Photos: PBY-5

VP-52 spent time in Greenland - this may have been one of the better days they encountered.

Photo: NAH003761
Caption: VP-52 received PBY-5s from VP-14 at NAS Pensacola in Jan, 1941 (52 was last sqd with PBY-2s, which were turned over to Pensacola for training) Planes flew for several months "as received," except for changing "14" to "52". Tail stripes were retained, I think, until planes were camoflaged during the summer.

(Photo courtesy of the Naval Historical Center, US Navy)