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GEORGE MIDDLETON was a blimp pilot and one day, while on patrol off the American east coast, he spotted some men in the water, clinging to a couple lifebelts.  He came down low over them and dropped two rafts with some water, then called in a seaplane.  He had saved the lives of HORST DEGEN (116-1985) and the survivors of the sinking of U-701.

The men became acquainted after the war and exchanged accounts of this incident.

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