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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Catalinas made up almost all of the VP inventory - VP-55 with PBM-1 Mariners, VP-1 3 with PB2Y-2 Coronados, and the recently formed land-based VP-82 with PBO-1 Hudsons being the exceptions..." Ready or Not - Naval Aviation's Aircraft and Ships on the Eve of Pearl Harbor By Hal Andrews - NAVAL AVIATION NEWS January-February 1990 http://www.history.navy.mil/download/ww2-3.pdf [29MAY2003]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...The initial Martin PBM-1 s, the first fleet aircraft with power turrets, entered service with VP-55. It was the beginning of a new generation of larger Navy flying boats promising increased performance, armament, and payload over those of the PBYs..." Ready or Not - Naval Aviation's Aircraft and Ships on the Eve of Pearl Harbor By Hal Andrews - NAVAL AVIATION NEWS January-February 1990 http://www.history.navy.mil/download/ww2-3.pdf [29MAY2003]


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