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08124 ... 08549 (EXACT MATCH)
Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
08124	MSN 91	To Defense Services Corp 1942 and assigned to subsidiary Rubber Development Corp.  Converted to cargo 
configuration. Registered to RDC 7Sep44 as NC33303, canx 17Jul47. 
08125	MSN 92	To Defense Services Corp 1942 and assigned to subsidiary Rubber Development Corp.  Converted to cargo 
configuration. Registered to RDC 7Sep44 as NC33304, cancelled on export to Iceland 5Oct44. 
08126	MSN 93	To Defense Services Corp 1942 and assigned to subsidiary Rubber Development Corp.  Converted to cargo 
configuration. Registered to RDC 7Sep44 as NC33305, cancelled on export to Brazil 13Feb45.  
Chartered to Pan American Airways and leased to subsidiary Panair do Brasil for the carriage of rubber latex. 
08127	MSN 163	To Defense Service Corp SC 1942 and assigned to subsidiary Rubber Development Corp.  Converted to cargo 
configuration.  Registered to DSC 21Jan43 as NC33307, canx 1Sep44. 
08135 (VP-54) missing on flight from NAS Kaneohe 12/17/1942.  7 MIA.
08136 (VP-44) sank in shallow water after forced landing Flordia Island, South Pacific 3/24/1943.  
Recovered and SOC.
08137 (VP-34) MIA during attack on Kaoe Bay, northern
Halmaheras, South Pacific 7/24/1944.  3 crew MIA.
08138 (VPB-33) lost in landing accident in rough seas
Dutch New Guinea 12/5/1944.  Sank in 10 minutes.
08140 (VPB-2) crashed in landing 8/8/1944, Saipan, South Pacific, sank. 
08143 (VPB-29) SOC 10/7/1944 in South Pacific due to mechanical failure during combat mission.
08150 (MSN 1044) to RAAF as A24-34.  To Sqd. 20, Apr 20, 1943 coded RB-T then Jun 11, 1943 F-JH, to Sqd 11 Oct 6, 1943.
Lost Feb. 7, 1944, when it landed on fire near the south coast of New Britain. A flare in the aircraft 
had been ignited prematurely and the pilot was forced to land the burning PBYs as rapidly as possible. 
Sadly, the plane landed in Japanese held territory in Jacquinot Bay, with the crew members making it to 
shore in the vicinity of Malakua.. Of the ten men in the crew, five would die as POWs at Rabaul, one 
would survive as a POW in Japan, and four others would have the good fortune to evade capture. 
08153 (MSN 1047) to RAAF as A24-31.  Sold to Australair Ltd in 1947
08156 (MSN 1050) to RAAF as A24-32.  Crashed in open sea rescue attempt 5/2/1944.
08158 (VP-63) hid large submerged object on landing
in San Francisco Bay and sank 2/14/1943.  3 killed, 3 injured.
08159 (MSN 1053) to RAAF as A24-33.   To Sqd 20 coded RB-S Oct 25, 1943. 19 Feb 1944 A24-33 was preparing to alight at Cairns 
after a test flight when it was hit by RAAF PBY-5 Catalina A24-38 (original Serial No. BUNO 08203) which was 
taxiing at the time. The port float on A24-33 was torn off and left wedged in the main plane of A24-38. 
Again damaged Jun 28, 1945.
08161 (MSN 1055) to RAAF as A24-35.  Sold to Barrier Reef Airways 11/10/1947. 
08162 crashed during night landing practice to avoid
collision with carrier NAS Alameda, CA. 
10/24/1943.  4 killed, 3 injured.
08163 (VP-81) stalled on takeoff, crashed and burned 
2/25/1943, NAS San Diego.  5 killed, 6 injured.
08165 (MSN 1059) to Brazil in 1943 as FAB 01, later FAB 6500, redesignated P-10 in 1945.
Discharged in 1954
08166 (MSN 1060) to Brazil in 1943 as FAB 02, later FAB 6501.   Sank U-199 from 
Galeao Air Base Jul 31, 1943.  Redesignated B-10 in 1945.  Discharged 1948 
08169 (VP-HDN-14) hit taxiing PBY while landing
NAS San Diego 10/22/1943.  Pilot killed, plane SOC.
