None of these theories have any basis in fact, but they cannot be discredited as there is no proof of the fate of Flight 19 apart from the fact that they were obviously lost and would have run low on fuel.
Instead, it led the Squadron out over the open Atlantic. Surprise, surprise.
Flight 19 found in sonoran desert
The year-old had just transferred to Fort Lauderdale from Miami, and many have since speculated that he may have confused some of the islands of the Bahamas for the Keys. Indeed, the disappearance of Flight 19 and the search plane was quite a strange occurrence. They had probably gone to the East as originally planned, but for some reason he got confused. Radioman: Burt E. But quite strangely the second Mariner never showed up, it too disappeared never to return again. There has been a lot of air and sea traffic in the area since Columbus first sailed through it, which means there are far greater chances of accidents. The report noted that some subordinate officers did likely know their approximate position as indicated by radio transmissions stating that flying west would result in reaching the mainland. Navy personnel were confusedly trying to locate Taylor and his crew. And in two of such occasions, he had to ditch his pane into the sea to get rescued. As he guided the flight more towards north, further out to the sea the avengers traveled. However, Taylor's idea of being close to the Keys was wrong. The truth of the matter, though, is far less exciting and disappointingly unremarkable. Just why Taylor tried to get out of flying remains a mystery, but it has led many to suggest that he may have not been fit for duty. Upon graduating, he was assigned as a training instructor at Quantico, Virginia. Five U.
Inas a fresh 2nd Lieutenant he was part of the Marine platoon in the 1st Raider Battalion, then part of the 3rd Raider Battalion in Believing that this landmass to his right was the Grand Bahama Island and his compass was malfunctioning, he set a course to what he thought was southwest to head straight back to Fort Lauderdale.
Became a Marine Corps Staff Sergeant.
Flight 19 documentary
This conversation was uncovered in the Board of Investigation records. The author laid out the mysterious area in which the planes had disappeared for his readers. So what was actually Flight 19 and what really happened? It was noted that Capt. He was going to be discharged and released the following day December 6, , before his disappearance. The last transmission from Flight was heard at p. In addition, dozens of Navy and Coast Guard surface craft joined in the hunt. Raster map of Flight All sorts of outlandish theories were soon doing the rounds, and the number of ships and aircraft that had disappeared without a trace in the Bermuda Triangle was grossly inflated, with many simply being made up. Over the next five days more than Navy boats and aircraft tried to track down the lost planes, but Taylor and his men were never seen nor heard from again. The report noted that some subordinate officers did likely know their approximate position as indicated by radio transmissions stating that flying west would result in reaching the mainland. Search and rescue crews covered more than , square miles of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, while on land they combed Florida's interior in the hopes of solving the puzzle of what became known as Flight
Myhre a former Army pilot and aviation historian, with his book: Discovery of Flight Men spoke of the smell of fuel inside of the plane. All sorts of outlandish theories were soon doing the rounds, and the number of ships and aircraft that had disappeared without a trace in the Bermuda Triangle was grossly inflated, with many simply being made up.
The Mystery of Flight 19 helped popularize the legend of the so called Bermuda Triangle, the area between Fort Lauderdale, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico, where dozens of airplanes and boats have disappeared.
There was a radio conversation that took place between flight leader Taylor and fellow Navy pilot Lt. This conversation was uncovered in the Board of Investigation records. Inhe became an air cadet.
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