World: Canteen Can Do

Major Milton R. Knight of San Angelo, Tex. had just parachuted from an exploding B-29 off the Marianas. His life jacket would not inflate. Exquisitely balancing the principles of survival and buoyancy, Knight drank half the water in his canteen, poured out the rest, stoppered it and tied it to his belt. It was still helping him float more than three hours later when a Navy surface vessel picked him up.

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