Rescue operation for Australian prisoners of war after sinking of a Japanese prison ship; survivors helped aboard submarine
Philippines Date:1944, September 15 Duration:1 min 19 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Australian prisoners of war rescued at sea near the Philippines by crews of USS Sealion (SS-315) and USS Pampanito (SS-383) submarines. The survivors had been aboard the Rakuyo Maru, a Japanese prison ship that was sunk by U.S. forces (including the Sealion and Pampanito). Crew members on deck of the submarine. Other crew members in the sea assiting the survivors who cling to wrecked parts of the ship. Survivors adrift with life belt. Crew members pull them aboard. Exhausted survivors on the deck. They are covered with fuel oil. Crew members clean off the fuel oil.
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