08172 (VP-63) crashed in night takeoff NAS Port Lyautey,
French Morocco 1/9/1944.  7 killed, one injured.
08174 (VP-63) force landed at sea 9 miles from Craw
Field, French Morocco due to fuel exhaustion
and sank 7/22/1944.
08175 (VP-63) crash-landed Wickford Harbor 5/30/1943.
SOC.
08177 to RAF as Catalina IVA JX570.  SOC Mar 26, 1947
08181 (VPB-1) made hard landing 3/16/1943 NAS
Jacksonville, FL and sank with 4 depth charges.
Never recovered.
08185 (MSN 1079) to Brazil in 1943 as FAB 03, later FAB 6502.  Redesignated P-10
in 1945.  Discharged in 1948
08186 (MSN 1080) to Brazil in 1943 as FAB 04, later FAB 6503.  Redesignated P-10
in 1945.  Discharged in 1958
08190 (MSN 1084) to RAAF as A24-36.  Converted to ground
instructional aircraft 5/5/1943.
08200 (MSN 1094) to RAAF as A24-37.  Sold to ANA 10/15/1946.
08201 (MSN 1095) to RAAF as A24-40.  Sold to ANA 10/15/1946.
08202 (MSN 1096) to RAAF as A24-43.  Crashed into a ridge Jun 26, 1943, Bougainville.
9 people on board, 3 killed in crash, 4 killed by Japanese troops, 2 returned by
submarine.
08203 (MSN 1097) to RAAF as A24-38.  Damaged 3/20/1944.
08204 (VT-4) flipped over on landing Santa Rosa Island
1/22/1947.  Pilot killed, 4 injured.  I also have this one going
to RAAF as A24-41 and having crashed 4/8/1943 into Gulf of
Carpentaria QLD, killing all on board.
08206 (MSN 1100) to RAAF as A24-39.  Crashed into sea 5/24/1943 near Port Stephens NSW.
08207 (MSN 1101) to RAAF as A24-44.  Sold 1/6/1948 to Kingsford Smith Air Services
08208 (MSN 1102) to RAAF as A24-42.  Damaged in heavy seas 5/15/1945.
08211 to RAF as Catalina IVA JX571. Transferred to RCAF May 8, 1943,
no RAF service
08212 to RAF as Catalina IVA JX572.  Transferred to RCAF May 8, 1943,
no RAF service.
08213 to RAF as Catalina IVA JX573.  Sold as scrap Mar 10, 1947
08214 to RAF as Catalina IVA JX574.  Went missing about 110 mi
N of Shetland Islands Jun 9, 1944.
08215 to RAF as Catalina IVA JX575.  Transferred to BOAC as 
G-AGID Jul 13, 1943.  Scuttled off Fremantle, Australia
Nov 28, 1945.
08216 to RAF as Catalina IVA JX576.  Wrecked when struck rock while
taxying at night, Killadeas Jul 20, 1944
08217 to RAF as Catalina IVA JX577.  Transferred to BOAC as
G-AGIE Jul 13, 1943.  Scuttled off Fremantle, Australia
Nov 28, 1945
08218 to RAF as Catalina IVA JX578.  SOC Nov 6, 1947
08219 to RAF as Catalina IVA JX579.  Transferred to RCAF May 8, 1943,
no RAF service
08220 to RAF as Catalina IVA JX580.  Transferred to RCAF May 8, 1943,
no RAF service.
08221 to RAF as Catalina IVA JX581.  Wrecked when overshot landing
and struck rocks, Sullom Voe May 5, 1944.
08222 to RAF as Catalina IVA JX582.  Transferred to Norwegian AF
Nov 21, 1945.
08223 to RAF as Catalina IVA JX583.  SOC Nov 6, 1947
08224 to RAF as Catalina IVA JX584.  SOC Mar 26, 1947
08225 to RAF as Catalina IVA JX585.  DBR when struck submerged
obstruction during takeoff, Gibraltar May 30, 1944
08226 (VP-63) force-landed at sea due to fuel exhaustion and sank under tow 5/10/1943.  SOC.
