World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE SEAS: The Lovely Dumbos

One of the incredible things about Americans, according to the Japanese, is the great trouble and expense they endure to rescue one man. But to Americans a comrade's life is more than a unit of supply. To save a life they frequently tie up many valuable ships, daily risk planes and submarines. Some recent examples:

¶ A B-29 left Osaka with two engines severely damaged; the crew bailed out near Sofu Gan, 350 miles off the Japanese coast. Three planes (two PBYs, a B17) which were near by to spot such trouble...

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