Navy PBY Catalina Squadron of WWII
Photos: Carl Atwood Collection

Squadron party

Con Frieze is between and behind the two chiefs left of center. Edward Lupenui, a full-blooded Hawaiian, is the 2nd chief from the right, front row. Carl tells of a flight where the crew had to alight near one of the more pristine islands, needing supplies (or information?). Chief Lupenui was the only one who could speak Hawaiian and get help from the local inhabitants.

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(Photo courtesy of Carl Atwood)