08229 (VP-FAW-10) force landed and sank 4/30/1943
08242 (MSN 1136) to Brazil in 1943 as FAB 05, later FAB 6504.  Discharged in 1945
08243 (MSN 1137) to Brazil in 1943 as FAB 06, later FAB 6505.  Discharged in 1945				
08244 (VP-33) crashed on take off from advanced base in South Pacific 9/8/1944.
08246 (VP-24) crashed 7/12/1943 Tulagi Harbor.  All 7 killed.
08251 (VP-63) wing hit water during low-altitude run,
water-looped and sank 3/30/1943 Albemarle Sound, NC.  8 killed
08264 (MSN 1178) to RAAF as A24-50).  Did not return from Sorong, Vogelkop Pen 9/2/1943.
08268 (MSN 1182) to RAAF as A24-48.  Wrecked on takeoff Bowen lighthouse.
08269 (MSN 1183) to RAAF as A24-45.  Wrecked 7/20/1944, werckage discovered 1996.
08272 (MSN 1186) to RAAF as A24-46.  Broken up but not destroyed.  Was restored
and is now at Whaleworld Museum, Albany WA
08280 (MSN 1194) to RAF as JX232 and to RNZAF as NZ4002 May 12, 1943. 
Crashed at Lauthala Bay, Fiji Sep 23, 1943. 4 crew killed.  JX232 is qu0ted as being as MSN 12334.
08283 (VP-33) lost in landing accident 4/25/1944 to rescue B-24 crew and sank.  All crew rescued by
another PBY.  I have this plane also as having
been lost in a takeoff accident 11/15/1944 in the Philippines.
08284 (MSN 1198) to RAAF as A24-47.  Sold to J. E. Wood 11/13/1947.
08285 (MSN 1199) to RAAF as A24-49.  Crashed 4/28/1944, Horn Island QLD
08286 (MSN 1200) to RAAF as A24-56.  Sold to Kingsford-Smith 1/5/1948.
08290 water looped on takeoff Jacksonville NAS
5/7/1943.  SOC.
08294 (VP-FAW-10) crashed Exmouth Gulf, Australia 
7/3/1943.  4 killed, 4 injured.
08300 (MSN 1214) to Brazil in 1943 as FAB 07, later FAB 6506.  Redesignated
P-10 in 1945.  Discharged in 1958
08301 Lend-Lease to Chile as FACh 400
08302 Lend-Lease to chile as FACh 401
08307 (VN-4M) flipped over and sank on landing, 
Escambria Bay, South Pacific 6/3/1946.  2 killed.
08308 stalled on landing in fog Pensacola Bay, Fl 
1/27/1944. Pilot killed, 6 injured.
08312 (VP-3) forced landing after fuel exhaustion Jun 22, 1943.
08316 water looped during night landing and sank
Pensacola Bay, FL. 12/4/1943.  Pilot killed,
6 injured.
08317 (MSN 1211) saved by NASM and is now in National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, FL.
08318 (VP-FAW-3) force landed in Atlantic Ocean due
to fuel exhaustion 6/22/1943.
08321 (VPB-2) force landed in a field near Julington 
Creek, FL 10/27/1944. 1 killed.
08324 (VN-8) crashed into Mobile Bay, FL 7/3/1943.  5 killed.
08326 (VP-11) crashed 5/10/1943.  SOC.
08328 (VP-11) in accident in Jenkins Bay, southern Pacific
Nov 10,1943.  A crewman was knocked overboard and drowned.
No damage to plane.
08331 (VP-11) missing on search mission 8/13/1944.
08332 (MSN 1256) to RAAF as A24-54.  Strafed by fighters while trying to pick
up survivors from A72-81 and A72-77 4/6/1945, caught fire and abandoned.
08333 (MSN 1257) to RAAF as A24-51.  Sold to Australair 11/5/1947.
08334 (MSN 1258) to RAAF as A24-53.  Failed to return 4/21/1944 from Balikpapan.
08335 (MSN 1259) to RAAF as A24-52.  Crashed 9/7/1943, Townsville QLD
in Cleveland Bay.  13 killed, 3 survived.
08336 (MSN 1260) to RAAF as A24-55.  Sold to C. K. Campbell 11/12/1947
08339 (MSN 1263, VP-11) sank Apr 3/4, 1944 while under tow after a forced night
landing at sea due to severe oil leak
08340 (MSN 1264) to RAAF as A24-57.  Sold 5/11/1947
08341 (MSN 1265) to RAAF as A25-58.  Sold to Barrier Reef Airways 11/10/1947.
