Death Valley Germans

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Re: Death Valley Germans

Post by balzaccom » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:52 am

Wrong number, guys. The plane crash that he was searching for was an A-12...not an A-10. A-12 is a variation of the SR71...all titanium and doohickeys.

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Re: Death Valley Germans

Post by rlown » Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:07 pm

But P, why wouldn't there be one button to start them up, and we all look at the fuel gauge.

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Re: Death Valley Germans

Post by rlown » Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:24 pm

Back to the Germans.. Bummer.

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Re: Death Valley Germans

Post by Jimr » Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:38 pm

Oops. Still a worthy read IMHO.
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Re: Death Valley Germans

Post by rlown » Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:40 pm

It was good read.. Sorry for the A10/12 diversions.. I still want an A10, but I want one switch.

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Re: Death Valley Germans

Post by dave54 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:01 pm

His last paragraph sounds a bit arrogant.
He was an unofficial free-lance searcher looking into a 15 year old cold case, and was upset the Sheriff Office did not open their files to him? There are actually laws regarding that sort of thing.

I had the misfortune of working with the RMRU several times in the 1970's. They did not have a good reputation back then, and were generally regarded as little more than a weekend hiking-drinking club. I had hoped they had cleaned up their act since then and developed into a more professional SAR organization.
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Re: Death Valley Germans

Post by kpeter » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:33 am

I thought I would read a paragraph or two and wound up going through to the end. I am a sucker for these sorts of mystery/SAR tales.

The one this quickly reminded me of was Galic's years-long effort to learn who the people were who were buried under the Rettenbacher plaque above Thousand Island Lake.

http://geschichte.naturfreunde.org/wp-c ... /Galic.pdf

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Re: Death Valley Germans

Post by tlsharb » Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:04 pm

this was a really great read. Tough way to die, but glad there was a little closure for the family.

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Re: Death Valley Germans

Post by tlsharb » Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:04 pm

this was a really great read. Tough way to die, but glad there was a little closure for the family.

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