National Geographic : 1945 Sep
380 The National Geographic Magazine gt Irk ' .. ' II'^^^^^^HI^ I'. S. Coast Guard, Official Teamwork: Coast Guardsmen Ferry Soldiers Wounded on Makin to Navy Flying Boat Wounded men are given first aid and carried from the battlefield by "medics." Then they are evacuated by oxcart, jeep, grasshopper plane, truck, ambulances, or boats to waiting mercy ships or planes which take them to rear-base hospitals. If the injury warrants 90 days' hospitalization, they are flown to the United States.