National Geographic : 1945 May
U.S.Navy, Official Hovering Overhead, a Blimp Drops a Life Raft to 11 Seamen Clinging to Wreckagefrom Their Torpedoed Ship Within a few hours after the glow of burning oil was reported early in April, 1943, the airship discovered these survivors off the Florida coast. Men attop are inflating the big rubber boat by releasing carbon-dioxide gas from its cylinder. Four others with no life jackets crowd the doughnut raft atbottom. The blimp stood by until a Coast Guard cutter, summoned by radio, picked them up and landed them at Miami.