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Consolidated PBY Catalina

VP AircraftAIRCRAFT: "...My dad, (AAM 3rd Class - Billie Goodell) while a crew member aboard 83-P-2, sighted a surfaced U-boat at a considerable distance and reported it to the pilot Lt. Jg. Ford. A depth charge run was mounted and with accurate fire from dad's waist 50cal to keep the enemy gunners away from their weapons, the sub was straddled with charges and broken in half. There were three survivors. The sub was U-164, a Type IXC of the 10th Flotilla. P2 is credited with two U-boats and dad received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his action..." MODEL - PB4Y-5A Catalina by Larry Goodell LGOODELL@QUIXNET.NET WebSite: http://204.50.25.179/features00/pby5alg_1.htm [11MAR2005]

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