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Old 11th March 2017, 20:52
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Re: 29/01/44 :B-25 victims of Friendly Fire

The book "The Big E" also mentions this incident
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Re: 29/01/44 :B-25 victims of Friendly Fire

The War Diary for the USS Gatling describes the incident and names the men rescued. Also mentions that all but "Churington" had shrapnel wounds. It identifies the plane and the base it was operating from.
It mentions that the incident happened shortly before sunset.

At 20:00 it gives its position as: 07 49 00 N, 170 16 30 E. Weather was clear and seas were calm.

It mentions that several navy planes had crashed during takeoff at sunrise for the raids that day, due to rain. They had rescued a navy torpedo bomber crew at that time who were flying off the Yorktown.

The link for those with fold3 access:
https://www.fold3.com/image/251/272169842
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