Higgins Boat drop


Planes of the 4th
Higgins Boat drop

SB-17 44-85746 was capable of dropping a Higgins lifeboat.   Remnants of the boat and rigging are still strewn about the upper debris field.


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Photos below are of an airdrop sequence exhibit I photographed at McChord AFB museum 2001:

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