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Home Edition, Sunday News, July 30,1944, Page 24
Seafaring Doctor Calls on a Patient
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Mercy Mission Distress Call is Answered
A seaman aboard a merchant convoy ship is critically ill somewhere in the Mediterranean. In responseto the distress call to Coast Guard destroyer escort, Dr. James W. Todd, Belton, S. C. embarks on mercy mission via boatswain's chair.

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Coast Guardsmen fire a line by Lyle gun across deck of merchant vessel. A breeches buoy will be rigged to transfer the doctor from ship to ship.
In foreground, front to rear:
Coast Guardsman Gustav Peterson, chief boatswain's mate Chicago, Ill;
George S. Drew, chief gunner's mate, Seattle, Wash.; and
Dominic Garofalo, gunner's mate first class, Boston Mass.
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These next pages are not of Vance, but were in good shape so they were scanned
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Plunging into the surf along an almost beachless stretch of the Pacific coastline near Santa Monica, Calif., this Lighting P-38 fighter plane brought its career to an abrupt end. the pilot, Lieut. H. E. Walmer, wo, of Van Nuys, Calif., escaped with slight injuries.

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