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  PBY-5 Catalina Bureau Number 2306  
USN
Patrol Wing 10
VP-22

Pilot  Lt. T. H. Moorer (survived)
Crashed  February 19, 1942

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated at San Diego. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN) as PBY-5 Catalina Bureau Number 2306. Assigned to Patrol Wing 10 (PAT Wing 10) to Patrol Squadron 22 (VP-22). No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On February 19, 1942 took off from Darwin Harbor piloted by Lt. T. H. Moorer and during the Japanese attack against Darwin intercepted by A6M2 Zeros near Melville Island and was damaged and crashed near Bathurst Island to the north of Darwin.

Rescue
The crew was rescued by SS Florence and returned to duty.

References
Navy Serial Number Search Results - PBY-5 Catalina 2306
"2306 (VP-22) attacked by enemy fighters 2/19/1942 near Melville Island. Crew rescued by SS Florence."
USN Overseas Aircraft Loss List February 1942 - PBY-5 Catalina 2306
FindAGrave - ADM Thomas Hinman Moorer (photo, grave photo)

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Last Updated
March 19, 2020

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