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View of Naval Air Station Ford Island, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 8 Dec 1941 from the Ford Island water tower; note PBY aircraft on the ramp and USS Nevada after her move from Hospital Point to the Waipio PeninsulaView of Naval Air Station Ford Island, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 8 Dec 1941; note OS2U, SOC, PBY-5, F4F-3, and TBD-1 aircraft
View of Naval Air Station Ford Island, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 8 Dec 1941 from the Ford Island water tower; note PBY aircraft on the ramp and USS Nevada after her move from Hospital Point to the Waipio PeninsulaView of Naval Air Station Ford Island, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 8 Dec 1941; note OS2U, SOC, PBY-5, F4F-3, and TBD-1 aircraft
Aerial view of Naval Air Station Kaneohe, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 9 Dec 1941, photo 1 of 2Aerial view of Naval Air Station Ford Island, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 10 Dec 1941; note damaged PBY aircraft, USS Curtiss, and USS Shaw
Aerial view of Naval Air Station Kaneohe, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 9 Dec 1941, photo 1 of 2Aerial view of Naval Air Station Ford Island, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 10 Dec 1941; note damaged PBY aircraft, USS Curtiss, and USS Shaw
Nearly 30 PBY Catalina flying boats at anchor, 1940s, location unknownP-38F Lightings refuel in Iceland on their way to Britain, mid-1942. Note PBY Catalina.
Nearly 30 PBY Catalina flying boats at anchor, 1940s, location unknownP-38F Lightings refuel in Iceland on their way to Britain, mid-1942. Note PBY Catalina.
PBY Catalina landing in the water near Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 1940sPBY Catalinas on the ramp of the Luganville Seaplane Base, Segond Channel, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 1942
PBY Catalina landing in the water near Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 1940sPBY Catalinas on the ramp of the Luganville Seaplane Base, Segond Channel, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 1942
PBY-5 Catalina of a training squadron based at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 1942. Note the odd star insignia on the hull without a blue roundel and the star inverted.PBY-5 Catalina of Patrol Squadron 23 on Sand Island, Midway, 1942. Note the depth bombs loaded under the wings.
PBY-5 Catalina of a training squadron based at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 1942. Note the odd star insignia on the hull without a blue roundel and the star inverted.PBY-5 Catalina of Patrol Squadron 23 on Sand Island, Midway, 1942. Note the depth bombs loaded under the wings.
PBY-5A Catalina at rest in water, date unknownPBY-5A Catalina patrol plane flying past Segula Island (just east of Kiska), Aleutians, Summer 1942.
PBY-5A Catalina at rest in water, date unknownPBY-5A Catalina patrol plane flying past Segula Island (just east of Kiska), Aleutians, Summer 1942.
US Navy Lieutenant William Thies (pilot, VP-41) and Captain Leslie Gehres (Commander, Fleet Air Wing 4) standing in front of ThiesA PBY-5 Catalina taxiing across Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, in Feb 1942.  Photo taken from the carrier USS Enterprise.
US Navy Lieutenant William Thies (pilot, VP-41) and Captain Leslie Gehres (Commander, Fleet Air Wing 4) standing in front of Thies' PBY Catalina aircraft, Aleutian Islands, US Territory of Alaska, 1942A PBY-5 Catalina taxiing across Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, in Feb 1942. Photo taken from the carrier USS Enterprise.
PBY-5A Catalina patrol plane dropping a Mark XIII aerial torpedo during the torpedo’s testing period, 1942PBY-5A in flight near Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, United States, 8 Mar 1942; note radar antennae under wings
PBY-5A Catalina patrol plane dropping a Mark XIII aerial torpedo during the torpedo’s testing period, 1942PBY-5A in flight near Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, United States, 8 Mar 1942; note radar antennae under wings
Three PBY-5A Catalinas of Patrol Squadron VP-73 approaching Reykjavík, Iceland, 23 Mar 1942. Note the red and white rudder stripes that were authorized for barely four months.PBY-5 aircraft being hoisted onto USS Tangier, 6 May 1942
Three PBY-5A Catalinas of Patrol Squadron VP-73 approaching Reykjavík, Iceland, 23 Mar 1942. Note the red and white rudder stripes that were authorized for barely four months.PBY-5 aircraft being hoisted onto USS Tangier, 6 May 1942
VB-3 Commanding Officer Lieutenant Commander Max Leslie ditched his SBD bomber near Astoria due to fuel exhaustion, Battle of Midway, 4 Jun 1942; a PBY flew nearbyInjured US airmen being taken on a stretcher out of a PBY Catalina aircraft, Midway Atoll, 4-6 Jun 1942
VB-3 Commanding Officer Lieutenant Commander Max Leslie ditched his SBD bomber near Astoria due to fuel exhaustion, Battle of Midway, 4 Jun 1942; a PBY flew nearbyInjured US airmen being taken on a stretcher out of a PBY Catalina aircraft, Midway Atoll, 4-6 Jun 1942

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