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The following articles were contributed by former members of VR-24. Anyone who has photos, stories, and material they wish to share is encouraged to send them to Dick Prather, editor of the VR-24 website.

High Mountain Rescue

Less than a week after VR-24 aircrews completed their last relief missions for the Agadir earth quake victims, one of its crews was in dire need of rescue. On 8 March 1960, a VR-24 R5D with twent-four souls onboard crash landed at the 8,000 ft level of Piedra de Los Lobos, a mountain in the Sierra Madre range northwest of Granada, Spain. The article and photos below summarizing the efforts to rescue the survivors of the crash was printed in the March 18, 1960 issue of the Lyautey Log.

(Mike Hatfield collection)


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