National Geographic : 1940 Feb
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome by Willard R.Culver "LET'S GO FISHING IN THE RUBBER BOAT!" In a few minutes the girls unpacked the craft from a case no larger than a traveling bag and inflateditwith ahand pump. They are taking their sectional wooden oars along with the outboard motor. Similar rubberized fabric boats, equipped with an automatic inflation device, areused for life rafts on Army and Navy airplanes. Many German and British aviators have been saved by air rafts after beingforced down onthe North Sea.