John Bullock 29 March 1970

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John Bullock 29 March 1970

Postby Niner Alpha » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:39 pm

29 March 1970

Disappeared. Our plane flew over the International Dateline at Midnight, Saturday the 28th, and came out the other side on 12:01 am Monday morning. In that black hole I lost a whole day, which happened to be Easter Sunday that year. I was told that the 365 days started ticking when the plane took off at Travis Air Force Base, so did this day count also and we really only have to serve 364 days? Never got to the end of the tour to find out.

Also I always suspected we didn’t fly over the line at exactly midnight, and spent at least a few minutes in Sunday. Still, that was what the pilot told us, and sometimes the story is much more interesting than the facts.

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