08342 nosed in on landing Barrancas Beach, FL. 
9/27/1943.  3 killed, 2 injured.  SOC.
08353 (VPB-63) crashed on takeoff 6/11/45, British
Gambia, Africa during ferrying.
08361 (VP-200) sank at sea SW of Oahu after hard landing
7/18/1944.
08363 (VPB-34) sank in landing accident off Samar
coast 10/25/1944.
08372 (VP-14) crashed during low-altitude turn west
of Copis Island 12/7/1943.  To VR-BAB, then F-OAVV and w/o Feb 19, 1958
acccording to Andrade
08373 (MSN 1297) to RNZAF May 1943 as Catalina IVA NZ4004.  To instructional airframe as INST120 at
Hobsonville in 1946.  SOC 1951 and scrapped..
08377 (VP-14) crashed on takeoff 1/5/1944 Treasury Island
08378 (VP-2-2) crashed 2/14/1944 Queensland, Australia.
08386 (VP-9) crashed on takeoff with depth charges and
exploded Espritu Santo, South Pacific 1/22/1944.
6 killed, 3 injured.
08388 (VP-91) crashed during patrol 11/19/1943 Malaita
Island, South Pacific 5 killed, 2 injured.
08395 at National Naval Air Museum, Pensacola, FL
08396 to Dutch Navy as Y-86.  Later reserialed P-86, then 16-86
08397 to Dutch Navy as Y-87.  Crashed Oct 13, 1946 at Woendi.
08399 (VP-11) ran out of fuel and forced-landed during 
anti-sub patrol 4/3/1944.  Sank during attempted salvage.
08400 (MSN 1324) to RAAF as A24-59.  Sold to Sidney Morning Herald 3/24/1947.
08404 (MSN 1328) to RAAF as A24-60.  Sold 11/12/1947
08405 (MSN 1329) to RAAF as A24-64.  Failed to return from Philippines 12/14/1944.
08406 (MSN 1330) to RAAF as A24-61.  Sold to C. K. Campbell 11/12/1947.
08409 (VP-45) sank in 90 feet of water in failed takeoff
in rough seas 3/23/1943 Attu, AL.
08411 (VPB-2) flew into water during landing, St Johns
River, FL 1/28/1945.  5 killed, 5 injured.
08413 (VP-14) written off when hit coral reef during
taxiing 12/20/1943.
08422 (VPB-2) crashed during instrument training near NAS
Jacksonville 6/25/1943. 13 killed.
08428 (VP-52) missing 11/22/1943, South Pacific.
08431 (VP-52) in landing accident to rescue crew of
downed PB4Y 4/30/1944, South Pacific.  Nosed
over.  3 missing, 5 injured.
08433 Lend-Lese to Chile as FACh 402
08434 (VPB-34) crash landed 11/6/1944 San Pedro Bay, Philippines.
This plane was the famed Medal of Honor aircraft flown
by Lt. Nathan Gordon Feb 15, 1944 off New Britain.	
08435 (MSN 1369) to RNZAF Oct 1943 as NZ4020.  Crash-landed at Hobsonville during ferry 
flight May 26, 1945 and towed to mooring by crash boat.  Damage resulted
in aircraft being w/o			
08436 (VJ-2) undershot landing 5/3/1943, SOC.
08437 (VN-18B) hit seaplane ramp during taxiing 3/28/1946, Corpus Christi, TX.  SOC
08438 (MSN 1372) to RNZAF Oct 1943 as NZ4019.  Declared surplus in 1951 and broken
up at Hobsonville in 1952.
08442 (VP-52) crashed on takeoff 11/13/1943 Queensland, Australia.  SOC.
08450 (MSN 1384) to RNZAF Jun 1943 as Catalina IV NZ4012.  Declared surplus in 1951
and broken up at Hobsonville in 1952.
08453 (MSN 1387) to RNZAF Jul 1943 as Catalina IV NZ4015.  Declared surplus in 1951
and broken up at Hobsonville in 1952
08463 (VP-4) crashed 1/14/1944, Bougainville, SP
08464 (MSN 1398) to RNZAF Jul 1943 as Catalina IV NZ4014.  Declared surplus in 1951
and broken up at Hobsonville in 1952.
