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  PV-1 Ventura Bureau Number 34???  
USN

Radio   Harold Rudolph Tony
Crashed  August 21, 1944 (?)


Aircraft History
Built by Lockheed in Burbank, CA. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN) as PV-1 Ventura bureau number 33??? (last three digits unknown.

Wartime History
Assigned to an unknown squadron. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On August 21, 1944 (?) took off on a mission over the Shumshu Island in the Kurile Islands. Over the target , damaged by anti-aircraft fire. Returning, this aircraft crash landed on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia.

Fates of the Crew
The crew was interned by Soviet forces until returned to Alaska.

References
Possibly, this aircraft was PV-1 Ventura 49654 VPB-131 Attu lost February 20, 1945
List of Americans, British, and French military personnel detained by organs of the Ministry of State Security B-24 "Aircraft, No 45509 [sic], formation No 75, landed 21 August [1944]
1. Aircraft Commander 1st Lieutenant Jack Ralston COWLES
2. Co-Pilot Lieutenant Leonardo PANELLA
3. Navigator Lieutenant Millard Benjamin PARKER
4. Radio Operator Sergeant, 1st Class Harold Rudolf TONY
5. Gunner Sergeant, 1st Class John Robert MACDONALD"

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Last Updated
May 17, 2018

 

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