During the Great Sea War there are a legion of survival incidents, and these are highlighted along with combat action. Many of the sailors and airmen survived by pure luck, and others by the timely action of crew members and individuals who acted with amazing rescue ethic fueled by adrenaline. Survival was accompanied with a mix of courage, despair, grief, and pain. Hear a B-29 gunner praying aloud, "Mary, Mother of God, preserve us. Mary, Mother of God, preserve us," right up to the moment he perished and the rest of the crew survived.