“Flight 19” by B.A. Robertson
As the title implies, this track talks about the mysterious disappearance of Flight 19 in December 1945 as they flew over the Bermuda Triangle.
The singer uses vivid descriptions to narrate how the 14-member crew left Florida on a group of five US Navy Torpedo bombers, never to return. The details surrounding their disappearance were never verified as another 13-member crew of the Martin PBM Mariner flying boat that was launched to search for Flight 19 also disappeared at the same area.
As the track ends, the writer draws attention to the mysterious nature of the Bermuda Triangle and the messages of confusion and loss left by the captains of the rescue ship.
B. A Robertson released Flight 19 as a single off his 1981 Bully for You album.
The Disappearance of Flight 19 in 1945
In December 1945, five Grumman TBM Avengers were said to have gone missing over the Devil’s Triangle, also known as Bermuda Triangle. It was believed that the aircrafts, which were stationed at the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale, were partaking in a training flight before losing contact with the U.S. Navy. A total of 14 airmen were said to have gone missing with the aircrafts. Additional 13 rescue officers, who were sent from the Patrick Air Force Base, were also reported missing. Till now, investigations are yet to establish the exact cause or find a clue as to how the aircrafts disappeared.