MIA February 3, 1944
Built by Lockheed at Burbank, CA. Assigned to the U. S. Marine Corps (USMC) or U. S. Navy (USN).
On February 3, 1944 took off from Piva Airfield on a mission to Buka. This aircraft was reportedly lost twenty miles off Buka Passage.
USN Overseas Aircraft Loss List February 1944 - PV-1 33254 no pilot listed
VMF-215 War Diary February 1944 page 5
"1130 HOP: One PV-1 was seen to go down 20 miles 200° from Buka Passage."
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January 5, 2018