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Radioman Jim Spence survived crash of Super Constellation during Navy stint

In U.S. Navy on March 6, 2013 at 1:38 am
Jim Spence of South Gulf Cove is pictured at the time he graduated from Great Lakes Naval Training Station outside Chicago, Ill. in 1958 at 18. Photo provided

Jim Spence of South Gulf Cove is pictured at the time he graduated from Great Lakes Naval Training Station outside Chicago, Ill. in 1958 at 18. Photo provided

After bootcamp at Great Lakes in 1958 and a stint in Aviation Electronics School in Patuxent River, Md., Radioman 3rd/Class Jim Spence wound up as a radio operator aboard a U.S. Navy four-engine, Super Constellation patrol plane flying out of Argentia, Newfoundland in Airborne Early Warning Squadron 13.

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