Thursday, April 23, 2020

X-Zone Broadcast Network - Douglas Westfall, Flight 19 and the Bermuda Triangle

There has been a number of shows recently about the Bermuda Triangle and especially Flight 19. I found a couple of guys who were well versed in what happened to the flight. First up was Douglas Westfall. He and I talked about the disappearance of Flight 19. You can listen to that interview here:

For those who aren’t as familiar with Flight 19 as those of us who have studied all of this for decades, Flight 19 was a group of five
Douglas Westfall
Avenger Torpedo Bombers on a training mission that took off on December 5, 1945. They were supposed to make a practice torpedo run on Hens and Chicken Shoals off the coast of Florida. They were then supposed to turn north, and finally back to the east to return to the Ft. Lauderdale Naval Air Station. They never made it. All five vanished.

This is the cornerstone of the Bermuda Triangle mystery. What sort of force could destroy five aircraft at once? There had been no wreckage found which deepened the mystery. There has been a great deal written about the flight so a google search will provide additional details.

I did mention the disappearance of a C-119 in the Bermuda Triangle that provides some perspective. I had a personal connection to this and you can read about it here:

Doug Westfall, however, mentioned that three of the aircraft had been found. The Navy swooped in to confiscate the wreckage and then destroyed it. Doug provides some information and some documentation to support this theory, not to mention that one of those crewmen survived the disaster. It makes an interesting theory. You can search for the Flight 19 information at his website at:

Next week, I’ll be talking with Andy Marocco who has investigated Flight 19 for many years and believes that the remains of the flight have been found. His theory is slightly different from that we heard from Doug. It will be interesting to learn how they disagree and maybe more importantly how the do agree.


Unknown said...

Finally, some new information, or at least a new angle, on flight-19. For the past 20 years everything seen or read about it has just gone over the same thing ad nausea. I wish I had the resources to follow up all the direct sources. Mr Westfall does sound like he knows what he is talking about.

JoeWhip said...

Hi Kevin, fascinating interview. As for the motive of the military in destroying the aircraft and the secrecy, I would suggest that the military just finds it more convenient for them to let people go on thinking that the Bermuda Triangle is a thing and that unexplainable paranormal factors were involved in the disappearance of Flight 19 than actually admit the facts. Easier to sweep the whole thing under the rug, than admit that, yes, the flight should have been grounded or admit pilot error. Thanks for the interview.

John Steiger said...

Fantastic interview that leaves one flabbergasted re: possible Navy cover-up.
Uncertain what to think, BUT I will say that memorials in Arlington National Cemetery do not just come about willy-nilly.

The marker to S Sgt George R. Paonessa does apparently exist [see] (note date of death), and there must be some reason behind its creation. Incidentally, I made a quick search of Arlington and did not locate similar individual memorials for any other Flight 17 personnel in Arlington … of course, they could exist elsewhere.