Historian and author Andrew Jampoler talks about his book [Adak: The Rescue of Alfa Foxtrot ], in which he chronicles the crash of a crew. Alfa Foxtrot , a U. S. Navy P-3C ocean surveillance and anti-submarine plane on The plane and the 15 men aboard had departed the Adak Naval Station in the a ship so that Alfa Foxtrot could set up a ditch leading to quick rescue. Book Cover: ADAK: The Rescue of Alfa Foxtrot by Andy Jampoler. Facebook · Twitter; Pinterest; Google + · Email. Book Cover: ADAK: The Rescue of Alfa.

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Buzz Park rated it really liked it Oct 31, Thank you for using the catalog. Carter curled his RC into a search pattern of ever-expanding circles. A second raft, terribly overcrowded, soon begins to leak. With that briefing, their reindoctrination to U.

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No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. Through a porthole ten feet behind Grigsby, Lt. Almost everything else beneath the station’s distinguishing rotating beacon would have been dark under the first deck of overhanging clouds. From overhead, they could see again how the naval station’s two short runways were shoehorned in between Kuluk Bay, Mount Moffett, and Tacan Hill on the island’s northeast corner, five miles south of the abandoned World War II airfield on Clam Lagoon.

Alra of the scariest stories I’ve ever read, and it’s all true. Adak was still miles away – a distance they clearly couldn’t make.

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Only Grigsby and Flow were on their second. Surfacing, he saw Grigsby still astride the fuselage.

Peter Cressy, executive officer of Grigsby’s squadron, to learn about their Jerry’s last moments. Grigsby’s first squadron tour had been in Patrol Squadron 50 in the late s, where at first he flew the ponderous, boat-hulled Martin P-5M2 Marlin seaplane.


Adak : the rescue of Alfa Foxtrot

Ball figured that Grigsby had been up there, counting his men, disregarding marrow-deep drives for self-preservation, until he could be reasonably sure he was the last to leave. Five men, taking turns in the three flight station seats, two pilots’ and one flight engineer’s, would take the aircraft out and bring it home.

Clearing it away, he plodded to the left hatch, where crewmen Howard Moore and Randall Rodriguez were struggling to free the plane’s third raft.

After President Bush had breakfast with the crew of the Navy reconnaissance plane retained in China, he held a photo…. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Also included in that number were the or so officers and enlisted men of the rotating patrol squadron, who would deploy to the island while their families remained behind. We got him out and revived him. Washington and Moscow p. You will learn a lot about anti-submarine warfare, the military history of the Aleutians, and the intricacies of the P3-C Orion along the I really enjoyed this.

Flow asked if anybody had seen Miller, Nobody had. During the next six weeks, the crew’s officers and enlisted sensor operators could expect to go into the Tactical Support If, a complex of interconnected, windowless vans that resembled a small and claustrophobic trailer park, thirty or forty times, perhaps even more often.

Earl and Miriam Selby. The flight crew’s desperate battle to survive is told with the authority, drama, and sensitivity that only someone with the author’s background could provide. Foxrot overflew that spot.

For a few seconds it appeared to be within Grigsby’s reach; then rising swells blocked sight of him. American intelligence collection units in the air and on the ground, focused intently on the aircraft and on the response its flight was expected to stimulate, would record everything the Russians radiated for later analysis. But at 11, feet, the maximum altitude he felt prudent, r. He is a seasoned flyer and technician and knows well that P-3s are historically some of the safest military aircraft in the world – yet it was this story that gave him serious reservations about flying.


Later, in public statements to the news media after the plane went down, the flight would be described blandly as a “routine ocean surveillance air patrol. A hand clapped his helmet.

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Want to Read saving…. Patrol Squadron 9 crews had committed some of these comm errors in the past, most recently in mid-August, when Crew 5 had reported an incorrect position-one just inside of the standoff boundary to the Soviet landmass-during a PARPRO event.

Retired years earlier, Osipovich would still be defiantly unrepentant during a interview, happy that his act had moved him to the head of the waiting list for a telephone in his quarters on base but bitter that his cash performance bonus for the attack had been only two hundred rubles. April 26, Rescue of Alfa Foxtrot T The family has a tradition of giving its own to the nation: These regulations are written in blood. I will recommend this book to anyone who doesn’t understand why I’ve had to spend the past six months of my Navy career in survival schools.