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Tag Archives: Flying Tiger 923
22,399 — That was the total number of viewings of the Flying Tiger Flight 923 memorial web site made by individuals from all over the globe. That was the total through the end of December 2012. The website statistical monitor … Continue reading →
The Incredible Sighting of the Ditching Location Still safe in the cabin, not far above water, frightened passengers and crew were waiting for the final signal. They were waiting in a darkened cabin, waiting for word from Captain Murray. Then … Continue reading →
Three events in West Cork, Ireland commemorated the 50th Anniversary of Flying Tiger 923: ++*Friday, 21 September 2012, 8-9 p.m., at the Bantry Library “Culture Night 2012,” in Bantry. This was a book reading and public discussion in the library conference … Continue reading →
Sergeant First Class Alfred Bodung was one of the 17 survivors airlifted to Cork hospitals by helicopter from the Celerina off Galley Head point. The Cork Examiner reported his story: “Sergeant First Class Alfred Bodung, 35, married, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, who … Continue reading →
Some survivors wrote letters to describe the crash of Flying Tiger 923. One such letter was written the day following the disaster, September 24, 1962, while still at sea aboard the Swiss rescue ship, The Celerina. Pvt. Fred Caruso, newly graduated … Continue reading →
Sgt. John and Mrs. Helga Groves The close friend who drove the couple to McGuire Air Force Base that day, September 23, 1962, says “I feel the pain of the loss of this very good friend to this day after … Continue reading →
Thirty seven pages, single sided, in 1962. How big would this report be today, 50 years later? A complete copy of the “Aircraft Accident Report by the Civil Aeronautics Board,” released September 13, 1963 is available here in Adobe PDF … Continue reading →
The Flying Tiger crash was not your typical disaster in many ways, beginning with the fact that it was not simply a big bang crash, but was a disaster drawn out for many hours and even into days! The drama … Continue reading →