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US Coast Guard PBM Mariner aircraft taking off from the water, circa late 1940s

Caption   US Coast Guard PBM Mariner aircraft taking off from the water, circa late 1940s ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Coast Guard
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 9 Feb 2010

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
9 Feb 2010 11:49:54 PM

This is a PBM-5 demonstrating its Rocket Assisted Take-Off (RATO) capabilities. Deployed operationally in 1943, RATO was claimed to have saved over 3,000 lives by the end of the war.

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