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The Consolidated PBY Catalina was a flying boat developed by Consolidated Aircraft for the United States Navy. The Catalina started it's life as a patrol bomber but eventually evolved into one of the most widely used multi-role aircraft of World War II. PBYs served with every branch of the United States Armed Forces and in the air forces and navies of many other nations. In the United States Army Air Forces and later in the United States Air Force their designation was OA-10. A Canadian-built PBY version would be called a Canso.

During World War II, PBYs were used in anti-submarine warfare, patrol bombing, convoy escorts, search and rescue missions (especially air-sea rescue), and cargo transport. The PBY was the most successful aircraft of its kind; no other flying boat was produced in greater numbers. The last active military PBYs were not retired from service until the 1980s. Even today, over 70 years after its first flight, the aircraft continues to fly as an airtanker in aerial firefighting operations all over the world.

The initialism of "P.B.Y." was determined in accordance with the U.S. Navy aircraft designation system of 1922; PB representing "Patrol Bomber" and Y being the code used for the aircraft's manufacturer, Consolidated Aircraft.

Below are a list of airframes that survived military service.

PBN-1 · PB2B-2 · PBV-1 · PBY-5 · PBY-6 · UNKNOWN


PBN-1
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Bu. 02838  (C-70)


PB2B-2
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Bu. 44248  (D)


PBV-1
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RCAF9806  (?)
RCAF9810  (D)
RCAF9815  (A)
RCAF9825  (S-05)
RCAF9830  (?-02)
RCAF9837  (D-17)
RCAF9838  (D)
RCAF11003  (W)
RCAF11005  (A)
RCAF11007  (E)
RCAF11022  (S)
  RCAF11024  (A)
RCAF11029  (?)
RCAF11042  (A)
RCAF11047  (A-05)
RCAF11052  (?)
RCAF11054  (A)
RCAF11060  (?)
RCAF11067  (W)
RCAF11074  (A)
RCAF11075  (W)
RCAF11079  (W)
  RCAF11084  (A-02)
RCAF11086  (E)
RCAF11087  (R)
RCAF11088  (S)
RCAF11089  (A)
RCAF11093  (?)
RCAF11094  (S-02)
RCAF11096  (W)
RCAF11100  (C)
Bu. 67844  (?)
Bu. 67888  (?)
  Bu. 67893  (A)
Bu. 67918  (S-03)
Bu. 67936  (S-04)
Bu. 67973  (?)
Bu. 68013  (S-06)
Bu. 68045  (R)
Bu. 68058  (D)


PBY-5
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VA718  (E)
Bu. 02459  (A-06)
Bu. 05021  (R-02)
Bu. 05028  (D)
Bu. 08101  (?)
Bu. 08109  (D)
Bu. 08272  (R)
Bu. 08317  (?)
Bu. 21232  (S-04)
Bu. 33966  (R)
Bu. 33968  (R-03)
Bu. 33993  (D)
Bu. 34012  (W)
Bu. 34016  (U)
Bu. 34027  (A)
  Bu. 34030  (W)
Bu. 45646  (?)
Bu. 45647  (?)
Bu. 46482  (?)
Bu. 46504  (C)
Bu. 46522  (A)
Bu. 46527  (?)
Bu. 46539  (?)
Bu. 46582  (D-04)
Bu. 46590  (S-10)
Bu. 46595  (D)
Bu. 46596  (?)
Bu. 46602  (?)
Bu. 46624  (?)
Bu. 46633  (R-02)
  Bu. 48275  (W)
Bu. 48281  (C)
Bu. 48287  (A-02)
Bu. 48294  (A)
Bu. 48296  (W)
Bu. 48317  (R-02)
Bu. 48373  (P)
Bu. 48374  (?)
Bu. 48375  (A-06)
Bu. 48388  (W)
Bu. 48397  (E)
Bu. 48406  (D)
Bu. 48412  (?)
Bu. 48419  (D)
Bu. 48423  (?)
  Bu. 48426  (S-04)
Bu. 48429  (?)
Bu. 48446  (W-89)
Bu. 64035  (?)
RCAF9734  (?)
RCAF9742  (D)
RCAF9746  (S-05)
RCAF9750  (?)
RCAF9752  (?)
RCAF9757  (P)
RCAF9767  (A-04)
RCAF9789  (E)
RCAF9793  (S)


PBY-6
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Bu. 46639  (?-70)
Bu. 46642  (?-70)
Bu. 46643  (D-01)
Bu. 46644  (A)
Bu. 46645  (R)
Bu. 46647  (?-70)
Bu. 46650  (?-70)
Bu. 46652  (?-70)
Bu. 46653  (W)
Bu. 46655  (A)
Bu. 46657  (?-70)
Bu. 46659  (?-70)
Bu. 46662  (A)
Bu. 46663  (?-70)
Bu. 46665  (A)
Bu. 46666  (?-70)
  Bu. 46667  (?-70)
Bu. 46668  (?-70)
Bu. 46673  (?-70)
Bu. 46679  (A-04)
Bu. 46680  (?-70)
Bu. 46683  (?-70)
Bu. 46685  (?-70)
Bu. 46687  (?-70)
Bu. 46689  (?-70)
Bu. 63993  (D-03)
Bu. 63995  (?-70)
Bu. 63996  (W)
Bu. 63998  (W-84)
Bu. 64000  (W)
Bu. 64001  (?-70)
Bu. 64002  (S-80)
  Bu. 64005  (?-70)
Bu. 64007  (?-70)
Bu. 64008  (?-70)
Bu. 64010  (?-70)
Bu. 64013  (?-70)
Bu. 64016  (?-70)
Bu. 64017  (?)
Bu. 64034  (U)
Bu. 64041  (?)
Bu. 64042  (?-70)
Bu. 64044  (?-70)
Bu. 64047  (?-70)
Bu. 64053  (?-70)
Bu. 64063  (?-83)
Bu. 64064  (A)
Bu. 64065  (?-70)
  Bu. 64071  (U)
Bu. 64072  (R-11)
Bu. 64087  (?-70)
Bu. 64092  (A-02)
Bu. 64096  (?-70)
Bu. 64097  (S)
Bu. 64099  (?-70)
Bu. 64104  (?-70)
Bu. 64105  (?-70)
Bu. 64107  (S-04)


Unknown
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F-BBCD  (?)
  N2763A  (?)
  Unknown 1  (?)
  Unknown 2  (?)

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