December 5, 1945

On This Date in! in 1945, the “Lost Squadron” disappeared. Five U.S. Navy Avenger bombers lost communication during a training mission at the Fort Lauderdale Naval Air Force Station and were never heard from again. They were presumed lost at sea. In 1930, Dr. Pabodie discovered the remains of five unidentified aircraft on the Leng Plateau in Antarctica. He wrote in his journal that the aircraft were years ahead of anything that was available at that time. No bodies of the pilots or crew were ever located.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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