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  PBY Catalina Serial Number A24-30  
RAAF
3 OTU

Former Assignments
20 Squadron

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Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum 2004

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated. Constructors Number 33. US Navy Bureau Number 2305. Assigned to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). On October 19, 1942 assigned to 20 Squadron. Next assigned to 3 OTU on February 27, 1943.

Postwar
After the war, it was sold to Kingsford Smith Aviation Services  in October 1946.

Display
Today, it is displayed at the Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum at Lake Boga Flying Boat Base. It is still complete with air screws but the engines have been removed and replaces with mounting plates. The fuselage is showing the signs of exposure to the elements and spectator attention but is generally in reasonable condition.

References
ADF Serials - Catalina A24-30

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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