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Trooper survivor memorializes Flying Tiger 923 in leather

Paul Stewart of Fisco, Texas surprised three of his fellow survivors with beautiful mementos of Flying Tiger 923. They were in the form of round table coasters etched in leather. The lucky recipients were former paratrooper Gordon Thornsberry of Russellville, … Continue reading

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Life raft story stirs reader responses

We were told repeatedly during the preparation drills, “The life rafts stored in both wings will eject and inflate automatically on impact..” If that were so, what happened to them?   *     *     *     … Continue reading

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Survivor and two rescuers meet in Swiss village of Celerina

A tiny village in the Swiss Alps was the site of a reunion on July 18th of a North Atlantic airplane crash survivor and two of his rescuers. The village of Celerina welcomed Fred Caruso, Pierre-Andre Reymond and Walter Wunderlin who … Continue reading

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Restoration Clubs Keep the Super Constellation Alive

Restoration clubs around the world are beginning to bring the Super Constellation back to life with hard work by a lot of volunteers and funds provided by generous sponsors. A Swiss friend of “Flying Tiger 923”, Peter W. Frey, an … Continue reading

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Robert Eldred: “The hand of God was at the controls of the plane.”

Retired Army Captain Robert C. Eldred was one of the 17 survivors evacuated from the Swiss rescue ship Celerina by RAF Helicopter. He was interviewed on the tarmac of the new Cork Airport as rescue teams transported the injured to … Continue reading

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Flying Tiger 923 and the Raging North Atlantic – A Video

Taken in the same area of the North Atlantic on the afternoon of the very day of the demise of Flying Tiger 923 (Sept. 22-23, 1962), a 19-year-old crew member of the rescue ship Celerina, Pierre Andre Reymond took a two … Continue reading

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Reader memories stirred by website stories

Reader comments suggest the value of this effort: *     *     *     *     * Barbara Murray,  barbaramurray63@hotmail.com Hi there! I am Barbara Murray, daughter of John Murray. What an amazing story! And you know my dad and mom never really explained … Continue reading

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