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  PBY-5 Catalina Bureau Number 2304 Number 13
USN
Pat Wing 10
VP-22

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated at San Diego. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN) as PBY-5 Catalina bureau number 2304.

Wartime History
Assigned to Patrol Wing 10 (Pat Wing 10) to Patrol Squadron 22 (VP-22). Assigned squadron number 13. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On February 5, 1942 while taking off from Saumlaki Seaplane Base inside Saumlaki Bay, ran aground on a coral reef and was damaged.

Wreckage
Afterwards, beached and abandoned as not salvageable. Ultimate fate unknown.

References
Another source lists date of loss as February 14, 1942
Navy Serial Number Search Results - PBY-5 Catalina 2304
"2304 (VP-22) force landed and ran aground on coral 2/14/1942."
Thanks to Lou Dorny / The Baltic Group Archive for this information

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Last Updated
August 7, 2020

 

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