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Discussion in '388th BG - Knettishall' started by RSwank, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. RSwank

    RSwank Well-Known Member

    Noticed the passing of both John Moses Russell and Vincent Muffoletto.

    http://buffalonews.com/2016/09/26/vincent-j-muffoletto-93-cpa-wwii-veteran/

    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/redding/obituary.aspx?n=john-russell&pid=183645999

    http://www.americanairmuseum.com/aircraft/10345

    Some of you may remember that we had a long thread in the "old" forum about this crash. It told the story of the rescue by a fisherman of John Russell from the Baltic. The fisherman wrote up this experience for his family, in particular, he remembered the man he rescued was named "Russel". The fisherman's son contacted a German researcher who contacted me. I tracked down both Russell and Muffoletto and German Television did a documentary, re-enacting the Russell rescue and then filming the meeting between the fisherman's son and John Russell in Redding, CA.

    http://archive.redding.com/news/giv...man-who-saved-him-ep-375689399-354789091.html


    http://www.das-war-rostock.de/artikel/48354_2012-10-12_die-ganz-grosse-geschichte/

    http://www.ndr.de/kultur/geschichte/chronologie/deinfeindundhelfer103.html

    http://programm.ard.de/TV/ndrfsnds/dein-feind-und-helfer/eid_282268873011491
     
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  2. BMBazooka

    BMBazooka Well-Known Member

    Is there any chance to view the documentary?
     
  3. RSwank

    RSwank Well-Known Member

    After broadcasting the show, NDR put it out on CD/DVD. I don't know if those are still available. I don't think they every put it on-line, e.g. youtube etc. Too bad, as they did an excellent job with the story.
     

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