A duck hunter learns a lesson in preparedness after his boat gets caught in low tides in the marshes on a cold December day without a reliable means of communication or hunting partner.
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Waterfowl hunting, more popularly known as duck hunting, is a popular winter sport throughout the country. While the activity isn’t widely thought of when referring to boating safety, it’s not a forgotten boating community.
There are so many Coast Guard men and women whose devotion to duty has put them in harm’s way that it would take a lifetime to write-up each and every story. Like many of these selfless Coast Guardsmen, Lt. John A. Pritchard went in harm’s way to save the lives of others only to sacrifice his own.
Today, the Defense Department’s Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command announced that an expedition team – comprised of U.S. Coast Guard servicemembers, scientists and explorers – has produced sufficient evidence that the crash site of the Grumman Duck has been found beneath the ice near Koge Bay, Greenland.
Reflecting on National POW/MIA Recognition Day, it seems a fitting time to take stock of the search for Lt. John Pritchard and Petty Officer First Class Benjamin Bottoms who have been missing in action since World War II. For more than 2 years the Office of Aviation Forces has been hunting for clues to the
Fjords scar the already rugged coast of Southeast Greenland. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dan Bender After the long trip from the states to the Southeast Coast of Greenland the team searching for our missing air crew from World War II took helicopters out to the beautiful but desolate icecap where they made camp.
Kulusuk, Greenland, is the staging point for the team looking for missing World War II Coast Guardsmen. As part of the Coast Guard’s effort to locate a missing World War II air crew, a team has been dispatched to the frozen Greenland ice cap. Getting there was half the battle. The journey to Greenland began
The plane crashed just east of Koge Bay on the south-eastern coast of Greenland. Summer in Greenland is coming to a close and conditions are just right to continue the search for missing World War II heroes Lt. John Pritchard and Petty Officer 1st Class Benjamin Bottoms who have been missing since their J2F Grumman
Next week we anticipate a decision from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command on their plans for the recovery of the Coast Guard crew missing in Greenland since WWII. They’re charged with the heavy task of bringing home all missing military personnel from past conflicts. “The highest priority of the organization is the return of any
Rafid Tuma, one of the Air Pirates to accompany the Coast Guard during it's expedition to Greenland in 2009, discusses what the Air Pirates do, several of their projects and the group's background. The Air Pirates are a crew of about a half-dozen airplane salvage experts who have recovered dozens of aircraft, many of them