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    http://taylorempireairways.com/2009/...rait-of-tiran/

    On 22 March the Catalina touched down at Ras Ash Shaykh Humayd on the headland dividing the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba facing Tyran Island. The aircraft was anchored close to the shore and the crew slept on board that night. The following day, the family group were attacked from the headland by gun-toting Saudi Arabian Bedouins. Although the family and camera crew made it back to the Catalina, the aircraft sustained damage from several hundred bullets and had to be abandoned. The Kendalls and party were arrested and held a few days on suspicion of being Israelis. N5593V was too badly damaged to be salvaged and remained at the site, where it is still a graffiti-covered desert landmark.
    – Legg, David. (2001). Consolidated PBY Catalina: The Peacetime Story. Annapolis: US Naval Institute Press. 174-5.

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    WOW the propellers and tires seem to be intact.

    Interesting post Jonh
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    ya gonna buy it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Demento View Post
    ya gonna buy it?
    He is probably like most of us on here, Not enough money to buy Jack $hit.

    Not even from Walmart.

    Just a Homemade crapper with a corn cob box for toilet paper in an outhouse in the doublewide trailer Park in Hicksville.

    A one line phone that is a party line to a dozen families, and a TV that needs rabbit ears.

    Now how in the Hell is he gone buy this? DDT have you lost your mind?

    Hahh-a, i got on two birds with one stone with that one.......

    Have you grown a bit senile in your young age?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Plain John Wayne View Post
    He is probably like most of us on here, Not enough money to buy Jack $hit.

    Not even from Walmart.

    Just a Homemade crapper with a corn cob box for toilet paper in an outhouse in the doublewide trailer Park in Hicksville.

    A one line phone that is a party line to a dozen families, and a TV that needs rabbit ears.

    Now how in the Hell is he gone buy this? DDT have you lost your mind?

    Hahh-a, i got on two birds with one stone with that one.......

    Have you grown a bit senile in your young age?
    you forget.... i'm obtuse....
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    BS DDT Now I got to look up the word obtuse...

    I hope it is Vulgar.
    ...

    You are an insecticide. Pure and simple...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Plain John Wayne View Post
    BS DDT Now I got to look up the word obtuse...

    I hope it is Vulgar.
    ...

    You are an insecticide. Pure and simple...
    What kind of insecticide? "Thread-B-Gone"?

    Someone should have salvaged the PBY years ago. I would have turned it into a monument. Create a replica beach, and put this in the center as a monument to all the Don Quixotes of the world following their dreams to their bitter and premature ends.

    It was 1960, when a fairly ordinary man could still make something of himself, save up enough money to buy two war surplus combat aircraft and take his family on a trip around the world. It was still the era of "if you can dream it, you can do it." JFK, Ike, America was still on top.

    How prophetic that the dream was crushed by ignorant, hate-filled rag-heads.

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    Default Re: PBY Catalina on the beach

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post
    What kind of insecticide? "Thread-B-Gone"?



    How prophetic that the dream was crushed by ignorant, hate-filled rag-heads.

    And still is....
    Life's different here ... It's a whole 'nother pace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post
    What kind of insecticide? "Thread-B-Gone"?

    Someone should have salvaged the PBY years ago. I would have turned it into a monument. Create a replica beach, and put this in the center as a monument to all the Don Quixotes of the world following their dreams to their bitter and premature ends.

    It was 1960, when a fairly ordinary man could still make something of himself, save up enough money to buy two war surplus combat aircraft and take his family on a trip around the world. It was still the era of "if you can dream it, you can do it." JFK, Ike, America was still on top.

    How prophetic that the dream was crushed by ignorant, hate-filled rag-heads.
    Print the whole story you third Wit.

    What in the hell I go to do, kick your A$$?

    But then again I have not followed the whole thread, and I might be in the wrong.

    It has been known before. I am only a Half wit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post
    What kind of insecticide? "Thread-B-Gone"?
    exactly!
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    Default Re: PBY Catalina on the beach

    Quote Originally Posted by Just Plain John Wayne View Post
    Print the whole story you third Wit.

    What in the hell I go to do, kick your A$$?

    But then again I have not followed the whole thread, and I might be in the wrong.

    It has been known before. I am only a Half wit.
    I've been trying to find a way to download the story from Life Magazine, but Google Books made it impossible. You have to go online there and read it.

    Hint - it reads like one of your sea stories. I guarantee you will enjoy it. It will make your blood boil, and activate your spirit of adventure.

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