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A PBY-5 Catalina of Patrol Squadron 34, one of the “Black Cats” night patrol squadrons, at rest at Samarai Island, New Guinea, Jan-Feb 1944. Note the absence of any markings beyond the squadron patch on the bow and the side number on the tail.

Caption   A PBY-5 Catalina of Patrol Squadron 34, one of the “Black Cats” night patrol squadrons, at rest at Samarai Island, New Guinea, Jan-Feb 1944. Note the absence of any markings beyond the squadron patch on the bow and the side number on the tail. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy via the Bobby Rocker Collection
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PBY Catalina   Main article  Photos  
New Guinea-Papua Campaign, Phase 3   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 12 Feb 1944
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 26 Jan 2013

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WW2-Era Place Name Samarai, Australian Papua
Lat/Long -10.6092, 150.6629
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