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L01-11.04.01 The Navy's "Black Cats"

Portending bad luck for the Japanese, dark-painted Navy Consolidated Catalinas now prowl the night skies of the Pacific on search and bombing missions - thus keeping the enemy from his needed sleep. Known as "Black Cats," there are a number of these Catalina squadrons on duty in the Pacific. Shown here, men of the Black Cat squadron loll around in the shade provide by the black wing of a PBY night-prowler, waiting for orders.
Title: The Navy's "Black Cats"
Description: Portending bad luck for the Japanese, dark-painted Navy Consolidated Catalinas now prowl the night skies of the Pacific on search and bombing missions - thus keeping the enemy from his needed sleep. Known as "Black Cats," there are a number of these Catalina squadrons on duty in the Pacific. Shown here, men of the Black Cat squadron loll around in the shade provide by the black wing of a PBY night-prowler, waiting for orders.
Accession #: Naval Subjects Collection
Catalog #: L01-11.04.01
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
Circa this Year: 1944
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