CRASH OF A CATALINA
IN EXMOUTH GULF NEAR POTSHOT, WA
ON 28 APRIL 1943
 

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A USAAF? PBY Catalina crashed Exmouth Gulf, near Potshot in Western Australia on 28th April 1943. Four of the seven man crew managed to reach the shore.

On 29 April 1943 a United States Navy diver descended into the water at the spot where the Catalina had crashed. The diver located three bodies still in the aircraft. 

US Navy Diver being lowered to look for
three bodies in the wreckage of the Catalina

 

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