I just came across this page. I knew both Cessna pilots involved in towing the Cessna of the Mexican beach. They did it twice. The picture shown is of the second flight. On the first flight they took the prop off the plane being towed. From what the pilot in the lead ship told me was that on the second flight the engine in the lead ship quit as it go to the Brownsville airport. Here is another view of flight #2. The pilots on that airport back then had giants sets to do they things they did. I wish I had more pictures.