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Charles Carroll Taylor
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Aviator
    (October 25, 1917-December 5, 1945)
    Naval flight instructor
    Leader of Flight 19 during a training exercise
    Flight 19, consisting of 14 men in 5 planes, took off from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and disappeared
    He became disoriented and, while flying over the Bahamas, became convinced he was over the Florida Keys.
    He then ordered Flight 19 to head northeast, taking them out further to sea.
    He ignored the student pilots when they correctly suggested that heading west would take them back to land.
    While serving in the Pacific in World War II, he twice had to ditch at sea after becoming lost.
    Bermuda Triangle enthusiasts like to change details about the flight to make its disappearance sound more mysterious than it is.
    For example, they ask why no debris was found when the day was clear and sunny.
    In reality, although the weather was fair when Flight 19 took off, by the time they ran out of fuel and ditched, it had become stormy with high winds and waves.
    Both his compasses went out.
    Although the initial Navy investigation blamed him for the loss of Flight 19, the report was amended to 'cause unknown' after his mother protested.
    At the end of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind,' the crews of Flight 19 disembark from a UFO.

Credit: C. Fishel


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