The Unsolved Mystery of the WW2 Navy Airship that Returned Without Its Crew

Unsolved Mystery of the WW2

On the morning of August 16th, 1942, the U.S. Navy airship L-8 departed Treasure Island to patrol the San Francisco coast for Japanese submarines. With two trained pilots aboard, it should have been a routine mission to fly 30-miles out into the Pacific to the Farallon Islands before completing a round trip around San Francisco Bay. After responding to a suspicious sighting, however, the airship returned to land. It crashed in the middle of an intersection, with the balloon falling on a car. In a mysterious twist, its two crew members were not onboard. They would never be found…

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