Likely the B-24 had a decent supply of water on board. And of course, time of year would also be a factor. The LBG went down in April, who knows when the spitfire? went down.
Thanks for the link though, the LBG is a fascinating story. Reminds me of the movie, “flight of the phoenix.” I wonder if the LBG story was the inspiration for the 1964 novel on which the movie was based.
****Likely the B-24 had a decent supply of water on board.****
It did. It was the rarest water in the world as it had NO radioactive fallout in it.
The finders made coffee with it.
Lookup a movie called "Sole Survivor" with Richard Basehart (Admiral Nelson from "Beneath the Sea")