The C-47B Dakota USAF #45-1124 crashed in snowstorm on 12/1/52 while on a flight from Offutt AFB at Omaha, Nebraska to March AFB near Riverside, California killing the 13 men on board. On 12/5/52, a Marine Corps Sikorsky HRS-2 helicopter crashed while trying to reach the crash site. The remains of it’s rotor blades are at the bottom of the canyon near Mine Shaft Flats. The C-47’s wreckage is scattered from the Sky High Trail at 10,400' all the way down the canyon. I have past by this crash site many times while doing hikes in the area. This time plan to spend the day checking it out.
The C-47 Dakota is the military's version of the DC-3.