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Patrol Wing 10
|Pilot Lt. T. H. Moorer (survived)
Crashed February 19, 1942
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.
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.
The crew was rescued by SS Florence and returned to duty.
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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March 19, 2020
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