B-29 rescue, caught on film
#1

This story is just fantastic. Please watch this video. I am so impressed with the story, and I'm sure you will be too. Thanks for the video, Ray Repasky!

 

An entire crew of a B-29 (12 aviators) was rescued by a US submarine after their plane was shot down in 1944/45 70 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.

 

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player...id=672454611001

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#2

What an amazing story M1. The history of WWII continues to reveal the many heartwarming tales that motivates us in our research and learning.

Thank you,

Colin.

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#3

Truly fascinating. It makes you think about all of those guys in the pictures and videos you see. They are all someone's dad, granddad, uncle, brother, sister etc. . .

Maj Todd O. USMC, Retired
Grandson of LTC John O'Brien
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#4

Thanks LL. Would like to re post this here in England, hope that's ok ..?

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#5

Oh, of course.

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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