Naval History and Heritage Command

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UA 46.01 US Coast Guard Collection

US Coast Guard Collection
Title: US Coast Guard Collection
Caption: Collection photo # UA 46.01.01 - hoisting of PBM onto USCGC Sweetgum
Description: Donation by the US Coast Guard of 17 photographs related to salvage operations on US Navy PBM plane (P-81), which grounded on a coral reef of Carti Village, Gulf of San Blas, Panama on September 22, 1944. USCGC Sweetgum floated the plane and hoisted same on an Army barge. The images show various stages of the salvage and hoisting of the PBM, as well as overhead views of the aircraft on the coral.
Accession #: UA 46
Catalog #: UA 46.01
Donor: US Coast Guard
Copyright Owner: Naval History & Heritage Command
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