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Nearly 30 PBY Catalina flying boats at anchor 1940s in an unknown location

Lake Worth Texas that is, right by the old Carswell AFB which is now Naval Air Station JRB Fort Worth and across from the Lockheed plant which was Consolidated during WWII

A Consolidated PBY Catalina. This type of amphibious aircraft was used by U.S, British and Canadian forces in World War II and afterwards; being a multi-purpose aircraft. There were 3.305 units produced and used, in the US, until 1959.

Archaeologists from the University of Hawaii have released incredible images of a U. Navy PBY seaplane that was sunk during the opening minutes of the.

Like a hawk catching the lift of the ridge, the “Cat” banks along the Na Pali coast of the island of Kauai, Hawaiian Territory, in December

Auletian pilots PBY Cataina

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.

AWESOME!

Flying Boats and Seaplanes - PBY we love float planes and amphibian aircraft…

Three US Navy PBY-5A Catalina aircraft of VP-52 in flight in the southwest Pacific, Dec 1943.

[Photo] Three US Navy PBY-5A Catalina aircraft of VP-52 in flight in the southwest Pacific, Dec 1943

centreforaviation: Three US Navy Catalina aircraft of in flight in the southwest Pacific, December

Catalina

ultimate-world-war-ii: Catalina PBY I cannot help myself I HAVE to repost PBY’s. Such an incredibly beautiful and undisputedly useful aircraft. So many downed crewmen owe their lives to this humble flying boat.

Consolidated PBY Catalina | World War II Aircraft

Consolidated Catalina Mk II of No 240 Squadron RAF based at Stranraer in Scotland March 1941 CH 2448

FANTASTIC LOW PASS the Italian Savoia Marchetti SIAI SM-79s scares the ravioli out of a group of Italian airmen in North Africa in 1942.

A pair (if you include the photo aircraft) of Italian Savoia Marchetti SIAI scares the ravioli out of a group of Italian airmen in North Africa in 1942

Italian SM-79 Aerosiluranti (torpedo bombers) attacking a British cruiser in the Mediterranean.

Italian Aerosiluranti (torpedo bombers) attacking a British cruiser in the Mediterranean.-Graziani also reminded Mussolini that Italian claims of air superiority in the Mediterranean were nothing more than propaganda.

AVIATION ART HANGAR - Dumbo by Jack Fellows (PBY Catalina)

Dumbo by Jack Fellows - A Catalina, the reliable naval patrol aircraft throughout WWII is seen here off the Northeast Coast of the island of Kauai, the northern most in the Hawaiian island chain in 1944