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Pat Wing 10
Built by Consolidated at San Diego. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN) as PBY-5 Catalina bureau number 2304.
Assigned to Patrol Wing 10 (Pat Wing 10) to Patrol Squadron 22 (VP-22). Assigned squadron number 13. No known nickname or nose art.
On February 5, 1942 while taking off from Saumlaki Seaplane Base inside Saumlaki Bay, ran aground on a coral reef and was damaged.
Afterwards, beached and abandoned as not salvageable. Ultimate fate unknown.
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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