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WWII: U.S. Defense: Life Rafts

Mary Doig demonstrates how the latest type life raft is handled in New Bedford, Massachusetts on May 11, 1943. Beside the raft is the equipment, to be tied securely in canvas bags aboard the raft. Signal pistol with flares, sea fluid to attract a rescuing plane, drinking water, Army ration food are part of the equipment, plus flashlight, knife, whistle, first aid kit, repair and fishing kits, paulin for shade, oars and mast for sail, hand pump, bailing bucket, twine, and a sea anchor. The gas bottle near base of the mast has a large black ball attached to it. This black ball releases the gas valve, when pulled, and the raft inflates in a matter of seconds. (AP Photo)

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May 11, 1943 12:00:00 AM
June 28, 2011 03:45:35 PM
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Sitting Smiling Holding Lifeboat Transportation
New Bedford, MASSACHUSETTS, United States
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