14 November 2015

WestPac 18 May 89

18 May 89 Thursday

Overnight medevac standby on Townshend Island. 60 knot+ winds. India Company was conducting a night boat raid and the boats got flipped by stern waves. One Marine died, he was found too late. Mooch and Mr E launched in the darkness and plucked Marines off the rocks and helped round everyone up. We were too far away to assist, spent the night in the Bell Hotel watching the airspeed indicator flicker around 60 knots. 55.

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