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Refusal of US to Require Lights Weighed as Factor in Airliner Death Toll By Richard Witkin for wire services From the New York Times The role played by a flashlight in the rescue of survivors of the airliner crash in … Continue reading
YouTube Video: Flying Tiger 923 and Raging North Atlantic Gale force winds whipped the icy North Atlantic some 500 miles off the west coast of Ireland. Ocean swells rose up to 35 feet high and waves between 10 to 15 … Continue reading
A Memorial Poem For the “Big Bird” Flying Tiger Flight 923 By Garret Ahern, Dublin, Ireland ‘Big Bird’ Out from New Jersey, Big bird spreading wings, Trundling east-ward, in War-cold nineteen-sixty-two. Three-score souls and ten- Or more aboard, Service by … Continue reading
Former Flying Tiger flight attendant Carol Ann Gould will attend the 2012 Flying Tiger Pilots Association annual convention at Monterey, California on May 10 through 12. She has attended their annual convention a number of times in the past and … Continue reading
Our friend and fellow Flying Tiger survivor, Sammy Vasquez of Phoenix, Arizona, sent us two group photos taken aboard the Celerina on the final leg of the journey, following the airlift of 17 to Ireland. We have been able to … Continue reading
“She asked us, as a routine precaution to get our life jackets out of our seat pockets. Miss Simms and her three assistants, Carol Ann Gould, Jacqueline Brotman and Ruth Mudd, helped us into the life jackets and led us through ditching … Continue reading
“Then I had an inspiration. I went back to the cockpit for a flashlight. By that time the water in the cabin was waist deep. No one else was in the plane. Again at the back door, I was swept out to … Continue reading