C.C. Taylor and Possible PTSD?

Is it possible that Lt. Charles C.Taylor could have been suffering some kind of medical malady while leading the Flight-19 training mission on December 5th, 1945? It is a plausible theory. One that needs to be considered. Weather or not he was suffering from the after effects of a late night on the town, or … Continue reading C.C. Taylor and Possible PTSD?

Ship Deck Logs & Radar

 CVE-67 Escort Carrier 1941-1946 3 November 2016 As leader of the research group my plan was to search specifically for the deck logs of the USS Solomons CVE-67 from the December 1945 time frame.(Pic 1) We were successful in finding it and those of the ships in formation with it during the search for the … Continue reading Ship Deck Logs & Radar

Special List #44, World War II Vessels

In brief this list (special list #44) is essential to finding any deck logs from naval vessels during the World War II time frame. The book itself is over 100 pages long which explains why only a small portion is visible online. It would take a heck of a large PDF file to provide the information. … Continue reading Special List #44, World War II Vessels

NARA II Investigation Brief

6 November 2016 My research assistant Alice and I visited the National Archives in College Park Maryland this past week.  For three days-it was a working vacation- we scoured three different record groups located in the naval historical section of the archives. First off, I've got to say the staff at the archives is most … Continue reading NARA II Investigation Brief

On the Trail of the Deck Logs: Correspondence with NHHC(*)

Approximately  a month and a half ago I made a Freedom of Information Inquiry to the Department of the Navy, specifically the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington D.C. trying to find the lost Deck Logs from the USS Solomons, (CVE-67). I surprisingly received my reply yesterday 4 May 2016.  I say surprised because … Continue reading On the Trail of the Deck Logs: Correspondence with NHHC(*)

The Role of Glynco, NAS Brunswick Georgia

Those of you who are familiar with the Flight-19 saga know of the reported radar contact made by the USS Solomons CVE-67 December 5th 1945, and of the direction finding plots made by the use of high frequency radio waves.  But what you may not be aware of is that there was also allegedly some … Continue reading The Role of Glynco, NAS Brunswick Georgia

USS Solomons Found!!

As of last Friday June 10th 2016, I had finally verified the location of the 'missing' CVE-67 USS Solomons decklog. A minor success for me, but potentially a huge one for anyone following in my steps and  researching the flight-19 mystery. The written record covering the official ship activities from May 1945 to June 1946; come to find out … Continue reading USS Solomons Found!!