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This Month in AFMS History: The air transportable “Flying Lung"

Airman 3rd Class Warren Beatty in a “flying lung” aboard a 374th Troop Carrier Wing C-54 Skymaster, cared for by 1st Lt. Shirley C. Warren, a flight nurse, and Staff Sgt. Lawrence Kiger, a medical technician, en route from Korea to Japan, July 23, 1953. Beatty, stricken with a lung ailment while stationed at Inchon Harbor, Korea, was the first iron lung patient to receive an airlift from the Korean theater. (Photo courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration)

PHOTO BY: Air Force Medical Service History Office
VIRIN: 180706-F-FT687-002.JPG
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