Consolidated PBY "Catalina" | BuNo.05045

Consolidated PBY "Catalina" | BuNo.05045

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Espiritu, Santo, New Hebrides during 1942, this machine made the first landing on formely enemy held territory when it landed on Guadalcanal on 12 August 1942. Flown by Lt.William S. Sampson and Chief Aviation Pilot Walt Schauer, it was the personal aircraft of Vice Admiral John S.McCain.


Aircraft model

PBY "Catalina"

Operator

Icon_32_flag_of_the_united_states.svg United States of America | Military

Serial number

BuNo.05045

Aircraft

Consolidated PBY "Catalina" | BuNo.05045

Consolidated PBY "Catalina" | BuNo.05045