Members of the Coast Guard, volunteers, and surviving family members attended a memorial ceremony in Greenland in August to commemorate the lives of Lt. John Pritchard, Petty Officer First Class Benjamin Bottoms, and U.S. Army Air Corps Cpl. Loren Howarth. A plaque was permanently installed outside the Kulusuk Airport.
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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
Lt. Pritchard prepares for takeoff. (Coast Guard photo) In our first post in this series, we gave you an overview of the crash of the Grumman Duck in Greenland during WWII and the efforts to find the missing crew. The effort to recover the two MIA Coast Guardsmen is exciting all by itself but there
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.