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  PBY-5  Catalina Bureau Number 2363 Tail 14-P-4
USN
VP-14

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated. Assigned to the U. S. Navy (USN) to VP-14. Tail number 14-P-4. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On December 7, 1941 this Catalina was at Kaneohe Bay (Kāneʻohe Bay). Attacked by the first wave of Japanese aircraft including B5N Kate torpedo bombers that bombed the airfield and facilities, approximately nine minutes prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor.

During the attack, this Catalina was on the seaplane ramp at NAS Kaneohe and was attempting to take off when damaged and sunk. Afterwards, salvaged and rebuilt. This PBY continued to operate until striken on August 28, 1944 at NAS Pensacola

References
This Catalina's tail number was incorrectly listed as "14-P-6" in the after action reports.
AIIR USN Overseas Aircraft Loss List December 1941 PBY-5 Catalina VP-14 lost December 7, 1941
Thanks to Jim Sawruk for additional information

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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