Flight 19 (Part 1)

Mar 18, 2017, 04:22 AM


The fate of a US Naval training flight, designated as “Flight 19” remains one of the American military’s most enduring mysteries, but also one of the signature stories from the legendary region known as “The Bermuda Triangle.” On December 5, 1945, a squadron of five Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bombers departed Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale, Florida at 2:10 p.m. on what should have been a routine overwater navigation training exercise. After successfully completing their practice bombing runs and some course change maneuvers, the formation radioed that they were not sure of their location or heading. Several hours later it was clear that the squadron was lost and their situation was dire. Flight instructor Lt. Charles Taylor, USN would make his last transmission around this time and it would be the last he and his 13 airmen would ever be heard from again. A rescue operation was launched, but it too would suffer a terrible tragedy. Was this merely a series of unfortunate but explainable errors and Flight 19 simply fell victim to the natural danger of the sea, or would they be claimed by the purported treachery of the Bermuda Triangle?

SURVEY! Please help us keep the show FREE! Go to podcast.study NOW and take this anonymous 5 minute survey. We're begging you!


Blue Apron: Home cooking never tasted so good or was so much fun to make! Go to blueapron.com/astonishing to receive 3 MEALS FREE on your 1st order, with FREE SHIPPING! The Great Courses Plus: Go to TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/legends and get one month of FREE, UNLIMITED access OR just take out your phone and text the word LEGENDS to the number 86329. To get the reply text, standard message and data rates apply. Please visit Podcast.study and take this 5 minute survey! It will help us keep the lights on!

SHOW NOTES: Find extensive show notes, links and images at our website on the page for this episode: https://scott-philbrook.squarespace.com/al-podcasts/2017/3/17/ep-65-flight-19-part-1

The Dark Myths Collective http://darkmyths.org


Episode 65 - "Flight 19 (Part 1)" Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Audio Editing by Sarah Vorhees; Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a.k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or "A.R.C." for short. Copyright 2017 Astonishing Legends Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.