On June 11th, Commander Joseph E. Deer, (Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Air Station Detroit) was the speaker at the GCC London noon meeting. His presentation told the story of how a WWII U.S. Coast Guard aircrew, flying a J2F4 Grumman Duck, completed a dramatic rescue of two airman from a b-17 using methods never before attempted. This daring crew attempted a follow up rescue the next day only to disappear on the Greenland icecap never to be heard from again. The presentation went on to detail an exhumation plan for the aircraft and the three WWII veterans on board to be carried out during the months of July and August 2014.
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For more details on Commander Deer’s presentation and the Coast Guard plan, please click on the video link below.