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Roger Conway (from left) of Esko, Tim Einbu of Lakewood Township and Shelby Holen of Superior, all members of the Commemorative Air Force Lake Superior Squadron, wait to attach a large portion of a tail section Thursday evening to a PBY-6A Catalina they are in the process of restoring. (Clint Austin /

Historic flying boat takes shape under Duluth group's watch

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If all goes to plan, at least part of the tail hoisted onto a vintage aircraft today in Duluth will eventually end up in the water.

That's because the World War II aircraft, known as a PBY Catalina, was made to float.


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