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TIMELINES: U.S. Navy aircraft disappear over the Atlantic Ocean in what mysterious area, Dec. 5, 1945?

Epoch Times Staff Created: December 4, 2011 Last Updated: December 5, 2011
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U.S. Navy aircraft disappear over the Atlantic Ocean in what mysterious area, Dec. 5, 1945?

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Dec. 5, 1945, a squadron of five U.S. Navy planes and a rescue aircraft disappear over the Atlantic Ocean in the area known as the Bermuda Triangle. The Bermuda Triangle is said to consist of a patch of sea between Bermuda, Santo Domingo, Cuba and the southern coast of the United States where planes and ships disappear mysteriously without a trace. The Flight 19 Navy squadron leaves a base in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., at just after 2 p.m. Dec. 5, for a routine training mission but hours after leaving, the planes intermittently disappear from radar prompting a rescue mission before the squadron finally vanishes. One of the rescue planes also mysteriously disappears and close to 8 p.m., a tanker reports a large explosion that is later believed to be the crashing of the rescue craft. No traces of the aircrafts or the bodies of the crew are ever found. The disappearance of the planes intensifies the mystery surrounding the Bermuda Triangle. 

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Today, the 66th anniversary of the disappearance of the Flight 19 squadron and the rescue plane is observed in Florida at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Attendees at the ceremony will include Navy Capt. Frank Dailey who participated in the rescue mission in 1945. Fourteen servicemen died flying the squadron and 13 died when the rescue plane disappeared.




   

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