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The rescue of Brigadier General Nathan Twining and his party of 14 who had been adrift in the Coral Sea for 5 days after their B-17 aircraft was forced to ditch, 1 Feb 1943. Note PBY Catalina of Patrol Squadron VP-91

Caption   The rescue of Brigadier General Nathan Twining and his party of 14 who had been adrift in the Coral Sea for 5 days after their B-17 aircraft was forced to ditch, 1 Feb 1943. Note PBY Catalina of Patrol Squadron VP-91 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy
Identification Code   W-SUR-56-37720
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Photos on Same Day 1 Feb 1943
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 1 Jan 2006

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
12 Aug 2015 06:07:45 PM

BGen Twining was commanding an Army air group on a combat mission in the Solomon Islands are when his B-17E (s/n 41-2403) made a forced landing during darkness on 27 Jan 1943. A member of the plane crew can be seen in the water bringing a tow line out to a raft. The rest of BGen Twining’s party were Col Glen C Jamison of Washington, DC; Maj HC Seashoals of Cleveland, OH; Lt Edward T Brown of Nashville, TN; Lt Edward W Durant of Charleston, SC; and Sgt Wilbur A Rathbun of Powland, NY. The two PBYs of VP-91 were flown by Lt Robert Feddern, USNR and Lt Samuel I Ogden, USNR.

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