but Maricich did not.
Location of Travel Air 6000b Crash, July 15th, 1940.
- Robert Maricich, Pilot is killed aiding forest fire fighters
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