Naval History and Heritage Command

National Museum of the U.S. Navy


This section details U.S. Navy aircraft based out of North and South Atlantic bases during the Battle of the Atlantic.  The focus is predominately on PBY "Catalina, PB4Y "Liberator", and PBM "Mariner" aircraft.  This section also contains imagery of the lighter-than-air aircraft, K-Type dirigibles. 

Image:  80-G-44613:   U.S. Navy PB4Y "Liberator" heading out for a patrol against German U-boats over the Bay of Biscay, February 1944.  U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.