WWII Engineering: The Unmatched Versatility of the PBY Catalina
Learn why this extraordinary aircraft stands out as one of World War II's most formidable multi-role aircraft. Crews of the PBY Catalina fearlessly embraced every challenge they encountered. From the heart-pounding patrol bombings and midnight raids on enemy shipping to daring search and rescue operations, seamless cargo transportation, relentless anti-submarine warfare, and unwavering air support for our convoys and merchant shipping. Join us as we discuss its critical importance in WWII, with an exclusive focus on why it was such a prime target in the attack on Pearl Harbor, and how it helped turn the tide of war at the Battle of Midway!
Guest Speaker: Hill Goodspeed, Deputy Director of the National Naval Aviation Museum, and William “Spin” Spincola, Senior Education Manager Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum.