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Last updated: 8 May 2021
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Date:Friday 18 January 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 64029
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Wake Island (   U.S. Minor Outlying Islands)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Force landed near Wake Island. Crew rescued, sank by gunfire. 
All 13 occupants were rescued.

Classification:
Ditching

Sources:
» San Bernardino Sun 22 January 1946, p1


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