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12 Planes CAF Units' Fundraiser:

Consolidated PBY Catalina N7179Y

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FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE
December 22, 2017

Our PBY restoration is featured December 23 and 24.  Several days ago a CAF Colonel  contacted me and wished to become a flying sponsor and  See more
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THE STORY:

The Lake Superior 101 Squadron members are continuing their remarkable PBY-6A restoration. Interest in this PBY project continues to grow each year.  The project is now in its 9th year of restoration and recently crossed the 50% mark.

In the past year, the squadron made significant headway on the restoration project. The Control surfaces are now completed, covered, painted, as shown in the second picture. Parts have been stored so work could begin on the fuselage areas damaged when the PBY flipped. Recently they completed and painted both wingtip floats and supports.

Last August a gifted A&P started repairs on the hull "step" that hits the water first in a landing. Shown in primer this section is now ready for paint. Volunteers have also completed the restoration of the tunnel gun door and the forward half of the pylon which holds the wing above the fuselage.

Once this aircraft is complete, it will be the CAF's only PBY Catalina, and one of just a handful flying in the US. The PBY will tell the story of the brave men who used these airplanes as submarine hunters, night torpedo bombers,  patrol aircraft, rescue and reconnaissance platforms and convoy escorts.






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$48,148

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  • Robert Noble

    $100

  • H. C. Brillhart

    $100

  • Shane Roden

    $25

  • Robert Herrin

    $10

  • David Dehne Jr

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • William Brown

    $50

  • Jean Allan

    $50

  • Mark Thornberry

    $25

  • Stuart Stein

    $14

  • Martin Zwahlen

    $250

  • Stephen Rose

    $100

  • AndyB

    $50

  • Bruce Holm

    $100

  • Benjamin DeStefanis

    $10

  • James Houghton

    $100

  • Jeff Reuschle

    $25

  • Bruce Hosking

    $60

  • Kathy Frostman

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $6

  • Joe Horning

    $50

  • Ian McLellan

    $200

  • Bill Sawczuk

    $25

  • John Cutting

    $100

  • Gordon F. Tinley

    $50

  • Mike Kneafsey

    $100

  • eric moore

    $5,000

  • eric moore

    $5,000

  • Paul

    $50

  • Kevin Parks

    $50

  • Bill Lambert

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Daniel Varley

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Col John Hosler

    $500

  • David Ellis

    $100

  • Doug Webb

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kim Dahl

    $50

  • Tria and Pat Cline

    $250

  • Charles H Elmore

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Edgar L. Weber

    $50

  • Roger Daniel

    $50

  • Richard Niedner

    $250

  • Col. James R Mathewson, CAF

    $100

  • DEWAYNE TOMASEK

    $100

  • Jamey Douglass

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Daniel Greenberg

    $100

  • William Nevitt

    $250

  • Robert and Barbara Campbell

    $250

  • Martin Bornheimer

    $25

  • Brian Janssen

    $100

  • D.T. Kelton

    $50

  • Thomas Haglage

    $50

  • Domenick DiMarco

    $50

  • James Anderson

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Chaplain Bob

    $100

  • Ed terSteeg

    $300

  • Dennis Daugherty

    $300

  • Arthur Fairley

    $1,500

  • Robert Wolfe

    $250

  • Moreno Aguiari

    $50

  • Rick Young

    $100

  • Paul Wiegmann

    $10

  • Jerry Pybas, col. caf

    $100

  • Steven Jonas, MD

    $18

  • Michael Schrage

    $50

  • D.A.D.S Electronics COL P.Prudden

    $250

  • Cal and Sandy Van Meter Jr

    $25

  • Melvin W Lofquist

    $25

  • Carlos Santillan

    $100

  • Gary Baker

    $100

  • Elizabeth and Terrence McCloskey

    $50

  • Daniel Hlavin

    $25

  • Cundari Family

    $400

  • Bruce Holm

    $150

  • Carl Mattson

    $20,000

  • Thomas J. Furlong and Elizabeth A. Gard Charitable Fund

    $2,500

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Duard Pyle

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • John Schultz

    $50

  • Michael May

    $200

  • Jergen Fuhr

    $100

  • Roland Herriges

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Robert Nims

    $50

  • William K. Brown

    $1,000

  • Truitt Harper

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

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    $10

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    $10

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    $10

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    $10

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120% Raised of $40,000 Goal

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The Team: $48,148 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

12 Planes CAF Units

Amount Raised

$47,298

 

118% Raised of $40,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Leah Block

Amount Raised

$850

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In tribute to all the brave me who flew these big birds in the Aleutians. 8 months ago

Truitt Harper

Truitt Harper

DONATION: $25

8 months ago

William K. Brown

William K. Brown

DONATION: $1,000

8 months ago

Robert Nims

Robert Nims

DONATION: $50

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