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  1. Takao

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    It was a joke about Riter's "aqua-aeroplane".
    The P-38 is in aqua and it is an aeroplane...Hence, an aqua-aeroplane...But, not a seaplane, float plane, or flying boat.
     
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    Flying apartment building.

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    Okay, we're gettin' a silly. :hypnotized:
     
  7. Prospero Quevedo

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    I read a number of navy training craft ditched because pilots lost track of their fuel researves and ended up in the drink. They found a f3f that went down due to a engine malfunction the pilot reported he had lots of fuel but the engine conked out like it ran out. They found it fairly recent the diver said it should have been an easy salvage it was intact. However when they got there it was gone. He thought s savage company took it. They have to file a salvage notice and thought someone beat them to it or they missed logged the location so they circled Ang found it s mile away completely broken up. Thought maybe s drag net snagged it. Anyway they were able to recover most of it and now restoring it to flying condition. During demantiling found the fuel switch was defective and not the pilots fault.
     
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    It was restored to static condition - to t he best of my knowledge and is in Pensacola now.

    The pilot, a Marine brigadier general(retired), double ace, & MoH winner, that "parked" the F3F in the ocean, was there to greet it when it was unloaded from the salvage barge.
     
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    That would be Bob Galer. He ditched an F3F-2 (bn 0976) while attempting to land on Saratoga.
     
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    I didn't think about the spruce goose since it was a one off and never operational but she is a beauty for a sea plane
     
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    Heinkel He 115. It was used to transfer Finnish Reconnaissance troops behind the Soviet lines and bring wounded soldiers back. Got some photos of the action behind the lines. Not perhaps the prettiest but efficient. Notice the Finnish markings here.

    Heinkel He 115 - Wikipedia

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