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Below Zero: Duck hunting safety

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Aaron Baker, an avid duck hunter, demonstrates proper hunting safety gear near Wachapreague, Va, Sept. 26, 2016. Baker's personal floatation device and personal locator beacon do not interfere with his hunt, and just might save his life. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn.

Waterfowl hunting, more popularly known as duck hunting, is a popular winter sport throughout the country. While the activity isn’t widely thought of when referring to boating safety, it’s not a forgotten boating community.

Duck Hunt – Taking stock

Friday, September 17, 2010

Reflecting on National POW/MIA Recognition Day, it seems a fitting time to take stock of the search for Lt. John Pritchard and Petty Officer First Class Benjamin Bottoms who have been missing in action since World War II.  For more […]

Duck Hunt – Digging Down

Monday, September 13, 2010

diggin down

After the long trip from the states to the Southeast Coast of Greenland the team searching for our missing air crew from World War II took helicopters out to the beautiful but desolate icecap where they made camp. After scientists […]

Duck Hunt Photos – Getting to Greenland

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Kulusuk, Greenland

As part of the Coast Guard’s effort to locate a missing World War II air crew, a team has been dispatched to the frozen Greenland ice cap.  Getting there was half the battle. The journey to Greenland began Friday morning […]

Duck Hunt – The Search Resumes

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Summer in Greenland is coming to a close and conditions are just right to continue the search for missing World War II heroes Lt. John Pritchard and Petty Officer 1st Class Benjamin Bottoms who have been missing since their J2F […]

Duck Hunt – JPAC bringing home the heroes

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Next week we anticipate a decision from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command on their plans for the recovery of the Coast Guard crew missing in Greenland since WWII. They’re charged with the heavy task of bringing home all missing military […]

Duck Hunt – The Air Pirates

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Air Pirates are a crew of about a half-dozen airplane salvage experts who have recovered dozens of aircraft, many of them World War II-era war-birds, all over the globe.  They were contracted by the Coast Guard to help locate […]

Duck Hunt – September 2009 Expedition Photos

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

If you’ve been following our coverage of the search for two missing World War II-era Coast Guardsmen you know that the Coast Guard sent a team to Greenland last September to search for the crash site.  Their journey began at […]

Duck Hunt – Lt. Pritchard’s last flight

Thursday, February 25, 2010

In our first post in this series, we gave you an overview of the crash of the Grumman Duck in Greenland during WWII and the efforts to find the missing crew.  The effort to recover the two MIA Coast Guardsmen […]

Duck Hunt – The search for a missing WWII air crew

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

During World War II two Coast Guard aviators died in Greenland attempting to rescue a downed B-17 crew. Their bodies were never recovered but 67 years later the search is on and investigators are hot on the case, hopeful to bring the missing heroes home next year.

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