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SARGASSO SEA, BERMUDA TRIANGLE AND THEIR MYSTERIES

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« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2008, 06:31:37 pm »


US Navy TBF Grumman Avenger flight, similar to Flight 19.
This photo had been used by various Triangle authors to
illustrate Flight 19 itself. (US Navy)






                                                                    Flight 19





Flight 19 was a training flight of TBM Avenger bombers that went missing on December 5, 1945 while over the Atlantic. The impression is given that the flight encountered unusual phenomena and anomalous compass readings, and that the flight took place on a calm day under the leadership of an experienced pilot, Lt. Charles Carroll Taylor. Adding to the intrigue is that the Navy's report of the accident was ascribed to "causes or reasons unknown."

It is believed that Charles Taylor's mother wanted to save Charles's reputation, so she made them write "reasons unknown" when actually Charles was 50 km NW from where he thought he was.



While the basic facts of this version of the story are essentially accurate, some important details are missing.

The weather was becoming stormy by the end of the incident; only Lt. Taylor had any significant flying time, but he was not familiar with the south Florida area and had a history of getting lost in flight, having done so three times during World War II, and being forced to ditch his planes twice into the water; and naval reports and written recordings of the conversations between Lt. Taylor and the other pilots of Flight 19 do not indicate magnetic problems.
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