1946 Jul 19 Piston, John, in US Navy, saved several people in London area from floods.

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1946 Jul 19 Piston, John, in US Navy, saved several people in London area from floods. - Piston Helped Rescue Families In British-Flood...
Piston Helped Rescue Families In British-Flood John A. Piston, mailman 1/c. one of several U. S. navy men," stationed at the Bovlngdon airport, miles outside London, who rescued six Bovingdon families when tor- - - - - .- ,, , , ,. ,.!n--,, rontial ram .^odcd the v i Uigc. lnto Piston'* w i c . B i U i c , and Jack, live at 52 ? Kenwick di Piston, 30. left a job with the postofficc pprtmcnt to enter the navy on f o ^larch 7, 1944. Kc has been n c seas 24 .nonths, having served in c o the Mediterranean, North Africa, Sci . vic Southern France and England. | Ulc t 1 1 h 4 · ^ A mail dispatcher at the airport, Qf h a n d t i n g all navy and army p c r Poston helped break out rubber dinghies to rescue persons marooned in their flooded homes and on a stalled double-decker bus. The water stood five feet deep after n cloudburst hit Bovingdon, The foundations of two houses were undermined and gave way. Piston is slated to return to the United States this month for discharge. discharge. t

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  1. The Post-Standard,
  2. 19 Jul 1946, Fri,
  3. Page 10

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  • 1946 Jul 19 Piston, John, in US Navy, saved several people in London area from floods.

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