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
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If you’ve been following our coverage of the search for two missing World War II-era Coast Guardsmen you know that the Coast Guard sent a team to Greenland last September to search for the crash site. Their journey began at Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., where they boarded an HC-130J and flew into the tiny
During World War II two Coast Guard aviators died in Greenland attempting to rescue a downed B-17 crew. Their bodies were never recovered but 67 years later the search is on and investigators are hot on the case, hopeful to bring the missing heroes home next year.