FLIGHT-19 Disappearance Research CONTACT E-MAIL(Fivesides2@yahoo.com)
Because Their There!!
My Page and Blog are about my research into the dissapearance of a flight of Navy TBM Torpedo bombers back in 1945. It’s not just any flight of planes, but that of Flight-19, the corner stone of Modern Bermuda Triangle lore.
Simply put, I want to find the planes, so I can find the crews, and bring them home.
Fox Tare-28 (FT-28) TBM-3D BuNo 23307
Fox Tare-36 (FT-36) TBM-1C BuNo 46094
Fox Tare-117(FT- 117)TBM-1C BuNo 73209
Fox Tare-81 (FT-81)TBM-1C BuNo 46325
Fox Tare-3 (FT-3)TBM-1C BuNo 45714
FT-28TAYLOR, Charles Carroll, Lieutenant, USNR, 114685, Flt. Ldr.
PARPART, Walter Reed, Aviation Radioman, 3rd Class, USNR, 714-19-16
DEVLIN, (Harmon), George Francis, Aviation Radioman, 3rd Class, USNR, 711-02-11
FT-3 BOSSI, Joseph Tipton, Ensign, USNR, 470677
THELANDER, Herman Arthur, Seaman 1st Class, USNR, 758-44-37
LIGHTFOOT, William Earl, Private 1st Class, USMCR, 519803
FT-117 STIVERS, George William, Captain, USMC, 010959
GRUEBEL, Robert Peter, Private, USMCR, 563782
GALLIVAN, Robert Francis, Sergeant, USMC, 359343
We need to recognize that these 13 souls are veterans, most of them Marines, and they all deserve better than what they got. Many saw combat in the Pacific and who after surviving the largest scale war ever fought on the face of this planet, (World War II), were lost, not in War but in peace-time. These guys made it out. They just haven’t returned home yet and I want them to have that opportunity.
Today several organizations spend time and great deals of money trying to locate the remains of veterans who never returned or were lost on foreign shores. A worthy cause for sure.
But the men of Flight-19 were not hundreds or thousands of miles away from home, but less than 100 miles off the Florida coast. Should they receive less consideration?
If I can move even one step closer or help someone else find a piece of the puzzle to their discovery, my time will be well spent.
Their return is long overdue and this blog will act as a record of my research and discoveries for future reference.
A Graduate of Parris Island South Carolina, I have spent Twenty years in the service of this great country, as a member of the United States Marine Corps and Army National Guard. I have two college degrees in the arts and would like to be working on a third. I love to learn, travel, and am a fan of unexplained mysteries and phenomenon.
Among other things, I have instructed class in England, been on an Archaeological dig in Greece and eaten roast pidgeon in Hong Kong.
Research of History, especially Military History and writing about it are my fascinations. With this blog ; devoted to my research of the loss of Flight -19 December 5th 1945 I can do both. My intentions are to post to this blog at least once, if not more a month, and use it as a journal for my research towards a book for publication.
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