Photos: PBY-5
04492 (?)

This plane broke loose in an Aleutian storm, struck some other planes, and was blown ashore. (VP-61's Chronology and Narrative put the storm's date as 1942-Nov-02). Note the white flag on the rocks near the right edge: the wind is still blowing hard enough to stand it straight out, snapping rapidly.

80-G-20709 (NARA)

PW 4 No. 1300  31 Oct. 1942

Damaged Navy Patrol Bomber,
PBY, No. 45, Squadron VP-61,
at Adak Island, Alaska.
Looking East.

(Photo courtesy of the National Archive and Records Administration)