Here are some newspaper clippings from 1948 and 1949 about the crash of a charter plane that was being used to deport Mexican workers. The 32 people on board who died included 28 Mexican nationals. It was later determined that the wrong plane was used; the plane the pilot flew was scheduled for maintenance, not for a flight to Mexico.
The Times’ Diana Marcum explores why the Mexican crash victims remained anonymous for so long in a Column One. Explore the 1940s coverage below, and read her full piece: Passengers on doomed 1948 flight, their names now emerge from shadows