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|Consolidated PBY Catalina: The Peacetime
By David Legg
A full account of the PBY's operational history in peacetime. Includes a
country-by-country survey of the military and commercial uses of the airplane, and
detailed listings of various registrations. Very complete!
|U.S. Navy PBY Catalina Units of the Pacific War
(Osprey Combat Aircraft #62)
By Louis B. Dorny
Using personal interviews, war diaries and combat
reports combined with original Japanese records and books, Louis B. Dorny
provides a view on the role of the Catalina from both sides of the war.
Illustrated with over 80 photographs and color profiles detailing aircraft
markings, this is the definitive history of, and insight into, the PBY's use
by the U.S. Navy and Allied forces in the Pacific during World War II.
|PBY: The Catalina Flying Boat
By Roscoe R. Creed
This definitive study, first
published in 1985, pulls together in a single volume all of the aircraft's
fascinating facts. The author carefully analyzes the PBY's dual use in the
war as a plane of mercy and as a bomber, and he chronicles the flying boat's
contributions in peacetime.
Air Sea Rescue Featuring PBY Catalinas, Philippines 1946
By Grey T. Larison
This is a firsthand account of the SNAFU Snatcher
operation after the end of WWII. The author describes his own experiences of
the immediate post-war military as part of an air-sea rescue unit in the
Pacific. The author was himself a cook for the unit but also volunteered as
an observer for several search flights and participated in some recovery
operations. The book includes his observations on military life, the nature
of war, and the experiences of a young man coming face to face with the
horrors of war and its aftermath. Told with compassion and wry good humor,
the book is an easy read and, in places, quite entertaining. [From a
|Black Cat Raiders of WWII
By Richard C. Knott
Author Richard Knott was an experienced flying boat pilot, and his expertise
and knowledge greatly contribute to this inside story of the men who flew Catalina patrol
bombers in the South Pacific under all sorts of arduous and harrowing conditions.
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