Flight 19

What Happened to Flight 19/The lost patrol

History

On December 5th, 1945 at 2:10 p.m. five U.S. Navy Avenger torpedo-bombers took of from Ft. Lauderdale Naval Air Station in Florida on a routine three-hour training mission. Flight 19 was led by Commander Charles Taylor. The where flying in the area of what is now called the Bermuda Triangle. 2-hours after take off Taylor reported that his compass "Broke" and there position was unknown. At 6:00 p.m. a unclear radio transmission from Taylor said for his men to jump out of there aircraft because of lack of fuel. At 7:27 p.m. a rescue Mariner aircraft took off with a 13-man crew to find the 14 missing men and there aircraft. At 7:50 p.m. there was a reported visible explosion. The Mariner was never heard from again along with the men of flight 19. The biggest search at that time took place to find them. No trace of the men or aircraft was ever found.

Modern Day Reaserch

"To bolster their case, they checked photos of the cockpit of the 1989 plane and determined it was a TBM Avenger-3, the exact model flown by Lt. Charles Taylor, the commander of Flight 19. From an Internet search, they say a rubber heel found at the wreckage site came from a size 11 or 12 dress shoe that would fit a man at least 6 feet tall. "Charles Taylor was 6-foot-1," Marocco said. Meanwhile, the Navy has no record of a TBM-3 Avenger missing in or around Florida between 1944 and 1952 — other than Charles Taylor's plane — further leaving open the possibility the Everglades wreck belonged to Flight 19. To confirm their theory on the Lost Patrol, the two men need to re-inspect the plane in the Everglades and find Navy bureau numbers on its wings that would match up with those on Taylor's torpedo bomber.


The problem is they can't find the wreckage."(Kaye, 2014).

Theories

  • Committed Suicide
  • Ran out of gas-Crashed on land or water
  • Bermuda Triangle-Supernatural

What I Think

I think that the most likely they ran out of gas and crashed in the ocean or land and sank or the evidence got destroyed by bad weather. Committing suicide wouldn't make much sense because they would of had time to be saved by someone, if they where able to tread water for a while. Bermuda triangle having supernatural forces has no evidence to back up. Sure the compasses and components malfunction, but that can all be explained.

So what really happend

We might never know for sure. At this point in time there isn't enough evidence to back up anything.
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Bibliography Page

"Aircraft Squadron Lost in the Bermuda Triangle." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 2009. Web. 10 May 2016.

Bltattacrarya, Raj. "Flight 19 Disappearance in Bermuda Triangle." Flight 19 Disappearance in Bermuda Triangle. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 May 2016.

Keye, Ken. "Flight 19: Has Mystery of Lost Patrol Been Solved?" Sun-Sentinel.com. SunSentinel, 7 Apr. 2014. Web. 10 May 2016.