One of the comments under this story was that it was a PBY that found the survivors of the USS Indianapolis. Interesting to me since I had just finished reading "Abandon Ship" abaout the sinking of the USS Indianapolis. Actually 2 PBY's on patrol found them. Both landed in 12 foot swells. One damaged on landing too bad to fly, but was able to give a safe haven to swimmers in the water. The other took injured on board and was able to take off. Damn fine aircraft, and pilots. IMOtinman said:For any of y'all that may be from the Fort Worth area here is a bit of history that not many have heard:
Make sure to click on the "See More" button, where the initial text ends, to see the entire explanation of this event along with some very interesting comments.