The angle of the photo makes the BuNo look like 04482 (VP-53), but it must be 04492. VP-61's Chronology (as well as its Narrative) put the date of the storm as 1942-Nov-02.
PW 4 No. 1303 31 Oct. 1942
Damaged Navy Patrol Bomber,
PBY, No. 45, Squadron VP-61,
at Adak Island, Alaska.
(Photo courtesy of the National Archive and Records Administration)