Martin PBM-5G 'Mariner'
|  Base model:||PBM|
|  Designation System:||U.S. Navy / Marines|
|  Designation Period:||1935-1962|
|  Basic role:||Patrol Bomber|
|  Modified Mission:||Coast Guard version|
Recent comments by our visitors
| Kenneth E. Euritt|
Lee\'s Summit, MO
| I flew as an AO3 in a 5G out of Salem, Mass. Coast Guard Air Station during 1952-1955. I was a crew member on an off shore landing in 1953-54 in the north atlantic to pick up a injured sailor aboard the cruiser Worchester. We made a JATO takeoff and landed on a lake in Newfoundland and transfered the sailor to another aircraft. We flew back to Salem.
I can close my eyes and still hear the roar of the engines and the sight of the plane being engulfed in spray as we came up on the step in order to get to flying speed.
We were always told the plane was like a bumble bee. It
theorectically couldn't fly.
08/16/2008 @ 13:00 [ref: 22471]
| Rich Frangella|
| Pic shown is a PBM-3S, circa 1946 @
San Francisco Bay.
10/01/2004 @ 21:11 [ref: 8381]