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Old November 04, 2013, 10:24   #1
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B29 crash/rescue 1945

For those of us that enjoy such.

WWII memory

RESCUED BY SUBMARINE - 1945 - FILM FOUND 65 YEARS LATER


To find the film after 65 years is amazing enough, but for the plane to crash right near the sub.... heaven would have to have been looking out for those young men. Read the short note before viewing the clip.

Worth watching... About 2.5 minutes.

An entire crew of a B-29 -- 12 aviators -- was rescued by a US submarine after their plane was shot down in 1945, 70 miles off the coast of Japan. The entire rescue was filmed in color, but 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/...d=672454611001

Personal note;
Mom had a cousin that rode the navigators seat on a B29. He narrowly missed
being KIA when he left his seat to get some charts. Piece of flak took out his section of the plane a few seconds after he left.
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Old November 04, 2013, 14:26   #2
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Very cool, thanks for sharing. Any idea what sub did the rescuing?

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What I found says it was the USS Pintado here http://www.eaa.org/news/2010/2010-12-16_b29.asp
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What I found says it was the USS Pintado here http://www.eaa.org/news/2010/2010-12-16_b29.asp
Looks like you are correct, she was on her 5th patrol.

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