Australian prisoners of war at sea rescued and the survivors helped aboard by U.S. submarine crew members in Philippines.
Philippines Date:1944, September 15 Duration:2 min 27 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Rescue team members on the deck of a U.S. submarine (both USS Sealion (SS-315) and USS Pampanito (SS-383) participated in the rescue) . Crew members carry Australian survivors found clinging to wrecked parts of the Rakuyo Maru, a Japanese prison ship, that had been carrying the prisoners. The Rakuyo Maru had been torpedoed by U.S. submarines including these same rescue ships, days earlier. Exhausted survivors pulled on deck with the help of rescue line. They are covered with fuel oil. Men help the survivors aboard. Crew members with other survivors on the submarine.
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