Conclusion, item 4
of witnesses and reports about finds have been examined as far
as possible. There is some doubt as to whether observations of
an aircraft in the
Sommarøy/Kvaløy area relate to the “Latham” or the “Marina 1.”
would have been back on the Norwegian coast at 10 p.m. at the
“Marina 1” flew over the same area about a week later.
According to Hovdenak: “ …
On June 28, during the evening, the Marina 1 scoured the coast
between Hekkingen and
Tordvåg and parts of the waters offshore…” It is not possible
to ascertain the route
and movements of the “Marina 1” unless the pilot’s logbook can
be found in Italian
archives. The group has not had the resources to follow up
Reported finds of objects have not given results because it
has not been possible to find the objects themselves. They
have disappeared in one way or another and it has not been
possible to find references to them in police lost property
records. There may have been some correspondence in connection
with the finds, but there is no listing of this in the
Regional State Archives. Going through the correspondence
archives would be a very time-consuming process and the group
has not had the resources to do so.
The Navy has been informed of the finds of wreckage and a
skull near Auvær. Several events occurred here during World
War II. A future examination of the location in conjunction
with other tasks may, however, prove to be of interest.
The sheet of plywood found on Edgeøya may be of interest and
will be examined if possible.
In the opinion of the working group, the find made by the
“Kvitholmen” in 1933 is the most interesting observation, and
a search is recommended in order to ascertain whether the
object originates from the wreckage of an aircraft.
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