by John H Marsh

Ventura bomber

Naudé's Ventura bomber "Aircraft K" stuck in loose sand after landing two miles from the castaways to try to rescue the babies and women.
Naudé is sitting in the roof hatch signalling with a white sheet to the investigating aircraft of Major Robbs that his plane is manned, though helpless.

Ventura bomber

Major Robbs' plane has acknowledged Naude's signal and the messages he and his crew had written in the sand nearby, and has left the scene.
Naudé sits disconsolately atop his thoroughly bogged bomber.

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