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Marines All Wet in Losing Aircraft

After reading about the 70 or so Marine aircraft being inundated at Pendleton (“O.C. Soaked, Sliding in Storms’ Wake” Jan. 19), I was reminded of an incident in 1954 at Quonset Point N.A.S.

A hurricane was bearing down on Rhode Island. Off-base airmen were called to move the planes. There was little time so cars were left on the Tarmac. The planes fared well, but many of the fliers’ autos didn’t. Shame on the Marines for not acting more resourcefully to protect the aircraft.

A.A. JOHNSON

Anaheim

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