|Pilot Lt. Collins (WIA, rescued)
Ditched January 10, 1944
Built by Douglas. Assigned to the United States Marine Corps (USMC) to squadron VMSB-236. No known nickname, nose art or squadron number.
On January 10, 1944 took off from Torokina Airfield on Bougainville. Damaged by enemy fighters, ditched off Gizo on Ghizo Island. Collins suffered minor wounds.
Both crew members were rescued and returned to duty. Details of their rescue are unknown, likely not rescued by PBY Catalina.
Thanks to Ted Darcy / WFIRG for additional information
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January 5, 2018