This is a memorial to to all of those who lived through the crash, all of those who perished and to the hundreds of others who gave their time and skills in locating and rescuing the survivors.
We are speaking of the little-known story of the emergency ditching of Flying Tiger Flight 923, which occured in the dark of night during a raging storm in the cold North Atlantic Ocean. Seventy six persons were aboard. Twenty eight passengers and crew (including a mother and her two children) perished, while an unbelievable 48 survived the crash and three-day storm. Happening just three weeks before the peak of the Cuban Missile Crisis, during the most volatile days of the Cold War, there was never an official memorial and barely an acknowledgement of the Flying Tiger 923 disaster! As a result, very few people even heard about it at the time.
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Now, more than 50 years later, you can view the entire drama. Welcome to our excusive club! Viewers like you are raising Flying Tiger 923 from the darkness of Cold War history to a true present-day reality.
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Thank you as always for keeping the flame alive!
i WAS ON Board THE HMCS BONAVENTURE DURING THE RESCUE at SEA. i WAS
STEAMING # 3 Boiler Room when full speed was required. I was not a informed what .was
the reason for speed was needed until my shift was completed.my watch.
I’d love to talk some time!
Being more specific…
For my upcoming book, while I’ve got lots of info about what occurred on-board the Celerina,
I’ve got very little regarding the St. Bonaventure. I’d love to fill in this gap.
Harry Benson was my uncle and was very young when the crash occurred. I do remember when my mom received word that he was rescued safely. Unfortunately Harry died in 1973 from cancer. He was quite an adventurer that always sent mom postcards from all over the world. He always wanted to be a travel guide agent to show people the fantastic places he visited during his travels.