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MishapsMISHAPs: 08 MAR 41 A/C: PBY-5A pby Location: OR TONGUE PT Strike: Yes BUNO: 7299 Cause: Take-off in darkness in a light cross wind and choppy seas. Plane started bouncing on take-off run, the bouncing became increasingly-violent and the plane was seen to swerve to the left and burst into flames: Four men came to the surface immediately after the crash, but three sank before the crash boat arrived in approx. 3-mins. None had life jackets. Damage:"Total Loss" Pilot Lt(jg) Charles H. Reimann/Killed, ENS George R. Garrett/Minor inj, AV1 .Robert H. Bryant/Killed, AMM2 Marvin E. Crump/Killed, SEA1 Anthony Leszgzynski, Jr/Killed, SEA2 Henry W. Strickland,Jr/Killed, RM2 James B. Davis,Jr/Killed, RM3 Raymond S. Campbell/Killed, and A1 Leonard Rusek/Killed. Contributed by Terry pb4y-2@sbcglobal.net [Updated 18JUN2001 | Updated 22DEC2000 | 17MAR98]

MishapsMISHAPs: 01 OCT 41 A/C: PBY-5 pby Location: 170mi east of Boston, MA Strike: Yes BUNO: 2301 Cause: Take-off from Portland,Me for Argentina, Newfoundland. Plane entered overcast at 500' and climbed to 15,000' before top was reached. Severe icing was encountered when an attempt was made to let down. De-icing system was deployed successfully and plane reversed its course to return to Nas Quonset Pt,RI. Plane made an instrument landing at 1730 just before dark. Damage: Port bow stove-in, bombardiers window and shutter broken. Lower three horizontal members of rudders bent upward aft of rudder hinge post, plastic panels of port waist hatch broken. Crew Ok. Pilot Ens. Emil E. Glanz AV-N USNR, Ens Robert Fleming AV-N USNR, Ens Harry E. Harmon AV-N USNR, AMM1c Leonard H. Wagoner (NAP), AMM2c Marvin B. Jones USN, AMM3c Loren B. Stafford USN, ARM3c Y. J. Dyson USN, and ARM3c Donald Duoma USNR. Contributed by Terry pb4y-2@sbcglobal.net [20NOV2002]

MishapsMISHAPs: 01 OCT 41 A/C: PBY-5 pby Location: Sitka Channel, Sitka, Ak Strike: No BUNO: 2386 Cause: During take on a scheduled flight, plane struck a submerged object and seriously damaging hull bottom sides. Plane was flown off water and returned to Seattle, where and emergency landing was made and plane beached. Damage: Replacement of major parts. Crew Ok. Pilot: LCDR Francis B. Johnson USN, Lt(jg) H. O. Hauk USN, Ens J. F. Litsey AV-N USNR, AMM1c J. T. Hilderbrand (NAP), ACMM E. W. Froehlich, AMM1c C. C. Meyer, ARM1c B. F. Jones, AOM1c C. H. Shephard, and ARM3c T. A. Scroggins. Contributed by Terry pb4y-2@sbcglobal.net [21NOV2002]

MishapsMISHAPs: 16 JUN 42 A/C: PBY-5A pby Location: AK, ALEUTIANS, NAS DUTCH HARBOR, CARLISLE MTN., CARLISELE ISL'S, ALEUTIAN ISL'S Strike: Yes BUNO: 7298 Cause: Pilot was returning from patrol flight west of Dutch Harbor. He landed at sea to pick up a hospital patient from a Naval ship, then took off for base. While climbing through a fog layer, the radar was turned off in order to use power for transmitting take-off report to base. While still in the fog and due to navigational error and no radar, plane crashed into Carlisle Mountain. Damage:Demolished. Crew & pass:Pilot: Lt(jg). Jep C. Jonson/Killed, Rm2c. Edward "Ted" Harry Scroggins/Killed, Ens. Albert D. Peterson (died 8/7/43), Ens. James K. Morrill/Seriously inj, Amm2c. Samuel Olsen/Seriously inj, Amm3c. Dorsey F. Pribble (not in accident according to Adm.rep), Amm3c. Richard C. Hazard/Minor inj, Arm3c. Rolf H. Neilson/Minor inj, and Sea1c. Samuel D. Gladioni (hospital case). Contributed by Terry pb4y-2@sbcglobal.net [Updated 08DEC2004 | Updated 27JUN2001 | Updated 22DEC2000 | 17MAR98]

MishapsMISHAPs: 28 JUN 42 A/C: PBY-5A pby Location: Aleutian Area Strike: Yes BUNO: 04459 Cause: Pilot was on routine overnight patrol southwest of Dutch Harbor. He was last heard from at 0200 29 Jun when he sent a routine hourly report. He was then estimated to be just starting the inbound leg sector about 400-miles away. Other pilots in the area reported fog up 200-ft, clear and unlimited above. All members of crew missing. Missing crew: Pilot. Ens. James T. Hildebrand, Ens. Leonaard J. Hurley, AP1c. William B. Laing, AP1c. Frank D. Geiger, Amm1c. Lester W. Dietrich, Amm3c. Willis H. Sweeney, Amm3c. Anthony H. Duesing, and Rm3c. William J. Glover. Contributed by Terry pb4y-2@sbcglobal.net [28JUN2001]

MishapsMISHAPs: 21 DEC 48 A/C: PBM-5 Marina Location: TSINGTAO Strike: Yes BUNO: 84680 CAUSE: TAKE OFF ACCIDENT, WATER LOOPED Contributed by Terry pb4y-2@sbcglobal.net [02APR98]

MishapsMISHAPs: 03 FEB 49 A/C: PBM-5 Marina Location: YOKOSUKA, JA Strike: Yes BUNO: 84631 CAUSE: HARD LNDG Contributed by Terry pb4y-2@sbcglobal.net [02APR98]

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