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  PBY-6A Catalina Bureau Number 46679  

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Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated. Constructors Number 2042. Delivered to US Navy during April 1945.

Wartime History
This aircraft did not have any combat or overseas service during the war.

Postwar
Sold to Aircraft Instrument Corporation, Miami Florida. Registered as N956C. Later, sold to Chilean Airline TRANSA registered as CC-CNF. During August 1979, serviced at Santiago - Los Cerrillos. During 1980, converted to a water tanker and registered CC-CCS with nose number 34 and later A1 on the nose.

Later, flown across the Atlantic, this aircraft served in Spain to serve with the Spanish Ministry of Land & Forest Management, operating from Spain and Portugal. Afterwards operated as a charter aircraft by Aerocondor Transportes Aereos (ATA) until early 2002.

Today
During early 2002, acquired by Historic Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) and transported to Sydney during September 2003. This aircraft was painted in the markings of PB2B-2 Catalina VI A24-362 / OX-V / "Felix". Registered as VH-PBZ and based at Albion Park Airfield (Illawarra Regional Airport).

References
Airliners.net - Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina (28) photo by Antonio, August 1979
Airlines.net - Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina (28) photo by Jose Antonio Parrague Jan 1986
Airliners.net - Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina (28) photo by Pedro Aragão July 7, 1999
Airliners.net - Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina (28) photo by Pedro Aragão July 7, 1999
Airliners.net - Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina (28) photo by Richard Bowater April 26, 2002

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