Patreon Episode: The 1950 Skymaster Mystery

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On January 26, 1950, a US Air Force Douglas C54-D Skymaster took to the skies with 44 people onboard - and was never heard from again. Join Shelly for this exclusive Patreon-only episode as she walks us through the intense, yet brief, search for the plane - and how the mystery of what happened to the 44 people onboard still endures to this very day.


Written and produced by: Shelly Price and Stephanie Hubka
Directed and engineered at: Snow Monster Studios
Sound editor: Podcast Engineers
Producer: Adam Hubka
Music by: Mike Dunn
The 1950 Skymaster Mystery

The Douglas C-54 Skymaster. On Jan. 26, 1950, the military transport plane left Anchorage, Alaska, with 44 passengers on board. It disappeared after signaling to a small outpost in Snag, Yukon, and has still never been found. Source: Photo Archive

The 1950 Skymaster Mystery

Joyce Espe who was pregnant, travelling with her 2-year-old son to see an obstetrician in Colorado. All 44 passengers aboard the Skymaster are presumed dead. Source: SUPPLIED

The 1950 Skymaster Mystery

One of the planes that crashed while searching for the Skymaster in 1950, near Haines Junction in the Yukon. Source: ANDREW GREGG