PBY books  

ISBN 0-8168-7950-8
William Wagner
1976, Aero Publishers, Inc
324 pages, hard cover

Lodowick Adams, Bookseller

Lots of history concerning the conception, development, and production of the PBY is covered in this book. It describes most of the important "firsts" accomplished with the PBY.

The cast of characters includes Reuben Fleet and Isaac (Mac) Laddon (who had a sometimes volatile relationship), Russell Rogers, and William Wheatley. Dr. Richard Archbald, Gen. Henry (Hap) Arnold, Gen. Jimmy Doolittle, Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith, and Gen. Billy Mitchell are just a few of the big names in early aviation who play a part in this story.