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WATCH: Searching for History in Cedar Swamp

- by Eric Wiberg

In June, HopNews published an article on a mid-air plane crash above Hopkinton that occurred in 1943, written by guest author Jim Nash. Mr. Nash described a terrible accident involving two P-43 Thunderbolt fighter planes that had been flying in formation and collided, resulting in the death of one of the pilots and the eventual […]

Confirming a Family Story: Able Seaman W.A. Hood

- by Eric Wiberg

  Information passed down through our friend Amber’s family was that Walter A. Hood was a merchant sailor who died after his ship was torpedoed in WWII. In fact, it was his son (and Amber’s great grandfather) Augustus William Hood—who went by William Augustus Hood or W.A. Hood— born 19 November 1900 in Belize, who […]

20 accidents at sea off New Providence

- by Eric Wiberg

NEW Providence saw over 20 World War II aircraft ditch, crash, and explode into its adjacent waters. Most of these were to the south of the island, east, and north, and depended on direction of the winds, which air field was used, and complex night-time exercises using extremely bright Leigh Lights, and flying in formation. […]

Marine Aviation Research

Marine Aviation Research Tracing the historical events of vessels, planes, and people. Eric Wiberg has been finding artifacts internationally since the 1970s. MAR, or Marine Aviation Research, enables clients to harness his expertise and doggedness both in archives and on the ground, to find stories and things globally. A licensed captain for over 25 years, […]

Book Review: The Caribbean Front in World War II by José L. Bolívar Fresnada

- by Eric Wiberg

José L. Bolívar Fresnada.The Caribbe-an Front in World War II: The Untold Story of U-boats, Spies, and Economic Warfare.Princeton, NJ: Markus Wiener Publishers,, 2021. 275 pp., illustrations, charts, notes, bibliography, index. US $26.95, paper; ISBN 978-1-55876-955-7.José L. Bolívar Fresnada, military his-torian and relative of two US Navy vet-erans, brings his considerable knowl-edge of Puerto […]


Lectures & Radio Interviews 2004-1/2020 (46) Eaglebrook School, Deerfield MA, Hilly Chase keynote speaker; U-Boats in New England, 1.22.2020 Presentation of the Distinguished Flying Cross, US Senate, remarks at ceremony, 12.5.2019 Bahamas Historical Society, Nassau, Mailboats of the Bahamas, 200 Years of History, 8.1.2019 Greek Orthodox Church Nassau, Bahamas, Greek SS Cygnet sunk San Salvador […]

Writing, Speaking & Film Portfolio

Awards (6) The Story of Gertrude H., semifinalist, 2020 Stories That Need to Be Told contest, TulipTree New York Post, Book of the Week selection, 28 Dec. 2019, for U-Boats in New England. Honorary Diploma, Association for Investigation, Diffusion of Cuban Naval History, 2015 Roger Williams University School of Law Scholarship, Bristol, RI, 2001-2004 Honors Program, Boston […]

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U-boats off Bermuda

For the first time, a book exposes an obscure theater of the Second World War in great detail and comprehensively, not just in terms of geography but also from the perspectives of both Allied and Axis participants. U-Boats off Bermuda provides details of specific U-Boat patrols and their commanders, as well as a general overview […]

Book Review by Soundings Magazine

- by chromasitesadmin

Danger lurked at every knot and fathom for sailors during World War II. German and Italian submarines stalked Allied ships, disrupting supply lines and troop transports. U-Boats in the Bahamas is a study of the naval conflicts in the waters around the Turks & Caicos and the Bahamas, where subs sank 130 Allied ships… Read […]

Book Review by Bermuda’s The Royal Gazette

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When Gilbert Lamb found four castaways off St David’s in 1942, he had to help. The Canadian merchant marines were emaciated after rowing their lifeboat 400 miles; their schooner Helen Forsey sank after a German U-boat attack. After Mr Lamb guided the men to shore, they gifted him their lifeboat. The rescue is one of […]