COLLISION OF TWO PBY-5 CATALINAS
PERTH AREA, WA
ON 1 MARCH 1944

 

The War Diary for Patrol Squadron One Hundred and One had the following entry:-

WAR DIARY
For March 1944.

Mar. 1 Three (3) planes Ferry flight, Perth to Adelaide.
Nine (9) planes local training flights
(Midair collision between PBY-5 Bureau number 08134 of VP-101 and PBY-5 Bureau number 08297 of VP-11 resulted in slight injury to pilot of PBY-5 Bureau number 08134. Damage to both planes repairable.

PBY-5 Catalina Bu. No. 08134 sank in another incident in the Perth area on 7 March 1944.

 

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