Several hours later the contact was lost and Earhart tried to land the Lockheed on the water. The Itasca began a rescue attempt immediately and the search continued for weeks, nothing was found. On Jan. 5, 1939, Earhart and Noonan were declared legally dead (Anna1). Many believed that the Electra aircraft Earhart and Noonan were flying was ditched or crashed nearly 22,000 miles. Only three weeks short of her 40th birthday, Earhart disappeared and her story became legend
LOST in the Pacific, 1942 The book my report is over is " LOST in the PACIFIC, 1942" ,the author of said book is Tod Olson. This is a true story of survival that captivated a nation at war. This takes place during World War II, October 21, 1942. A group of World War II soldiers crash landed a B-171 bomber in the pacific and were left to survive with no food or water on tiny inflatable rafts. The water was shark invested and was close to near enemy territory.
The passengers adrift faced cold water, drowning, exhaustion, or no life jacket. After a few hours, 10 ships, trawlers, fishing boats and torpedo boats came to rescue the passengers, some were unconscious but alive. Some were far beyond alive. The admiralty were quick to blame turner, but they provided no escort for Lucy or anti sub patrols. Turner avoided blame.
They also damaged 23 carriers, five battleships, nine cruisers, 23 destroyers and 27 other ships. American casualties amounted to 738 killed and another 1,300 wounded as the result of those attacks. Takashi Ine died on a Kamikaze mission near Okinawa in 1945. He was 20-years-old. Ryouta did not die.
All 269 civilians died from the crash where it landed in the area near Japan. This situation caused chills and many tensions in the cold war. The incident that killed 269 people had no survivors and everyone did their best to figure out why. Many reporters did many research and some even had the tape of the pilot talking to the home base and the tape of the pilots talking in the Korean airline 007. The tape of the Korean plane was 30 minutes long and it played when the airplane
Summer Reading Assignment: Lord of the Flies As the world commemorates 25 years since the end of the Second World War, people all around the world recognize and condemn the atrocious activities that occurred, and offer their support to the victims of the genocide. However, there is one particular person who was not prey to the Holocaust or the horrific activities of the Nazis under the rule of Hitler; rather he is a survivor of a unique event occurring at the same time as World War 2. General Jack Merridew, now 37, is one of many boys stranded on an uncharted island without adults after a plane crash at the dawn of World War 2. Now, 25 years later, Jack shares his story and his extraordinary experience. Being an instinctual
That was a big mistake we ever made. Within miles from Berlin the antiaircraft guns started firing and we were hopeless. We haven’t made it to Berlin and we are taking heavy losses. Ten of our 50 bombers are shot down, that is 100 of men we already loss and we haven’t made it to our mission. Within seconds our B-17 was hit, the rightmost engine was blown off as if someone came up and took it.
The tanks shot at him five times at point blank range, and five times Coolidge dodged them and made a fool of their efforts. “It would later be reported that Coolidge and his men killed 26 Germans and wounded 60 others in that battle that day, but because of the enemy’s superior armor, eventually Coolidge was forced to direct a withdrawal — making sure to be the last to leave the position.” (Jessica Bliss) For this exact moment, Coolidge was awarded the Medal of Honor and he became Tennessee’s bravest
She landed in Honolulu 15 hours later. She fueled up and attempted to take off for Howland Island on March 20, 1937. The plane was loaded with fuel and lurched on the attempted take off, causing the landing gear to collapse and a wing to tear open. The plane and crew had to return to California for repairs. Two months later, the crew tried again.
Did you know Lyndon B. Johnson was saved by his bladder. While Johnson was serving in WWII he was on a plane ready to go but then got off to go to the bathroom. While in the bathroom the plane left without him and later that day that plane crashed during the mission and all lives were lost. Not only was Johnson a lucky man but a great president as well. He helped lead America through some rough times.