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Date:Thursday 17 December 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 08135
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:Pacific Ocean (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:San Diego-North Island NAS, CA (NZY/KNZY), United States of America
Destination airport:Kaneohe NAS, Oahu, HI, United States of America
Narrative:
Missing on flight from NAS Kaneohe.
The PBY-5 became separated from two accompanying planes at 02:00 in bad weather over the Pacific. During the last voice contact with accompanying planes, the crew reported at 7000 feet on instruments, reducing altitude.

Sources:
» VP-54 Mishap List (vpnavy.com)
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher


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