PBY-5A Catalina, Ens. Jack Reid, VP-44, Battle of Midway, 1942 Decorative Vinyl Decal
PBY-5A Catalina, Flown by Ens. Jack Reid, VP-44, Battle of Midway, 1942.
VP-44 transferred to Midway Island to provide combat patrols on May 22, 1942. There were 32 Catalinas at Midway awaiting the arrival of the Japanese due to decoded intercepts detailing their plans to attack Midway. Sector searches were ﬂown out to 700 miles from Midway commencing at 04:15 each morning. The squadrons were handicapped at this stage of the war by the lack of radar on the aircraft.
On 3 June, Ensign Reid and his crew were the ﬁrst to spot the approaching Japanese task force. The Catalina scouted the enemy task force, which they believed to be the “main body” of the Japanese fleet and radioed information back to their base. The task force consisted of 1 light cruiser, 12 transports carrying 5,000 soldiers, 11 destroyers, 2 seaplane tenders, 1 fleet oiler and 4 patrol boats.
Spruce up your room, man-cave, garage or toolbox with this vinyl decal paying tribute to the Battle of Midway & the PBY Catalina! Comes with smaller vinyl decals that can be applied anywhere, an application tool, and instructions.
What makes our vinyl prints special?
Available in two material options!
Movable - Ready to make a move? Our vinyl wall prints are movable and reusable for interior application.
Permanent - Need it to stick? Our 3M decal material will adhere permanently. Great for trailers!
Variety of sizes - small, medium or large.
Authentic - Genuine high resolution images of your favorite aircraft bring life to any room!
Produced in the U.S.A. - Thoughtfully crafted by skilled AirCorps team members in Bemidji, MN.