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WW II Rescue

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by Mrs Glockrunner, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Mrs Glockrunner

    Mrs Glockrunner

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    This is worth watching . . . only about 2.5 mins. An entire crew of a B-29 (12 aviators) was rescued by a US submarine after their plane was shot down in 1945, seventy miles off the coast of Japan. The entire rescue was filmed in color video but then sat in a guy's closet until now.

    This is a story from a Denver TV station of one of those rescued aviators to whom the video was delivered. It also shows their transfer to another submarine that is likely headed back to port before the one that accomplished the rescue.

    Can you imagine 65 yrs AFTER your own rescue, you get to watch it on film?

    (There's a short message before the film clip.)
  2. chaplain 31

    chaplain 31

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    Nov 3, 2011
    IMO the greatest weapon of WWII was the value we placed on INDIVIDUAL lives. Our willingness to expend great effort, rescources and even expose ourselves to great risk to rescue, recover, or restore individuals set us apart from the people we were fighting. That attitude, more than anything else lead to final victory.