Marc, David, and group members,
is in the latest issue of Flightpath Magazine. I've requested permission to send
this, no answer yet, I'll send it anyway, guess the people involved won't mind
any publicity. The article says :--
It is said to have traces of blue paint
under the later application of white finish, and "ship 1730" stamped on a
The group's research so far indicates it was delivered to USN as
PBY-5A BuNo 48368 on 10 Dec43.
The restoration group [Darryl Gibbs] is
looking for any more info on this machine.
I'm at a complete loss on
this, don't even know how "ship 1730" relates to BuNo 48368 - I'm not saying it
doesn't relate, just saying I need more edification.