Two Catalinas leaving Mombasa, 1946

Two Catalinas leaving Mombasa, 1946

This photograph shows two Catalinas leaving Mombasa, on the Kenyan coast heading north-west to RAF Kisumu, on the north-eastern tip of Lake Victoria in August 1946. From below the angular shape of the main wings is clear.

Many thanks to Michael Hopkins for sending us these pictures, which came from his father's collection, and came towards the end of his RAF service, which lasted from August 1941 to November 1946.

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (24 October 2020), Two Catalinas leaving Mombasa, 1946 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_catalina_leaving_mombasa.html

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