Built by Consolidated at San Diego. Constructors Number 1730. PBY-5A assigned US Navy Bureau Number 48368. Assigned to the U. S. Army as OA-10-CO Catalina serial number 43-47960.
Suffered an aerial collision and crashed near Coleambally. The other Catalina was totally destroyed. Officially, this Catalina was condemned for salvage on June 2, 1945.
Only the nose section remained at crash site, painted black with
US markings both sides of the nose. The nose was recovered from the crash site and used as a shelter for farm workers near Collieambally.
Recovered by the RAAF and stored at Wagga Wagga Airfield. Later, loaned by Clyde North Aeronautical Preservation Group. Today, displayed on loan at Australia's Museum of Flight.
CNAPG Catalina Cockpit
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January 9, 2018