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Title: A24-47 PBY Catalina at East Arm
Photo No: PH0218/0021
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Date taken: 1-Jan-1945
Place: Darwin Harbour
Collection: V. & J. O'Brien Collection.
Description: A24-46 Consolidated PBY Catalina RB-R at East Arm. 20 Sqn 15/4/43. 20 Sqn 20/04/43 Coded RB-R. 3 OTU 5/7/43. 20Sqn Coded RB-T 6/01/44.On 21 Jan 1944, while in service with 43 Sqn, while returning to Darwin from from an operation, due to bad weather the crew alighted near Snake Bay, Melville Island. During refuelling from Drums, spilt fuel on the wing caught fire igniting the fabric covering of the trailing quarter of the wing plus the ailerons. The aircraft was towed approximately 200 miles to Darwin by HMAS Mercedes, a mine sweeper. Disposed of to C K Campbell 12/11/1947. In 1990 moved from Lake Boga, Vic, to Albany. Was on display, partially restored, at the Malcolm Green Aircraft Museum, Whaleworld, Albany, WA. Sold late 2004. Current location not known.
Notes: Date:1945
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 -- Northern Territory -- Darwin
Catalina (seaplanes)
Copyright owner: Library & Archives NT
Digital format: 600ppi ; 28.5Mb.
File type: image/tiff.
Hardcopy format: 1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 18 cm.
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