I'm well aware of GHB's Pacific adventure. Gutsy, brave man. But...And a lot of people do not know this either. In September 1944 LT G.H.W. Bush was shot down near Chi chi Jima (about 100 miles north of Iwo Jima). Eight others also bailed out of their planes but only Bush was able to be picked up by a U.S. submarine. The eight who were captures were executed and .... eaten!
While Bush-41 was president James Bradley found the transcripts of the trials and realized that Bush was the only survivor and wrote a book about it. He did not finish his book until after Bush left office and then he contacted him asking for a forward for his book. Bush was unaware what had happened to the others. Just think if the submarine was not able to pick him up.
Flyboys: A True Story of Courage
by writer James Bradley
1. I was not aware that some of the flyers were captured and executed. Do you have any reference on that? And so they were eaten. Grateful for reference on THAT one;
2. Yes, GHB was fortunate to be rescued by a submarine. But thn you pose the rhetorical question, "Just think if the submarine was not able to pick him up." Well, Rogue, you would'nt have had GWB and probably no Iraq, no Afghanistan, no huge recession. Yes, just think if there had been no submarine...