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PBY Blister Gunner: 1942

PBY Blister Gunner: 1942

Another shot of AOM Jesse Rhodes Waller and machine gun in a PBY Catalina at Corpus Christi Naval Air Base in August 1942. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Howard Hollem for the Office of War Information.

 

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A PBY-5A Catalina was instrumental in rescuing 56 crewman of the torpedoed USS Indianapolis. Navy pilot Adrian Marks disobeyed standing orders not to land in open ocean, and rendered the craft unflyable, but ultimately saved the lives of those men who were able to clamber aboard.

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