USS Alvin C. Cockrell DE-366 Sailor's Censored Mail Feb 24, 1945 - Air-Sea Rescue

USS Alvin C. Cockrell DE-366 Sailor's Censored Mail Feb 24, 1945 - Air-Sea Rescue

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USS Alvin C. Cockrell DE-366 Sailor's Censored Mail Feb 24, 1945 - Air-Sea Rescue

Alvin C. Cockrell escorted convoys between Eniwetok, Guam, Saipan, Ulithi, and Kossel Roads, and, when required, served as harbor patrol and air-sea rescue vessel. She carried out her first air-sea rescue mission on 23 February 1945, when she sailed from Ulithi to go to the assistance of a Martin PBM-3D Mariner flying boat from Patrol Bombing Squadron 22 that had been forced down by engine trouble. Underway at 1008, Alvin C. Cockrell proceeded at flank speed, guided to the scene by a "Dumbo" plane overhead.