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Photo #: 80-G-23357
Aviation Radioman 3rd Class Douglas M. Cossitt (right) and
Aviation Radioman 1st Class W.A. Miller
At Naval Air Station, Alameda, California, 4 September 1942.
ARM3c Cossitt, then assigned to Torpedo Squadron Six from USS Enterprise (CV-6), spent seventeen days in a liferaft after his TBD-1 torpedo plane ditched on 4 June 1942. The plane's pilot was Machinist Albert W. Winchell. Recovered by a Patrol Squadron 24 PBY on 21 June, some 360 miles northward of Midway, they were the last of the downed Battle of Midway aviators to be rescued.
ARM1c Miller was a survivor of the Battle of Coral Sea.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.
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22 March 1999