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PBY-5A Catalina of Patrol Squadron VP-63 at Pembroke Dock, South Wales, United Kingdom, late 1943. Note backward firing anti-submarine rockets, part of their new Magnetic Anomaly Detection warfare.

Caption   PBY-5A Catalina of Patrol Squadron VP-63 at Pembroke Dock, South Wales, United Kingdom, late 1943. Note backward firing anti-submarine rockets, part of their new Magnetic Anomaly Detection warfare. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy
Identification Code   80-G-53255
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PBY Catalina   Main article  Photos  
Photos at Same Place Pembroke Dock, Wales, United Kingdom
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 1 Nov 2016

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
18 Nov 2016 11:01:16 PM

Note also the sensor boom for the Magnetic Anomaly Detection (MAD) protruding from the tail of the airplane. This squadron began training with the MAD systems in the fall of 1942. While stationed at Port Lyautey, French Morocco (now Kenitra, Morocco) they worked with another PBY-MAD squadron and two US Navy Blimp Squadrons during Apr 1944 to virtually close the Straits of Gibraltar to German submarines. In the words of British Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham, they “turned the Mediterranean into an Allied lake.”

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WW2-Era Place Name Pembroke Dock, Wales, United Kingdom
Lat/Long 51.6952, -4.9507
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