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To find the film after 65 years is amazing enough, but for the plane to crash right near the sub.... IT'S AN AMAZING STORY and 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 video, 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."

Can you imagine 65 years AFTER your own rescue, you get to watch it on film?


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Very cool!
 

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It would be mind-blowing, but how cool would it be! I would love to see some video footage of experiences of my time spent overseas.......
 

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I can't get the video for some reason. Which Denver station was it?
 

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Shame it wasn't found sooner, I doubt if all the crew is still alive.
 
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I wa out there at that time - early 1945. There was a lot of B29s going to Tokyo than and Iwo Jima was vital to their survival. We had submarines watching out for them as well as any opportunity to sink anything left of the Japanese navy. Those were tough sorrowful times.
 

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Not only amazing, but it must be spooky at age 85 to see yourself surviving a crash at age 20.

WOW...beats the hell outta de' jevu!
 

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After watching that, I figure it's un-American not to get goose-bumps, throat lumps, and eyes watered. I'm guilty of all three and damn proud of it!

Thanks a ton, Gbus!
 

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That is an amazing story, thats for sharing!
 

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I was out there at that time - early 1945...

...Those were tough sorrowful times.
But the world is a better place with you, and countless others, having served then.

Thank you, sir, for your service during World War II and during the Korean War.
 
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What a great post...thanks so much...it really touched me!!
 

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Wow! Talk about being in the right place at the right time. I love when little pieces of history like this surface after so many years. I think it really helps us younger generations to make a "human" connection with events that are often otherwise relegated to museums and history books. Thanks for the link.
 
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