Back cover photospread of the Albatross’ is a bit of a disaster! Some issues are more obvious than others but, from the top, here are some comments.
UF-2G/HU-16E 7233 never served with the USAF. As with many ‘ex-USAF’ UF-2Gs it went from the manufacturer direct to storage (at DM) in 1953 before going back to Bethpage in 1958 and conversion from SA-16A to UF-2G for the USCG.
Norwegian 15281 is an HU-16B (ASW). No such thing as ‘SHU-16B’. The original designation SA-16B (ASW) was changed to HU-16B (ASW) during the production run and 15281 was delivered as SA-16B (ASW). Norway only ever received 18 aircraft. Strictly speaking its role was killing submarines, not rescuing drowning matelots.
UF-2 146430 (SC105) was a West German Navy aircraft with MFG-5 – not Air Force!
15305 was an SA-16B in 1961, not SA-16A.
While on the subject, the picture of the Spanish aircraft on page 189 is that of an HU-16B (ASW) – a sub-hunter and not a ‘SAR’ bird. The Spanish had two very different colour-schemes for their SAR and ASW aircraft. Rgds