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Burial At Sea.

Unread post by capt.dan » July 16th, 2017, 7:29 am

If this don't bring a tear to your eyes, not much will.


BURIAL AT SEA 72 YEARS AGO: A touching and stark reminder that Freedom isn't Free

This is footage you'll see only once in a lifetime. Imagine being there to witness it.  It is about a sea burial you may not have read about: On November 5, 1944, Loyce Deen's squadron participated in a raid on Manila where his plane was hit multiple times by anti-aircraft fire while attacking a Japanese cruiser. Loyce Edward Deen, an Aviation Machinist Mate 2nd Class, USNR, a gunner on a TBM Avenger, was killed. The  Avenger's pilot, Lt. Robert Cosgrove, managed to return to his carrier, the USS Essex. Both Deen and the plane had been shot up so badly that it was decided to leave him in the plane. It is the only time in U.S. Navy history (and probably U.S. military history) that an aviator was buried in his aircraft after being killed in action. 

   http://loyceedeen.webstarts.com/uploads/GoingHome.mp4
 
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