STRAWBERRY 5

Strawberry 5--in the permanent collection of the Pensacola Naval Air Museum
                       
Strawberry 5 was the first PBY, US patrol aircraft, to spot and report the unknown location of the Japanese Naval Armada as it approached Midway Island on June 2 &3rd, 1942.  The ensuing battle was a resounding US Naval Air-Sea victory, which many consider to be the point  at which Japanese defeat began.
 


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