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A Classic World War Two Aircraft Often Used in Air Sea Rescue

By Sfalcont

posted by author Charles McCain

www.charlesmccain.com

PBY_Catalina_landing

PBY Catalina landing at NAS Jacksonville during WWII.

(official US Navy photo)

PB stands for “Patrol Bomber” and Y is the designation assigned to the manufacturer: Consolidated Aircraft. The PBY Catalina was the most widely used amphibious aircraft in World War Two. Manufactured in the US, many planes went via Lend-Lease to our allies.


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