Phillip R. Scott was a pilot. He and his crew were in the 512th Squadron
Scott and his crew were hit by flak on a mission to Linz, Austria on January 8, 1945. The crew and plane ditched into the Adriatic.
After the war, the Department of the Air Force conducted a survey of the "individuals who have survived at sea through the use of life vests, life rafts, life boats or other means for buoyancy."
Phil submitted his recollection of his experience.
Click here to read it.