National Geographic : 1945 May
YU. S.Navy, Official Getting Aboard a Tiny Rubber Raft Is as Tricky as Climbing into a Canoe from the Water Here a fighter pilot shows how to board a float without turning it over. First, he inflates the bag with CO2 gas from thebottle. Then heplaces hisleftforearm under the seat and pulls himself up (1), reaches for the opposite side (2), works his way across the boat (3), inserts oars intheoarlocks and paddles away (4).