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Bronny and Harriet 1962-2006

Bronny and Harriet 1962-2006

In 1964, while the parents were in Bermuda operating the summer diving, Hurricane Betsy tore thorough Hatchet Bay, Eluthera and destroyed her. Our father and stepmother then bought a 63′ Huckins and life still went on. The kids each had a bunk on top of the...
Bronson and Martica

Bronson and Martica

In 1947 Bronson first laid eyes on model and Cuban firecracker Martica. In those days polite gentlemen did not just walk up to a sophisticated socialite and try and ‘hit’ on them. The only problem is that their only mutual friend wanted this exotic beauty...
Bronson pre 1947

Bronson pre 1947

The details of life in Brooklyn are scant. His father, Dr. Frank Ende taught him much about nature. They had bees and ants in glass colonies to see the action. Frank Ende was first generation American, with both parents being born in Germany. He enlisted in the World...

Mainstreet Undersea

Before I was born, my father and his first wife, Cuban born Martica, made the first full length undersea movie ever shot on Kodak film. Bronson made his own undersea housings and acted as director and producer, with Martica as the protagonist and star. It was a...
Helmet Diving on the “Ark”

Helmet Diving on the “Ark”

After serving in the US army as captain of the air sea rescue boat, with numerous heroics, he decided to turn his hobby into his vocation. Check out his honorary mention here On his first professional diving trip in 1947, he took five schoolteachers, one at a time,...