Consolidated PBY-5 of VP-43

Consolidated PBY-5 of VP-43
A PBY-5 Catalina of VP-43 (Patrol Squadron 43) seen over the Aleutian Islands early in 1943.
US Navy PBY Catalina Units of the Pacific War, Louis B Dorny Osprey Combat Aircraft 62. This entry in the Combat Aircraft series looks at the varied uses of the Catalina in the Pacific theatre, where it served as successfully as a long range reconnaissance aircraft, a night bomber (the "Black Cat") and on air-sea rescue, or Dumbo duties. The text is well supported with first hand accounts, contemporary photographs and full colour illustrations. [see more]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (29 August 2008), Consolidated PBY-5 of VP-43 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_catalina_VP-43.html

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