The Aircraft "Resolution" Memorial Plaque
The Aircraft 'Resolution'
The Australian Company British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines DC-6B, VH-BPE, on a scheduled flight from Sydney to San Francisco with a final destination of Vancouver, Canada, crashed on Kings Mountain in San mateo County during the morning hours of October 29, 1953.
This is the worst aviation accident in county history, claiming the lives of all on board, eigh crew members and eleven passengers. The cause of this disaster remains a mystery but is a testament to modern day aviation safety procedures initiated from that day forth.
Captain Bruce Dickson
1st officer Frank A. Campbell
Flight Engineer Charles Cattanach
Navigation Officer George R. Murtagh
Radio Operator Vernon A. Walker
Purser Walter B. Knight
Hostesses June F. Elder & Amy K. Lewis
John R. Briscoe
John W. Butterworth
William J. Cox
Janos Feher & son John
Cyril G. McDonald
Captain Paul O. Olsen
Bernard R. Tischler
This memorial made possible through the efforts of Christopher M. O'Donnell, Flight of the Resolution COmmittee, Hiller Aviation Museum, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, Historical Preservation Foundation of Native Sons of the Golden West and valued contributors.
Dedicated October 29, 2006
Native Sons of the Golden West
Grand President, J. Michael Anthony"