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Date:Monday 23 August 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated OA-10 Catalina (PBY-5)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-109023
MSN:
First flight:
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bay of Salerno (   Italy)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base (DTTB), Tunisia
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Shot down by German Bf 109Gs. The crew of six and one observer died in the crash.

Sources:
» Missing Air Crew Reports (MACRs)
» US Navy PBY Catalina Units of the Atlantic War / Ragnar J Ragnarsson


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