Martin PBM-3S Mariner, BUNO 6540800px Martin XPBM 1 Mariner in flight c1939

The Incident:

During convoy coverage, the aircraft ran out of fuel, the pilot ditched the aircraft in rough sea and the aircraft sank in 5 minutes. (Exact location is not known)

The Crew:

The crew was rescued by USS Rockaway (AVP-29)

The Aircraft:

Mfg.: Glenn L. Martin Company
Type: Martin PBM-3S Mariner
S/N: BUNO 6540 (MSN 2995)
Operator: USN VP-74 Bomber Squadron.
The Squadron operated in Iceland from August 9, 1941, to June 9, 1945.

Details on aircraft: WikipediaYoutube

Source: VP-74 Mishap Summary
Update: 25. Dec. 2016