This cradle would have been lowered into the water to rescue or recover downed airmen in World War II. Image by Cheryl Costello

VIDEO: WWII Crash Rescue Boat to be Traveling Museum

An 85-foot wooden boat with a grim past will soon teach future generations on the Bay about the realities of World War II. The nation’s last operational, historically-correct airplane crash rescue boat is in Cambridge, at the same yard that first built these boats.

Bay Bulletin had a chance to see the U.S. Army crash boat come out of the water and take a tour before the public does. Cheryl Costello has more on the local plans for the P-520. Watch below: