Thursday, April 29, 2010

Military Snapshots - PBY-5 Catalinas

A flight of Catalinas in the Aleutian Islands during World War II. The versatile PBY-5 Catalina was an excellent search and rescue aircraft. A PBY piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Adrian Marks (USN) rescued fifty-six sailors from the USS Indianapolis after the ship was sunk during World War II. Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy, from Leave No Man Behind: The Saga of Combat Search and Rescue by George Galdorisi and Tom Phillips.

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