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  PBY-5  Catalina Bureau Number 2304 Number 13
Patrol Wing 10

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated at San Diego. Assigned to the US Navy (USN). Assigned to Patrol Wing 10 (Pat Wing 10) to squadron 22 (VP-22). Assigned squadron number 13. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On February 5, 1942 while taking off from Saumlaki Seaplane Base in Saumlaki Bay, this Catalina grounded on a coral reef and beached. Afterwards, it was abandoned as not salvageable.

Thanks to Lou Dorny / The Baltic Group Archive for this information.
Another source lists date of loss as February 14, 1942

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Last Updated
January 14, 2019


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