PBY Catalina crew rescues Brigadier General Nathan T. Wining after the ditching of B-17E Flying Fortress 41-2403
(AP news caption) Brig Gen. Twining Rescued from Sea: On the shoulders of a crewman from the PBY plane that rescued him from the Coral Sea Feb. 3, Brig Gen. N. F. Twining is carried ashore at a South Pacific base. Twining, commanding general of the 13th Air Force and 14 outhers spent six nights and five days on two life rafts after their plane was forced down whe it ran out of gas while on a combat mission"
Credit: AP Date: February 3, 1943
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