Become a member. Help preserve a vital piece of Naval Aviation History!
“If we don’t do it now, it will be lost, and some of us who were there will be gone.” …Wes Westlund a PBY veteran
Join The PBY Memorial Foundation TODAY! You will be setting forth a piece of Naval Aviation History for today’s youth who, in turn, will carry the legacy to tomorrow’s generation.
As a member, you will receive newsletters, a membership card and, in the near future, discounts on purchases through our gift shop.
Annual Membership Dues:
$35 for Annual Memberships
$500 for Lifetime Membership
America’s Greatest Generation Wants You!!
Out of State and Overseas memberships are welcome!
The tradition of naval aviation at NAS Whidbey Island began when the first PBY Catalina seaplane landed in Crescent Harbor in December 1942.
School children have never seen early planes from NAS Whidbey or heard about those who flew them into action in the South Pacific and Aleutian campaigns.
The PBY Memorial Foundation was formed by CAT veterans and enthusiasts to preserve the legacy of the great “CAT” and other Navy aircraft stationed at NAS Whidbey Island. Their vision of establishing a permanent Memorial has grown to building a PBY- Naval Air Museum with our PBY aircraft as the centerpiece attraction.
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