Black Cat by golftragic

Black Cat

Lake Boga (NW Victoria) was the site of a Catalina flying boat repair depot during WW2. After many years of community effort a very good museum commemorating these aircraft has been built lake-side. Catalinas were often used for air-sea rescue and painted black to operate more safely at night. These aircraft have long fascinated me because my late father flew many missions in Cats as a Wireless Operator. Very slow-moving aircraft, casualty rates were high. Catalinas were also known as PBY-Consolidated aircraft.
Beautiful shot which must bring many fond memories.
February 9th, 2020  
@ludwigsdiana Very true, and got some more shots to come.
February 9th, 2020  
Great capture and story - now we must find out if our fathers were in the same "group" - although I never heard dad talk about these!
February 9th, 2020  
Great shot. Brings back memories
February 9th, 2020  
Oh fantastic - big fan of these guys.
February 9th, 2020  
Beautiful shot and what a cool plane
February 9th, 2020  
@gilbertwood Good thinking 99. When we finally get to have our long postponed lunch we can chat. Been madness here for weeks, lots going on, tell you all when I see you.
February 10th, 2020  
@777margo Sure does.
February 10th, 2020  
@casablanca Oh good, watch this space.
February 10th, 2020  
How interesting!
February 14th, 2020  
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