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Monday, April 6, 2015

The PBY that won the Battle of Midway . . . um, with help from the Navy

THE CONSOLIDATED PBY

Battle of Midway Roundtable  . . . "Next, "Strawberry 5" is a total fabrication in the 1976 "Midway" movie. VP-23 used no such nicknames. They stuck it in the movie so that the voice radio transmissions made from the plane by "Ady" would seem authentic. Even that was fictitious, since the radio messages were sent by Morse, not voice, and not by Ady himself. " . . .

For history & airplane enthusiasts :

"We see a lot on the restorations of WWII era bombers and fighters, but this is something quite unusual…

"The story of PBY-5A CATALINA (Strawberry 5) discovery and restoration for the US Navy museum in San Diego. It was the only remaining intact PBY-5 Catalina remaining in the World, and it was discovered in South Africa.

"PBY "STRAWBERRY 5" WAS THE PLANE THAT FOUND THE JAPANESE CARRIERS AT THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY WHICH BECAME THE TURNING POINT IN THE PACIFIC THEATER OF WWII. BEAUTIFULLY DONE – ENJOY
Video link


"Consolidated PBY Catalina was an American flying boat, and later an amphibious aircraft of the 1930s and 1940s produced by Consolidated Aircraft. It was one of the most widely used seaplanes of World War II. Catalinas served with every branch of the United States Armed Forces and in the air forces and navies of many other nations." . . .

http://www.memorieshop.com/Seattle/LakeWashington/PLANES/PBM-5-Detail.jpg
PBM recovered from Lake Washington

Hat tip to Jack Hamner; Santa Maria, CA

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