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Air-Sea

Rescue Operations


During the Pacific war, under the auspices of the Submarine Lifeguard League, eighty-eight American submarines made one hundred and four war patrols during which air-sea rescue operations resulting in the recovery of aviation personnel were conducted. A total of five hundred and twenty-one aviators were rescued: two hundred and forty-one from the U. S. Navy, two hundred and fifty-nine from the U. S. Army Air Forces, five from the U. S. Marine Corps, and sixteen from the Royal Navy.

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