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Last updated: 14 October 2019
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Date:Saturday 15 May 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 04403
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:off Guadalcanal (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Guadalcanal Airport (GSI), Solomon Islands
Destination airport:Guadalcanal Airport (GSI), Solomon Islands
Narrative:
Missing during a search mission over enemy waters out of Guadalcanal.

Sources:
» VP-54 Mishap List (vpnavy.com)


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