08466 (MSN 1400) to RNZAF Jul 1943 as Catalina IV NZ4016.  Declared surplus in 1951
and broken up at Hobsonville in 1952.
08467 (MSN 1401) to RNZAF Jul 1943 as Catalina IV NZ4017.  Declared surplus in 1951
and broken up at Hobsonville in 1952
08468 (MSN 1402) to RNZAF Jul 1943 as Catalina IV NZ4013.  Water-looped on takeoff after
a rescue mission in Segond Channel Oct 11, 1944.  Taken under tow by a
US ship, but the damaged starboard float collapsed and the aircraft
capsized and sank.
08469 (VP-14) forced landing 6/16/1944 150 mi NW of
Espiritu Santos.  Sank under tow.
08487 (MSN 1431) To RNZAF Oct 1943 as Catalina IV NZ4021  Declared surplus in 1951
and broken up at Hobsonville 1952.
08488 (MSN 1432) to RNZAF Oct 1943 as Catalina IV NZ4018.  Declared surplus in 1951
and broken up at Hobsonville in 1952
08489 (MSN 1433) to RAAF as A24-65.  Sold to C. K. Campbell 11/12/1947.
08494 (VP-34) sank in night landing accident 8/14/1944,
Wios Wolndi, Dutch New Guinea.
08499 (MSN 1443) to RAAF as A24-66.  Sold to J.E. Wood 11/21/1947.
08500 (MSN 1444) to RAAF as A24-67.  Shot down 10/1/1943 during torpedo attack.
08504 (MSN 1458) to RAAF as A24-68.  Sold to Kingsford-Smith 1/5/1948.
08505 sank 5/20/1944 during night landing
08506 (VP-72) sank 2/18/1944, Majuro, South Pacific
08509 (VP-33) spun-in in South Pacific 5/21/1944, crashed and burned.  Pilot and 5 missing, 2 injured.
08510 (VP-72) in landing accident in rough seas, sank by gunfire 1/14/1944, South Pacific.
08516 (MSN 1470) to RNZAF Jun 1943 as Catalina IV NZ4022.  Stalled and spun into 
water 10 mi south of Mbenga, Fuji Jan 27, 1945 while operating with No. 6
Squadron.  During a post maintenance test flight the aircraft was
deliberately stalled at 5500 feet but entered an uncontrollable spin
and dove into sea near Beqa Island.  4 crew and 8 passengers killed,
but 2 crew and 4 passengers got clear of the wreckage before it sank
and survived.
08518 (VP-33) during rescue mission 6/3/1944 attacked by Hamps, landed and beached aircraft.  When
clear, flew home.
08530 (VN-4) flew into water during landing and burned, Corpus Christi Bay, TX 10/7/1946.
08532 to RAF as Catalina IVA JV925.   SOC Mar 26, 1947
08533 to RAF as Catalina IVA JV926.   SOC Mar 26, 1947
08534 to RAF as Catalina IVA JV927.  Returned to USN Jul 29, 1947
08535 (VPB-2) got lost and force landed 100 mi west of Tampa, FL and sank 2/12/1944.
08536 (VPB-2) taxied to beach, hit trees, and sank 6/11/1944, Great Ragged Island, BWI.  SOC.
08542 to RAF as Catalina IVA JV928.  Hit by flak from U-boat
Jul 17, 1944.  Returned to Sullom Voe but found DBR
08543 to RAF as Catalina IVA JV929.  Hit by flak from U-boat
Jul 18, 1944.  Returned to Sullom Voe but found DBR
08544 to RAF as Catalina IVA JV930.  SOC Mar 26, 1947
08545 to RAF as Catalina IVA JV931.  SOC Mar 26, 1947
08546 to RAF as Catalina IVA JV932.  SOC Mar 26, 1947.
08547 to RAF as Catalina IVA JV933.  Sold as scrap Mar 10, 1947
08548 to RAF as Catalina IVA JV934.  SOC Mar 26, 1947
08549 to RAF as Catalina IVA JV935.  SOC Mar 26, 1947
107876 ... 108225
Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver
contract cancelled

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