Gallant four remembered 40 years on

Two men in dissimilar uniforms carry a wreath past standing people, some in uniform and some in civilian dress.
U.S. Coast Guard Lieutenant-Commander John Filipowicz (left) and Royal Canadian Air Force Captain Pete Wright present a wreath in honour of the four aircrew members of Aircraft 1432 who lost their lives while responding to an emergency situation 40 years ago. PHOTO: U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicole Groll, icnp2019-02-25-capecodevent

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A recent memorial service held at United States Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod honoured the crew of aircraft HH-3F Pelican 1432, who died on February 18, 1979, after launching for a medical emergency involving a fisherman from Japanese fishing boat “Kaisei Maru.”

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