American Sub Hunters

Discussion in 'General' started by ElHulio99, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. ElHulio99

    ElHulio99 Junior Member

    Hi im a new member but i've had an avid facination with Worl War 2 for a long time and i live in Florida where alot of bases during world war 2 were. But the main reason i post is that my grandfather passed on a little while back and i was too young to ask many of the questions i have now. My grandfather was an engineer on a sub hunting plane in the Pacific but i dont know much about what planes they used or what squadrons he might have been attatched to. Do you guys know any information on these topics?
  2. angie999

    angie999 Very Senior Member

    I cannot provide a definitive answer, but one of the mainstays of US ASW and reconnaisance patrols was the PBY "Catalina" flying boat.

    However, in the Atlantic a wide range of aircraft were used, including long range B-24 Liberators, and I would expect a similar range of aircraft types in the Pacific.

    Without knowing his squadron, it would be difficult to say.
  3. Kiwiwriter

    Kiwiwriter Very Senior Member

    Try getting hold of his records from the National Military Personnel Records Center. They have a web page. As his grandson, you should be able to get them.

    Good luck with your quest, thank you for joining us, and thank you for your grandfather's service to his Country.
  4. ElHulio99

    ElHulio99 Junior Member

    Well thanks for the reply, i do believe it was a consolidated B-24 but my dad doest know a whole lot about it

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