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Project Mariner - Solve a Bermuda Triangle Mystery

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 On December 5, 1945, five TBM Avengers, known as FLIGHT 19, took off from NAS Ft. Lauderdale on a training mission. During their flight, they became disoriented and lost. Two PBM Mariners were sent out to Flight 19’s last known location to rescue them. Unfortunately, Flight 19 and its crews were never found. On its way out, one of the PBM Mariners, with a crew of 13 also disappeared and was never heard from again. These mysterious events became the cornerstone of what we know as….. the BERMUDA TRIANGLE legend. Hello, my name is Andrew Marocco and I’m a FLIGHT 19 researcher and historian. After 70 years, I believe that one part of the Flight 19 mystery can now be solved. Over the past 3 years, I have discovered new and exciting information, that was publicly unknown and overlooked by previous researchers. These new clues have allowed me to calculate the PROBABLE location of the missing PBM Mariner, also known by its call sign as” Training-49”. After presenting my findings to The Naval Air Station Ft. Lauderdale Museum, they felt that my research would lead to the successful discovery of Training 49. Therefore, I am excited to announce that the Museum has agreed to become a partner and the curator of the expedition, that we call….. PROJECT MARINER. Recently, we were off the coast of central Florida doing some preliminary investigation and equipment testing for the upcoming PROJECT MARINER expedition. To successfully find the wreckage of the PBM Mariner, we will need to charter a Research Vessel, outfitted with the latest 3D High Definition Side Scan Sonar and Multi-Phase Echo Sounding technology. We expect PROJECT MARINER will begin in the Summer of 2016 and last about a week. On behalf of the Naval Air Station Ft Lauderdale Museum we are asking for your help to solve one of the greatest mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle. By making a donation to the Museum, PROJECT MARINER, is that much closer to its expedition start date. And remember because the Museum is a non-profit 501c3 organization, your donation is tax deductible. If you love history, be come part of it, join our team and donate to PROJECT MARINER today!

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