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By Mark Styling

ISBN-10: 1846033071

ISBN-13: 9781846033070

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On 14 March 1944, with K-99, it was ordered to the aid of a pilot adrift in a life raft and stood by until he was II-7 rescued by a crash boat. Revised to ZP2K1ZSG-2 type and assigned to Glynco in 1953, it assisted in the search for two persons lost in the bay near Brunswick, GA, directed a Coast Guard crash boat to a downed Air Force P-47, and investigated a report of a parachute sighting by an Eastern Airlines pilot near Savannah, GA (it was a pilotless drone plane from Hunter Air Force Base).

K-14 - Serial 04364, Goodyear envelope D-180 (first 425,000 cubic feet volume), control car C72, control surfaces F-122, delivered to Lakehurst 11 September 1942. It was the first airship to dock in the new steel hangar at South Weymouth, MA. Assigned to ZP-11, it aided a disabled gunboat on 18 February 1943. K-14 crash-landed in the Atlantic off the coast of Maine 02 July 1944. Six lives were lost: LT Charles W. Kluber, ARM2c John B. Powles, AMM2c John V. Oldar, ARM2c Edward J. Drzewiecki, ARM3c William H.

K-9 - Serial 04359, Goodyear envelope 0-173, control car C-67, control surfaces F-117, delivered to Lakehurst 29 June 1942. It was assigned to ZP-14 at Weeksville, NC. K-9 located a lifeboat with six survivors of the 55 Mo/danger on 15 July 1942; it lowered provisions and notified surface craft for rescue. It was re-assigned to South Weymouth. With ZP-11 on 18 April 1944, it assisted in the rescue of three Navy fliers after a collision of two planes off Nantucket Island. K-9 was blown into its mast at Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, 30 September 1944.

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