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When introduced to fleet operations during the the PBY Catalina represented for prewar naval tacticians and strategists a highly …

the_ww2_memoirs US Navy personnel free a PBY-5A "Catalina" aircraft from frozen waters in Kodiak Bay, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, sometime between June 1942 and January 1943. The PBY-5A Catalina served across the Pacific from Alaska to the Solomons, where it's man mission was to spot and track enemy naval movements and relay them back to the main fleet. They also played a vital role in stopping the U-Boats during the Battle of the Atlantic in 1941-1943. There are documented cases of PBYs even…

the_ww2_memoirs US Navy personnel free a PBY-5A "Catalina" aircraft from frozen waters in Kodiak Bay, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, sometime between June 1942 and January 1943. The PBY-5A Catalina served across the Pacific from Alaska to the Solomons, where it's man mission was to spot and track enemy naval movements and relay them back to the main fleet. They also played a vital role in stopping the U-Boats during the Battle of the Atlantic in 1941-1943. There are documented cases of PBYs even…

Catalina ? Good shot so one can see how those gear retract ,

Catalina ? Good shot so one can see how those gear retract ,

Based on the true story of a Pearl Harbor survivor, Black Cat and decorated war hero.

[Photo] Three US Navy Catalina aircraft of in flight in the southwest Pacific, Dec 1943

PBY Catalina Crew, Aleutian Islands, 1943

Flight crews gather around a Catalina patrol plane on a Marsden Mat seaplane ramp in the Aleutians, Note oil splatters on the hull from the notoriously leaky radial engines.

RAF Catalina,coded 'F',landing on Lough Erne during WWII. There was a larger American presence in Northern Ireland than the rest of the UK before the States officially joined the war, with both USN, USAAF, Army, & civilian contractors, creating the bases for their inevitable entry into the conflict. A USNR pilot was flying for training with the RAF Coastal Command when they resighted the Bismark after the RN fleets lost her briefly. To try to explain the accent he was described as an RCAF…

RAF Catalina,coded 'F',landing on Lough Erne during WWII. There was a larger American presence in Northern Ireland than the rest of the UK before the States officially joined the war, with both USN, USAAF, Army, & civilian contractors, creating the bases for their inevitable entry into the conflict. A USNR pilot was flying for training with the RAF Coastal Command when they resighted the Bismark after the RN fleets lost her briefly. To try to explain the accent he was described as an RCAF…

PBY Catalina

PBY Catalina

US Army Air Corps OA-10 Catalina aircraft and its crew, date unknown

[Photo] US Army Air Corps OA-10 Catalina aircraft and its crew, date unknown

The Consolidated PBY Catalina was considered obsolete by the U.S. Navy in 1939. However, the "Cat" turned out to be the best anti-sub aircraft available at the start of the Battle of the Atlantic because of it's range, capacity, and durability and was employed by many countries for ASW. This print features a U.S. Navy PBY-5A Catalina in early W.W.II markings engaged in a running battle with the scourge of the North Atlantic - a German type VII U-Boat.

Navy Catalina in early W.II markings engaged in a running battle with the scourge of the North Atlantic - a German type VII U-Boat.

Martin XP6M-1 Seamaster jet flying boat

Martin SeaMaster- Potential nuclear strategic bomber for the Navy, Awesome.

Civilian Catalina, modified for aerial firefighting, arrives at the Seaplane Base, NAS Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor, Washington, 18 September 2009

PBY Catalina NAS Whidbey Seaplane Base - Consolidated PBY Catalina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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