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Five TBM Avenger torpedo bombers disappear over Bermuda Triangle 70 years ago this hour (Dec 5 1945)

Video: 'Flight 19 The Bermuda Triangle Mystery'

(Wednesday, December 5, 1945, just after 7:04 p.m. EST) — Five U.S. Navy torpedo bombers mysteriously disappeared tonight after taking off from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on a training mission (designated as Flight 19) with the loss of all 14 crew members.

“The Lost Squadron,” as it came to be known, later contributed to the legend of the Bermuda Triangle.