Lost Squadron December 5, 1945

roryanne muldrake By roryanne muldrake, 5th Dec 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/x_.77i77/
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Story of the mysterious disappearance of a squadron of aircraft over the Bermuda Triangle, 75 years ago today.

Lost Squadron Flight 19

On this day in history 75 years ago, 14 aviators were lost, when Flight 19, consisting of five TBM Avenger torpedo bombers disappeared during a USN-authorized overwater navigation training flight from the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Naval investigators could not determine the cause for the disappearance of Flight 19 on December 5, 1945, except to assume the disoriented pilots ditched their aircraft after running out of fuel.

Paranormal writers, such as Charles Berlitz and Richard Winer used sources and their own research to associate this incident with Bermuda Triangle, or Devil's Triangle, in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean where many aircraft and surface vessels allegedly disappeared mysteriously.

The 1977 film, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, featured the Lost Squadron of Flight 19 as one of those returned from the alien spacecrafts.

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Aviation History, Bermuda Triangle, Lost Squadron, Today In History

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author avatar Denise O
6th Dec 2010 (#)

I had forgotten they used that squadron in the movie.
Good job!
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar roryanne muldrake
9th Dec 2010 (#)

That is still one of my favorite movies. I wanted to see Amelia Earhart come out of that alien ship. LOL

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