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Message No. 936
Subject: Book
Date: Thu Mar 5, 2009 08:34

I was always suspect about the book. I know for a fact that he did not correctly identify those that were on the recovery mission. It did identify several pictures that I have as being from the expedition but his ending contradicts the recollection of others on the mission to the crash site. The IDPF that I got on Chovenec some years ago did not have anything on the loss.
Message No. 936 ▷ Parent Message No. 936 ▷ Grandparent Message No. 931
  • Lt. Chovanec & CrewBrian Lindner, Thu Mar 5 08:11
    Thanks for clarifying about Lt. Hansen. Have you seen the book about the expedition going to the crash site? I read the book and got curious about the full story. It was very unclear about the... more
    • Book — Bob Tupa, Thu Mar 5 08:34
      • Lt. Chovanec & CrewBrian Lindner, Thu Mar 5 08:51
        The ending of the book was certainly less than stellar. If you have the IDPF on Chovenec then I'll order ones on two different crewmen.
        • Lt. Chovanec & CrewBrian Lindner, Thu Jul 2 15:36
          Update- The Army has been unable to locate the IDPF on Ratliff. They did find the one on Coggin. It shows that he was buried on site on the day after the crash. It does not say who buried him but... more
        • ChovenacAnonymous, Fri Mar 6 11:22
          Brian As a side note, Henry C. Simons was originally a crew member (gunner) with my father's crew of the Crosby's Curse. I sent a picture to Bob of the group that was investigating the crash site and ... more
          • Lt. ChovenacBrian Lindner, Fri Mar 6 11:51
            It sounds like head hunters were still a problem when the team first went to investigate the wreckage. One member of the team was killed.
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