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Death Valley Germans

Post by Jimr » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:29 pm

whether or not you are familiar with the incident, I found this very interesting reading.

https://www.otherhand.org/home-page/sea ... y-germans/


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Post by rlown » Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:29 pm

Wow! That was a good read. Amazing they found ID.. I don't think I'd be walking around there. Definitely a driven group.

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Post by austex » Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:16 am

Yes thanks Jim. Fuzzy, but; I do remember this story vaguely from the media back then as it intrigued me at the time.

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Post by The Other Tom » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:22 am

Wow, what a story. Thanks for posting.

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Post by balzaccom » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:46 am

Yep---only don't start reading unless you have a lot of free time ahead of you. You won't want to stop. Really great writing as well as a good story.
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Re: Death Valley Germans

Post by MichaelRPetrick » Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:57 am

It's an astounding and gripping story, I found it last year and have read it twice since.

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Re: Death Valley Germans

Post by Jimr » Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:39 pm

At the end, you will find a link to his adventure "Hunt for 928"
Equally fascinating reading about his search for a crash site of an A10 owned by CIA and ran out of fuel about 70 miles from his landing strip in Area 51. His "Honey, I sunk the truck" entry is hilarious.
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Post by rlown » Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:42 pm

I want an A10. Indestructible. Unless you run out of fuel.

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Re: Death Valley Germans

Post by CAMERONM » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:04 am

I have personally noted over the years that there is definitely a German cultural impulse to travel to Death Valley, or even much more remote places, all over the world.

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Re: Death Valley Germans

Post by rlown » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:08 am

At the end, you will find a link to his adventure "Hunt for 928"
Equally fascinating reading about his search for a crash site of an A10 owned by CIA and ran out of fuel about 70 miles from his landing strip in Area 51. His "Honey, I sunk the truck" entry is hilarious.
You mentioned it, so here is the startup sequence. this is the short version.
An amazing plane.. Might start a gofundme page. :)

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