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    Revisiting the James Leininger Case: A Survival Skeptic Strikes Back

    In 2009 Ken Gross and the Leiningers (Bruce and Andrea) authored the book, Soul Survivor. Just after publication Ken created a blog to lend his thoughts on the book and to provide a space for Bruce and Andrea to answer questions readers may have had regarding the book and any other facet of the...
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    Revisiting the James Leininger Case: A Survival Skeptic Strikes Back

    Summary of all Jack/John Larsen/Larsons, US Navy World War II Veterans recorded in the Dept of Veteran Affairs BIRLS Death files who were or could have been a US Navy carrier pilot during World War II. www.ancestry.com 1. Jack A Larsen 24 Nov 1923 5 Nov 2009 NAVY (Ship? Squadron?). LCDR USN...
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    Revisiting the James Leininger Case: A Survival Skeptic Strikes Back

    Abbreviated TIMELINE excerpted from Jim Matlock’s TABLE 1. Timeline of Developments in the James Leininger Case (“CLARIFYING MUDDIED WATERS IN CORT RESEARCH: PART 1” James G. Matlock. JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC EXPLORATION • VOL. 36, NO 1, pp. 107-109. “2000, Aug 11. S3 JL [James Leininger]...
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    Revisiting the James Leininger Case: A Survival Skeptic Strikes Back

    In case anyone hasn’t realized it by now, I am attempting, what Sudduth might call, a “Likelihoodist” argument, ie, a “What are the odds that . . .” argument. In light of that, we need to talk about criterion # 5 “He was the ‘third James’”. At issue is what did little James, at age 3, mean...
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    Revisiting the James Leininger Case: A Survival Skeptic Strikes Back

    Summary of Results. WW2 US Navy pilots named James whose father was also named and known as James, who were shot down or presumably shot down by the Japanese, the aircraft carrier stationed on at time of death, date and location of death. (copy of results from post # 53): 1. BOIES, James R...
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    A Past Life from the Vietnam War

    Interesting case researched by Dr. Jim Tucker in the recent past (2017ish?). Pretty sure it's unpublished but Dr. Tucker has discussed it in at least two interviews I've seen on youtube. He talks about the case in the context of new methodology that he's developed for interviewing young...
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    Revisiting the James Leininger Case: A Survival Skeptic Strikes Back

    The Roster for USS Randolph's officers shows no Jack/John Larsen/Larson on any of the ship's personnel lists of officers, and therefore on none of its squadron lists ( squadrons VB-12, VB-16, VF-16, VT-16) , as of 01 Sept 1945 (end of the war in the Pacific and day before Japan signed formal...
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    Revisiting the James Leininger Case: A Survival Skeptic Strikes Back

    Moving right along . . . we're going to need Rosters for all Navy (and Marine) squadrons that served aboard each of the named aircraft carriers in post # 53 above and repeated below: Named aircraft carriers and attached squadrons: 1. USS Bennington (CV-20): VT-1, VB-82, VT-82, VF-82, (Marine...
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    Revisiting the James Leininger Case: A Survival Skeptic Strikes Back

    All Naval Aviators named Jack/John Larsen/Larson, designated or classified as pilots, from US Select Military Registers, 1862-1985, Navy and Reserve Officers, 01 Jan 1943, 01 July 1944, 01 Apr 1951, 01 July 1955, 1970 (v.1), and 01 Oct 1984 [b. >1905]. www.ancestry.com. Name, Rank...
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    Revisiting the James Leininger Case: A Survival Skeptic Strikes Back

    Summary of Jack/John Larsen/Larson US Navy World War II Veterans recorded in the Dept of Veteran Affairs BIRLS Death files who could have been a US Navy carrier pilot during World War II. www.ancestry.com 1. Jack A Larsen 24 Nov 1923 5 Nov 2009 NAVY (Ship?). LCDR USN World War II, Korea [Lt...
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    Revisiting the James Leininger Case: A Survival Skeptic Strikes Back

    All U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 results for Jack/John Larsen/Larson in www.ancestry.com military records. US MARINES ONLY: ***Jack M Larson 12 Jun 1922 27 Aug 1986 MARINES ***REMOVED. b. Corvallis, Ravalli, MT “ During World War II, he served in the Marine...
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    Revisiting the James Leininger Case: A Survival Skeptic Strikes Back

    (cont'd from previous post) ***John H Larson 29 Jul 1924 9 Feb 2002 NAVY. ***REMOVED. John H “Jack” Larson, jr. b. Chicago, IL. Enlisted 30 June 1943 Discharged 28 Jan 1946. “He served aboard LST 139 during the invasion of Normandy.” [Landing Ship, Tank] Obituary. Chicago Tribune...
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    Revisiting the James Leininger Case: A Survival Skeptic Strikes Back

    (cont'd from previous post): John Melvin Larson 3 Sep 1922 11 Feb 2000 NAVY b. La Salle, IL. Lt. US Navy World War II Korea on gravestone (Lieutenant US Navy). www.findagrave.com. Known as Melvin Larson 1940 and 1950 US Census. Enlisted 16 Dec 1942 Discharged 15 Jun 1947. John A Larson 19...
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    Revisiting the James Leininger Case: A Survival Skeptic Strikes Back

    (cont'd from previous post): John Shipp Larson 28 Jun 1914 22 Aug 1974 UNSTATED. Retired machinist. Obituary Arizona Republic (Phoenix, AZ), 29 Aug 1974, p.62. b. Madison, WI. d. Phoenix AZ. Enlisted 05 Oct 1943 Discharged 20 Dec 1945 ***John Joseph Milton Larson 3 Sep 1914 11 Nov 1975...
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    Revisiting the James Leininger Case: A Survival Skeptic Strikes Back

    All U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 results for John Larson in www.ancestry.com military records: Name (150 from all branches) Birth Date Death Date Branch (Unstated and Navy Only, 56 total) FIRST BATCH: ***John H Larson 23 Sep 1917 8 May 1996 UNSTATED...
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    Revisiting the James Leininger Case: A Survival Skeptic Strikes Back

    How did Bruce Leininger find out that “Jack Larsen/Larson” served aboard the World War II escort carrier USS Natoma Bay? Bruce had done a google search for the name “Natoma” as early as 27 August 2000, apparently after his son told him that his plane took off from a “boat”. Bruce asked him the...
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    Revisiting the James Leininger Case: A Survival Skeptic Strikes Back

    What can we say about “Jack Larsen/Larson”, the pilot that 2-and-a-half-year-old James Leininger named as the other man in his “dream”, ie., the Airplane crash on fire, little man can’t get out dream: From Soul Surivor, The Reincarnation of a World War II Fighter Pilot, Leininger and Leininger...
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    Revisiting the James Leininger Case: A Survival Skeptic Strikes Back

    "Jack" as a nickname was and is sometimes used for the given name "John". Consequently we have to include the VA BIRLS results for John Larsen (and Larson). All U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 results for John Larsen in www.ancestry.com military records: Name...
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    Revisiting the James Leininger Case: A Survival Skeptic Strikes Back

    All U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 results for Jack Larson in www.ancestry.com military records: Name Birth Date Death Date Branch Jack F Larson 19 Sep 1921 4 Aug 1974 ARMY Jack R Larson 19 Sep 1921 5 Sep 1988 ARMY...
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    Revisiting the James Leininger Case: A Survival Skeptic Strikes Back

    All U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 results for Jack Larsen in www.ancestry.com military records: Name Birth Date Death Date Branch Jack G Larsen 8 Jun 1920 18 May 1996...
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