USS Trathen (DD-530) approaches and transfers captured Japanese pilot to USS Sangamon (CVE-26).
Philippine Sea Date:1944, October 17 Duration:1 min 3 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Plane handlers lounge on flight deck of USS Sangamon (CVE-26) and eat ice cream. U.S. Navy Destroyer USS Trathen (DD-530) approaches and transfers wounded Japanese fighter pilot to USS Sangamon (CVE-26) via breeches buoy. (The guns of the USS Trathen had shot his plane down). Japanese pilot received on USS Sangamon and transferred to stretcher.
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