B-24 pilot finally gets to thank his rescuer.

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  1. v2

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    Harold Strub, right, flew an Air Force rescue plane that picked up B-24 Pilot Loren Corliss, left, and seven other men from a Philippine Island on December 22, 1944. Corliss and his men had been hiding in the jungle for 45 days before Strub flew in and picked them up. Corliss never had a chance to thank Strub on that day, and learned last week, after 65 years, that the both of them have been living in Wichita for decades. The two finally met on Thursday.
    Read more: B-24 pilot finally gets to thank his rescuer | Local | Wichita Eagle
     
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    :salute: Read that with goosebumps.
     
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    Wow... life is full of little miracles. Great story, thanks for posting. :)
     
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    Fantastic story...thanks for sharing!
     
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    Great ! Thanks Dominic.
     
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    Thank you for posting. :)

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    Very cool! Thanks for the link!
     
  8. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
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    Great to hear, thanks for sharing.
     
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    I think it's wonderful that the man finally got to meet his rescuer and thank him, too. Awesome!
    This is what I really love about my interest in history: The personal, individual stories.
    Thanks for sharing the link and the story. Love it! :thumbleft: :thumbright:
     
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    #10 vikingBerserker, Jul 15, 2010
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    NICE! Great find!
     
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