On 7/2/44, B-24J #42-50780 crashed north of Boron, killing the crew of nine. The bomber had taken off from Muroc Army Air Base on a bombing mission. After successfully completing the mission, the B-24 left the bombing range and while descending through the 10,000 foot level, went out of control, entered a steep spin and began coming apart in the air. The crew was unable to escape. Investigators could not determine the cause of the accident.