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Boomer
03-02-2011, 01:21 PM
http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid34762914001?bctid=672454611001

An entire crew of a B-29 (12 aviators) was rescued by a US submarine after their plane was shot down in 1944, 570 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.


"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." --

cubsfan47
03-02-2011, 01:28 PM
Wow. Thanks.

Bonnie
03-02-2011, 01:35 PM
Wow, I bet that video took him right back there. Incredible that that was caught on film (color no less) and that the film looks so good.

Chuck
03-02-2011, 01:52 PM
http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid34762914001?bctid=672454611001

An entire crew of a B-29 (12 aviators) was rescued by a US submarine after their plane was shot down in 1944, 570 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.


"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." --

That's awesome Matt!!

I'm going to steal your closing comment for my FB status today.. just to let you know. :D

Rev
03-02-2011, 01:52 PM
Boomer, I have been on this forum for a while now, and have read alot of posts, but this has got to be one of the greatest I have ever come across. An amazing story!!! I trully love our service men and women and thank you all for your service. WOW!

Llamafighter
03-02-2011, 03:38 PM
amazing

flo
03-02-2011, 07:04 PM
What a story, thanks Boomer. Great footage, isn't it? And it's in remarkable condition after being stored casually all these years.

Gosh, what are the odds that they ALL would be rescued?? Great story!

Spiritwalker
03-02-2011, 07:27 PM
Very great!!! Thanks for sharing..

Did you know the last Amercian WW I vet died this week. He was 110 years old.. can you imagine what he had actually sw.. the changes in this country... I actaully teared up a bit reading about it...

I read about it on CNN but I can not find the story anymore...

He was captured by the Japanese while working on a merchant vessal... held for 6 (?) years... and this was after being a decorated WW I vet...

Miss Foxy
03-02-2011, 07:48 PM
Very great!!! Thanks for sharing..

Did you know the last Amercian WW I vet died this week. He was 110 years old.. can you imagine what he had actually sw.. the changes in this country... I actaully teared up a bit reading about it...

I read about it on CNN but I can not find the story anymore...

He was captured by the Japanese while working on a merchant vessal... held for 6 (?) years... and this was after being a decorated WW I vet...

http://articles.cnn.com/2011-02-27/us/wwi.veteran.death_1_frank-buckles-susannah-buckles-flanagan-veterans?_s=PM:US

flo
03-02-2011, 07:53 PM
Spirit, there is also a documentary that will be released this year about him, Pershing's Last Patriot. (http://pershingslastpatriot.com/frank/)