Aviation Photo #2472009 Consolidated PB2Y-5R Coronado - USA - Navy

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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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    Alastair T. Gardiner
    USA - Navy
    Consolidated PB2Y-5R Coronado
    Consolidated PB2Y Coronado
    Consolidated PB2Y Coronado
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    7099
    Pensacola - NAS / Forrest Sherman Field
    Florida
    USA
    May 31, 2013
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