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Historic Pearl Harbor PBY Catalinas to fly again for 75th anniversary of the end of World War II

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A PBY-5A Catalina aircraft called “Princess of the Stars” is on Oahu to partake in the 75th anniversary end of World War II. The seaplane once provided long-range reconnaissance and sunk a Nazi submarine off of Iceland. Pictured with the aircraft is one of its pilots Fred Owen.
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Stuart Barr purchased the aircraft after his grandson, Coy Pfaff (pictured), found it during his travels in France.
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Stuart Barr purchased the aircraft after his grandson, Coy Pfaff (pictured), found it during his travels in France.
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The cockpit of the warplane features a relocated electrical control panel in front of the instrument panel.
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Pictured is the instrument and electrical control panel in the cockpit of the warplane.
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A bobble head of the Disney character “Stitch” sits in the cockpit.
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Pictured is a diagram of the warbird’s original design.
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Pilot Fred Owen stands inside the waist gunner’s compartment where .50-caliber machine guns were housed at the side window blisters.
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A PBY-5A Catalina aircraft called “Princess of the Stars” is on Oahu to partake in the 75th anniversary end of World War II. The seaplane once provided long-range reconnaissance and sunk a Nazi submarine off of Iceland.
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A PBY-5A Catalina aircraft called “Princess of the Stars” is on Oahu to partake in the 75th anniversary end of World War II. The seaplane once provided long-range reconnaissance and sunk a Nazi submarine off of Iceland.
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Pilot Peter Houghton looks on Wednesday.