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4.5 Conclusion, item 4

The testimonies 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.” The “Latham”
would have been back on the Norwegian coast at 10 p.m. at the earliest. 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 this lead.

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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