by Andrew Marocco
On December 5, 1945, five TBM Avengers, known as Flight 19, took off from NAS Fort Lauderdale on a training mission. After becoming disoriented and lost, radio communication ceased. Flight 19 was never seen or heard from again. Thus, cementing Flight 19, as the cornerstone of the Bermuda Triangle Legend. Seventy years later, it is still a mystery. Part of the reason could be blamed on the fact that the general public has never seen the most important key to the mystery: A published version of the “original navy investigation”. But now all of that has changed.
Andy Marocco, founder of AeroQuest.org, has compiled and organized all of the “original documents” of the 1945 investigation from government microfilm and published them in a series of book volumes, known as the FLIGHT 19 Naval Report. For the first time, teachers, students and researchers will finally have access to all the “original documents” of the Flight 19 investigation in a “printed standard” for collaboration, discussion and reference. It is believed that the FLIGHT 19 Naval Report volumes will become “key tools” for the next generation of Flight 19 investigators to help solve the greatest aviation mystery of all time.
Volume 1 of the FLIGHT 19 Naval Report: The Testimony, the experts and personnel that testified in the Naval Hearings of December 1945, share their intimate knowledge and opinions about Flight 19. Volume 1 references the planes, the men, their training, the mission and ultimately the unsuccessful search and rescue. Volume 2 of the FLIGHT 19: The Exhibits.
Features & Details
- Size 8×10 in, 21×26 cm
- 158 Pages (Volume 1)
- 298 Pages (Volume 2)
Softcover - Volume 1: $24.95
Softcover - Volume 2: $24.95
ALL PROCEEDS FROM THESE BOOKS BENEFIT "PROJECT MARINER" AN EXPEDITION OF THE NAVAL AIR STATION FORT LAUDERDALE MUSEUM