The 1715 Fleet Society is proud to bring you a two part video interview with Colonel Dan Thompson (1920 – 2005) Was a diver and original member of the Real Eight Company. Born in Savannah, Georgia, he was an electrical engineer and had a distinguished career in the U.S. Air Forc... More, a native of Savannah, Georgia and an electrical engineering graduate of the Air Force Institute of Technology.
Colonel Thompson was Director of Range Safety Operations with the Eastern Test Range based at Patrick Air Force Base. An Air Force pilot for 25 years, Dan was also a renowned treasure diver who, with the Real 8 Company, uncovered millions of dollars in gold, silver and artifacts from the sunken 1715 Fleet. He died in 2005.
The first video runs 52 minutes.
The second video runs 46 minutes.
They are both part of the playlist featured below:
A Video Interview with Colonel Dan Thompson
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