Shark attack at Between Wake & Johnston Islands, 1000 miles west of Hawaii, Pacific Ocean - North

Shark attack details: Between Wake & Johnston Islands, 1000 miles west of Hawaii, 23-Sep-1955
Date of attack: Sep 23rd 1955
Location: Between Wake & Johnston Islands, 1000 miles west of Hawaii
Shark species: Survivors said 2 species of sharks were involved: oceanic whitetip sharks and another species,
Name of victim: Robert C. Hightower
Sex of victim: M
Activity: Flying Tiger transport plane went down with 5 men onboard
Injury: Bitten several times before being rescued after 43 hours in the sea by the freighter Stell Advocate

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