1962 wasn't a good year for the Flying Tiger Line. The North Hollywood plane crash in December was its 4th during the year. Another Super Constellation carrying troops had to be ditched in the North Atlantic. It lost power in several engines and there had been no other recourse. Another airliner flown by the company was lost in the Pacific Ocean. Flying Tiger formed after World War II in 1946.
Mobster turned informant Jimmy "the Weasel" Fratianno and Las Vegas gambler Gus Greenbaum were suspected in the slayings of hoodlums Anthony Brancato and Anthony Trombino. The Los Angeles Police department surmised that both criminals were desperate for money. Looking for action they parked their Oldsmobile on a quiet street near Hollywood Blvd. Soon both were killed in a flash of gunfire.
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