Photo #: NH 41766
USS Roe (DD-418)
Rescues crewmen of a U.S. Army Air Forces B-29 who had been adrift in the Pacific Ocean for eleven days, 14 December 1944. The men were brought aboard from the two rubber life rafts visible alongside Roe amidships. Their plane crashed at sea following a 3 December 1944 mission against the Japanese mainland.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.
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Image posted 14 February 2006