US Navy PBY Catalina Units of the Pacific War

US Navy PBY Catalina Units of the Pacific War

Combat Aircraft 62
  • Author: Louis B Dorny
  • Illustrator: Jim Laurier
  • Short code: COM 62
  • Publication Date: 3 Oct 2007
  • Number of Pages: 96
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Deadly in its primary role as a submarine hunter, the PBY Catalina was the scourge of the Imperial Japanese Navy's submarine force. Its amphibious traits also made the aircraft well suited to air-sea rescue, and thousands of Allied airmen were saved from a watery grave by PBY crews. 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 side of the war. Illustrated with over 80 photographs and colour profiles detailing aircraft markings, this is the definitive history of an insight into the PBY's use by the US Navy and Allied forces in the Pacific during World War 2.

Biographical Note

Retired US Navy Cdr Louis B Dorny is an acknowledged expert on America's most famous flying-boat, the PBY Catalina, and has long been fascinated by its crucial employment against Japanese forces in the Pacific War. He has interviewed numerous veteran crews during the course of his research over the past four decades. He resides in Seattle, Washington. Jim Laurier attended Paier School of Art in Hamden, Connecticut, from 1974-78 and has since been working professionally in the field of Fine Art and Illustration. He has been commissioned to paint for the US Air Force and has aviation paintings on permanent display at the Pentagon. Jim is a Fellow member of the American Society of Aviation Artists, the New York Society of Illustrators and the American Fighter Aces Association.

Contents

Introduction
War comes to Hawaii
The Philippines and South-west Pacific
The Aleutians
Midway
Guadalcanal
Up the Solomons Chain
Across the Pacific
On to the End
Appendices

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