Unlikely heroes in war-torn England

09/20/1999
Winston Churchill called it "the best kept secret of the war." In 1943, 42 American roughnecks departed the U.S. for an unlikely destination, the Eakring oil field in Robin Hood's Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, England (OGJ, June 24, 1991, p. 30). What came of this mission showed how oil men from opposite sides of the Atlantic can work together, even under the worst of conditions."The (German) 'Wolf Pack' was sinking oil tankers right and left, threatening the lifeblood of Britain's air defense," said 83-year old American driller Lewis Dugger (see photo). Undeterred by this difficult situation, however, British company man C.A.P. Southwell, who worked for D'Arcy Exp...
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