Re: [PBY] number one
- I have some logs from the late 30's from an aviator who in flew about one of everything, including PBY. I'll post scans or info when I get back home to look it up.
On 3/30/2013 7:53 PM, Mark Aldrich wrote:
The first airplane was BuNo. 9459. It served until stricken at the NAF in Philadelphia on 28Jun44. Scrapped there shortly after. I would dearly love to find a wartime photo of the airplane. Mark Aldrich
Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2013 02:46:02 +0000
Subject: [PBY] number one
AFTER SEEING THAT THE FIRST CATALINA FLEW IN 1935, THE QUESTION, "IS IT STILL IN EXISTENCE TODAY?" MIGHT ARISE. I SUPPOSE THERE COULD BE A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY WRITTEN SOMEPLACE IN RE TO OR ABOUT THIS, TIME ON ENGINE AND AIRFRAME, ETC???? ...........DAVID? -- GeoSS
From: Mark Aldrich
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2013 9:26 PM
To: Newsgroup PBY
Subject: [PBY] Color PBY-1
I am sure you all know how difficult it is to find color photos of the pre-war PBYs. This one was a real treat when it came my way this week. Taken in Puerto Rico in late 1939 or very early 1940, it show Governor Leahy standing in front of PBY-1, BuNo. 0125 of the recently re-designated VP-51 (ex VP-12). Leahy had been appointed to the post by FDR and would return to his Navy duties to become a 5-star. Mark A.