This Day in Coast Guard History – July 12

Monday, July 12, 2010

1953- Coast Guard aircraft and surface craft of the Search and Rescue Group at Wake Island joined with a large naval task unit in conducting an intensive search for a Transocean Air Lines DC-6 aircraft last reported about 300 miles east of Wake Island.  The scene of the crash was located, and 14 bodies were recovered.

(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)
 

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