|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|
|Photos on Same Day||1 Feb 1943|
|Added By||David Stubblebine|
|Added Date||1 Jan 2006|
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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 Twiningâ€™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.