Photo of TBF/M Avengers kindly provided by the Naval Air Station Museum Fort Lauderdale Florida. ( Part 1.)"IN CONTEXT" CAUSALITY IN 1945 Perhaps the hardest question to answer in trying to make any case for a Flight-19 conspiracy theory is why? What could possibly cause the United States Government, or in this case the United … Continue reading THE SPECTRE OF CONSPIRACY THEORY
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LOCATED AT THE BRADLEY AIR MUSEUM, Windsor Locks Connecticutt Though no TBF/M Aircraft are readily available at the museum the turret, machine gun and housing are on display. Photographs are priovided by the author: use of require copyright permission by Fivesidestoatriangle. Please contact Fivesides2@yahoo.com
Copy of Chart of OP-31-jab Serial: 177P03 from the First Naval District Port Directors Files 22 October 1945 - NARA College Park Maryland According to the 1st Naval District Port Director Files; the fleet diagram (shown above) indicates that the US Atlantic Fleet as of 10/17/1945 was technically the parent organizational force for the much … Continue reading REFERENCE: The US Naval Command Organization – October 1945
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AVENGER PHOTOGRAPHS FOUND MISLEADING !! Dateline - 30 January 2020 It's a little noticed Flight-19 detail, but according to the U.S. Navy, (Image #1), there were two different models of TBM Avengers flying Navigational Hop-1 that day in 1945. Four of the planes were shown to be TBM-1C's , and the fifth, FT-28, was a … Continue reading FLIGHT-19 PICS – A Tale of Two Planes and Two Numbers!
All of my research thus far has led me to the conclusion that to get a true understanding of the events occurring, December 5th 1945 in Fort Lauderdale Florida, it is imperative for anyone researching Flight-19, that they visit the Naval Air Station Museum. I for one have been wanting to go for ages now, … Continue reading NAS Ft. Lauderdale: Where it all began.
Beware! Flight-19 Depth Perception will blow your mind! Alright, let me qualify that statement. If you are savvy and already familiar with the disappearance of the 1945 flight of missing Navy torpedo bombers than this book will make you re-evaluate and challenge all that you perceive as fact. Though the author relies mainly on secondary … Continue reading Review of “Flight-19 Depth Perception” by Michelle Lemburg.
The author Steve MacGregor sets out to outline his research into the mystery of the Flight-19 disappearance in a logical manner. He is quite successful at explaining the rudimentary timeline and his theory on the happenstance of both the TBM Avenger aircraft and one of the PBM rescue planes sent to find them. However, … Continue reading Review of “The Real Story of Flight-19”
To all my followers! Yes, all 8 of you. Here's my conundrum. I will shortly be becoming a Grand father not once but twice in the next several months. Thank you, thank you!! I am as you can imagine very excited. But that's not the problem. I need to get to Ft. Lauderdale to research … Continue reading Ft. Lauderdale or Bust!
Alongside December 7th, 1942, December 5th, 1945 is also a day that will forever be remembered infamously. Why is that you ask? Because it too was a day of great loss; another senseless tragedy for the country. We remember on that day 72 years ago when 14; World War II veterans; naval aviators and crew, … Continue reading DECEMBER 5TH, 1945 MEMORIAL | A day that lives in Infamy!