Aircraft Photo of 7099 | Consolidated PB2Y-5R Coronado | USA - Navy | AirHistory.net #77869
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:7099
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated PB2Y Coronado
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PB2Y Coronado
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PB2Y-5R Coronado
C/n (msn):57
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Location
City / Airport:Pensacola - NAS / Forrest Sherman FieldMap
Region / Country:Florida, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KNPA   IATA: NPA   Local: NPA   Other: -
Collection:National Museum of Naval Aviation
 
Photo Date:31 May 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 77869
Photo Comment

Now on display at the National Museum of Naval Aviation this Coronado is the last survivor of 210 built and was intended as a larger, higher perfomance variant of the Catalina. This aircraft served as an executive transport taking the staff of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz to Tokyo for the Japanese surrender ceremony on 2nd September 1945.

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