Vintage newsreel on the anniversary of the Airforce Rescue operations.

Rescue of Nathan Farragut Twining is shown. He was Chief-of-Staff of the Army Air Forces in the South Pacific in 1942-43. In January 1943, he was forced down at sea and was adrift at sea for six days. He was promoted to Major General in 1943 and commanded the 13th Air Force and in July became commander, Air Forces, Southwest Pacific. In 1944-45, he was Commanding General of the 15th Air Force in Italy and of the Allied Strategic Air Forces in the Mediterranean. He ended World War II as commander of the 20th Air Force. In 1953-57 he served as Chief of Staff of the Air Force and from 1957 to 1960 as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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