Liberty ship to have name of Carole Lombard (1-15-44)

The Free Lance-Star (January 15, 1944)

Liberty ship to have name of Carole Lombard

Hollywood, California (AP) –
A Liberty vessel will be launched at Los Angeles Harbor today bearing the name of Carole Lombard and dedicated to the same cause which the blonde actress was prosecuting to the limit of her ability when her life was smashed out in a Nevada airliner crash almost exactly two years ago.

Miss Lombard was the wife of actor Clark Gable, now an Army Air Forces captain presently in Hollywood editing films of bombing raids over Europe in which he participated. She was killed with 21 others when an airliner crashed into a rugged Nevada peak Jan. 16, 1942, as she was returning here from a nationwide bond-selling campaign.