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Charles Bowers Momsen (June 21, 1896 – May 25, 1967), nicknamed "Swede", was born in Flushing, New York.<ref name=onr>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> He was an American pioneer in submarine rescue for the United States Navy, and he invented the underwater escape device later called the "Momsen lung", for which he received the Navy Distinguished Service Medal in 1929.<ref name=onr/> In May 1939, Momsen directed the rescue of the crew of Squalus (SS-192).<ref name=onr/>


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Intro  Early years in the Navy  Diving and rescue  The diving bell  The Squalus rescue  World War II   Military decorations  Later years  Namesake  See also  References  Additional references  

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Charles Bowers Momsen (June 21, 1896 – May 25, 1967), nicknamed "Swede", was born in Flushing, New York.<ref name=onr>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> He was an American pioneer in submarine rescue for the United States Navy, and he invented the underwater escape device later called the "Momsen lung", for which he received the Navy Distinguished Service Medal in 1929.<ref name=onr/> In May 1939, Momsen directed the rescue of the crew of Squalus (SS-192).<ref name=onr/>


Charles Momsen sections
Intro  Early years in the Navy  Diving and rescue  The diving bell  The Squalus rescue  World War II   Military decorations  Later years  Namesake  See also  References  Additional references  

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