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! Readers have clocked some 87,000 views, raising Flying Tiger 923 from the darkness of Cold War history to a true present-day reality.
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