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H.M.S. Dark Water. A British mine sweeper that heard the Feb 17, 1945 crash of the B24 "Blood and Guts" into the channel. They rescued all four of the men who had parachuted out. The remaining crew members did not have a chance to jump prior to the crash. Charles Minor Frank was the last man pulled from the water after floating 30 min. A British soldier dove into the icy water to hold Charlie's head above water as Charlie was losing consciousness. My father never knew this British soldier's name and wished he did so he could thank him. I do too.



  • 42-51149

    B-24 Liberator
    Ditched in North Sea after mission recall, 17 February 1945. MACR 16087


Date Contributor Update
22 July 2021 15:52:20 Mary Kay Armstrong Created entry with collection and caption

Mary Kay Frank Armstrong