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JUNE BREAKFAST-WALT HOLM, AVIATION HISTORIAN/UNDERWATER ROBOTIC EXPLORER
We have a really interesting speaker for our June 12 breakfast meeting. Walt Holm is a researcher for OpenROV, an ocean exploration company that recently located the sunken wreck of the USS Independence. Walt himself is an amateur aviation historian, and he has been researching the 1946 crash of a Douglas AD-1Q Skyraider of the shores of Pt. Reyes, hoping to use the OpenROV underwater drones to find the wreckage. Oh, did I mention that the passenger on this flight was Clint Eastwood? Yeah, THAT Clint Eastwood. The Marin I.J. published this article several days after the crash, and it was this article and some hearsay from other underwater researchers that sent him off on this quest:
Join us at 9:00 a.m. in the Scanlon Aviation hangar on Saturday, June 9!
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