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Last updated: 19 June 2019
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Date:Friday 11 June 1943
Time:18:10
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: 7273
C/n / msn: 424
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:North Atlantic, SE of Iceland (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed at sea while attempting to rescue the crew of RAF Fortress II FA704. The crew members were located five days later, but all but one had died of exposure.

Sources:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» VP-84 Mishap List


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