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  PBY-5  Catalina Bureau Number 2364 Tail 14-P-8
USN
VP-14

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated. Assigned to the U. S. Navy (USN) to VP-14. Tail number 14-P-8. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On December 7, 1941 this Catalina 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.

This Catalina was damaged and sunk. Possibly, PBY-5 Catalina sunk into Kaneohe Bay is is one of two Catalinas from VP-14 damaged and sunk into Kaneohe Bay. Most likely this wreckage is either this aircraft, PBY 2365 or PBY 2369. As no definite serial number was found on the wreckage, it is unknown which it is..

References
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 31, 2018

 

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