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Rescue Buoys in the English Channel

Discussion in 'Information Requests' started by wilconqr, May 3, 2007.

  1. Jan7

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    Onboard of German U-boats?


    Dear friends of Forum:

    Do you know if the german U-Boats have a similar system or almost a rescue buoy onboard?.

    At I know, in the beginning of the WW2, this devices are retirated....



    Jan.
     
  2. Birdymckee

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    I have personally seen and inspected a German WW II "Airman Rescue Buoy" and have had the opportunity to both board and investigate her. The 'rescue buoy' is not a myth and is settle in fact. The remaining German 'Life/Rescue Buoy," that can be seen and boarded is located in Brikenhead, England, where it has been for the past 60+ years.
     
  3. sniper1946

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    found this pic.. ​

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  4. GRW

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    I recently saw a wartime British movie- might have been One of Our aircraft is missing- where the RAF crew board one of those, capture the Germans already using it, and then get rescued by an MTB.
     
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    On Youtube there is a movie, We Dive At Dawn, starring John Mills. In the film the British submarine discovers a German rescue float with three downed German pilots. I am not sure if the float is a real one captured during the war or just one built for the movie, but it provides a good look at the outside and inside of the float.
     
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    I think it was a genuine one, Charles. Not sure if it was British or German originally though.
     
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