Rescue at Wewak, by Hilarie Lindsay

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Rescue at Wewak, by Hilarie Lindsay
Subtitled 'An eyewitness account by crew members of Catalina A24-92 in World War II'
Published by Ansay in 2000, 32 pages. Large A4 size booklet (S6693YWSO)

Signed by Hilaire and Phil Lindsay with an inscription on the first inside page, reading 'To Margaret, Happy Christmas 20/11/200, Phil Lindsay and Hilaire, Good health and happiness in 2001'

It was early on the morning of November 10th 1944 that the SOS came through. Three American B-25 bombers had been shot down during a raid on the japanese base at Wewak on New Guinea, and the crew of one of the aircraft had survived, and were now huddled in a dinghy close to death. An ai-sea rescue seemed impossible, but the crew of a Royal Australian Air Force Catalina based at Madang, almost 2 hours away, decided to give it a go....

This book tells the fascinating story of that rescue attempt, and is illustrated throughout with several photographs

Condition of the book is generally good. The cover has some minor scuffs and blemishes, and some light nibbling along the edges, but the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound
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