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Catalina G-PBYA

These are the first air to air photographs of Plane Sailing's PBY-5A Catalina G-PBYA in its new colour scheme, representing 44-33915 Sophisticat, one of several United States Army Air Force OA-10A Catalina amphibians operated by the 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron of the 8th Air Force based at Halesworth in Suffolk. They were used over the North Sea, locating and rescuing downed Allied airmen. 44-33915 was lost on operations in March 1945 though thankfully its crew were rescued.

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