P-520: WWII & Korean War Crashboat

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CAMBRIDGE — The last remaining World War II crash rescue boat has made Cambridge its permanent home port, according to a recent statement from the organization dedicated to caring for and promoting the vessel.

The US Army Air Corps P-520 was designed to rescue downed aviators, and came to Cambridge for repairs at Yacht Maintenance in April.

"Cambridge just felt right for all of us considering the history of the town itself as well as the war effort, and building of P520s sisters," said the statement.

The 85-foot vessel was built in 1944 in California, but 14 boats of the same design were made during the war at the same facility where the boat is currently out of the water for repairs.

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U.S.A.A.F. P-520
WWII & Korean War US Army Air Force Crashboat
https://p520.org
Louisville Naval Museum Inc
PO Box 1183. Cambridge, MD 21613
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100% of all donations made are used for the P-520. Our museum staff is unpaid and all proceeds to keep the P-520 operating. All donations are tax deductible as we are a 501c3. Donation letters are given upon request.