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Manchester, England: GV 'MANCHESTER SHIPPER' along ship canal. SV Pan From Quayside to name on ship. CU Captain William Downing speaks:-(Nat.sd.) SV Staff Sgt. Speers being assisted onto stretcher, on deck of ship. SV Captain Downing shaking hands with Speers. CU Speers on stretcher being carried off ship.
CU Captain William Downing Speaks:-"When the lifeboat returned to the ship Mr. Fielding had one survivor on board, his name was Speers, this man was in an exhausted condition, and when I spoke to him he told me he left the plane shortly after hitting the water & he'd been in a dinghy for 10 hours, until a lifeboat was dropped by one of the Aircraft searching around & it was one hour before he was picked up by us. I was very pleased to be able to say That at least we saved one."
Airforce - Active; Disasters and Accidents; Ships and Boats; Personalities - Miscellaneous; Great Britain
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