The recovery and salvage of a PBY 5A Catalina on July 31, 1948 at the lower base Sea Plane hanger. Shown is a DUCK attached to the plane in preparation for towing it up the ramp. In the background is a salvage crane partially supporting the Catalina and in the left rear is the Navy Crash Boat at the dock. The salvage crew stands along what is left of the port wing. -- Hal

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