Press Articles


Search to Begin Anew for Missing B-25 in Monongahela River


The B-25 Recovery Group Dives on the Monongahela River, 02 December 2000.
The B-25 Recovery Group Presents to the University Club, 25 June 2000.


Torsten, Ove. "Searchers say 'Ghost Bomber' can be Found." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 4 April 1999.
Lowry, Patricia. "Group Plans to Dive for Crashed WWII Bomber." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,  8 July 1999.
O'Neil, Brian. "Let's Find Pittsburgh's Missing Pieces." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 12 July 1999.


Hosek, Jim. "Fabled Bomber Crash Is Being Recalled." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 31 January 1997, B-1.
Rapone, Fred. "In Homestead: Crowds Gather for Fly Over." McKeesport Daily News, 1 February 1997, 4.
Hosek, Jim. "Taking a Dry Run on a Crash: Pilot Flies Low over Mon." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 5 February 1997, S-1.
Hayes, John. "The Bomber in the Mon--Legend: Forty Years after a B-25 Crashed into the Monongahela, the Story Keeps Getting Juicier." Pittsburgh City Paper, 31 January 1996, 4.
Temple, John. "Mystery of B-25 Bomber: Group Hopes to Put Wreckage in Its Sights." Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 31 January 1996, B1.
"[B-25] Mystery Inspires Movie." McKeesport Daily News, 31 January 1996, 4.
Butko, Brian. "Author Debunks Theories: Group Tracks B-25 Lost in Mon River." McKeesport Daily News, 28 January 1995, 1.
Vondas, Jerry. "Homestead: Team Prepares to Search Mon for Bomber: Government Records Indicate Plane Was Not Covertly Removed, According to Publisher." Greensburg Tribune-Review, 28 January 1995.
Batz, Bob, Jr. "Baywatch along the Mon: A Saturday Night at Sandbar Is Not What You'd Expect in West Homestead." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 14 July 1995, 2 (Lifestyle).
Smith, Matthew P. "Frank William Etzel Sr.: Master of Many Trades Who Saved B-25 Airman after Crash into Mon." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 24 October 1995, A14.
Roddy, Dennis B. "MIA: Where Is the B-25 That Ditched in the Monongahela River in 1956, and What Was on It? Another Searcher to Plumb Depths of B-25 Mystery." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1 February 1994, A1,A5.
Ross, Jack, Capt. "River People Don't Take the B-25 Mystery Seriously" [Letter], Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 20 February 1994, C2.
Tascarella, Patty. "Search for Missing B-25 Bomber Heats Up: Praetorian Gate Founder Lands an Early Supporter in Effort to Find Plane Downed in 1956." Pittsburgh Business Times, 16-22 May 1994, 1,31.
Davidson, Jim. "Twisted Tour of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 24 June 1990, 6 (Magazine).
O'Neill, Brian. "Lake Erie 'Sightings' Spawn 'Mon Monster' Contest." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 23 September 1990, B-1.
Fine, Steve. "An Enigma of 22 Years." Pittsburgher Magazine, 19 June 1985, 65-67.
Ohler, Samuel R. "B-25 Crashes in Mon," chap. in PittsburGraphics: Graphic Studies in Paragraphs and Pictures Pertaining to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh: S. R. Ohler, 1983.
Smith, Martin. "Is There a Solution to B-25 Mystery?" Pittsburgh Press, 2 February 1981, B1+.
McConnell, Dave. "15 Year Mystery: Phantom-Like B-25 Target of New Hunt." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1 February 1971.
O'Neil, Dennis. "The Mysterious Mon." Pennsylvania Angler, January 1969, 8+.
Love, Gilbert. "Plane Mystery." Pittsburgh Press, 12 January 1967.
Johnson, Vince. "Ditched Plane Still a River Secret after 9 Years: Engineer Offers New Theory on Bomber That Sank Here in '56." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 23 July 1965, 19.
"Pilot to Seek B-25 in Mon River: Two Drowned in It in Jan. 1956." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, [23] December 1965.
"Rivers Keep Secret of B-25 That Sank: Big Air Force Plane Went Down in Mon Six Years Ago and Hasn't Been Found." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 25 August 1962, 9.


"B-25 Crashes in River Here; Two Missing, Four Rescued." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1 February 1956, 1+.
"B-25 Down in River: 2 of Crew Missing, 4 Rescued." Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph, 1 February 1956, 1+.
"Second Crash for Survivor of Air Mishap: Master Sergeant aboard Craft as a Passenger." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1 February 1956, 1,5.
"Witnesses See Two Men Slip Off Plane in River: Motorists Spotted Floating Craft, Report 5 Persons Clung to Wreckage." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1 February 1956, 1,5.
"Mon River Dragged for Men, Plane: Sunken Craft, Believed Hooked, May Rise Today." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2 February 1956, 1.
"River Crash Recalls Another When 10 Died: Craft Carrying GIs Home for Christmas Plunged into Mon 13 Months Ago." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2 February 1956, 5.
"Submerged B-25 Still Eludes Hunt: Searchers Find No Trace of Bomber in Monongahela." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 15 February 1956, 1 (Section 2).