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  PV-1 Ventura Bureau Number 34799  
USN
VPB-146

Pilot  Ens Kenneth R. Ambule, O-305900 (MIA / KIA) IL
Crew  ARM1c George V. Robinson, 6329093 (MIA / KIA) CA
Crew  Lt(jg) William B. Taylor, O-251001 (MIA / KIA) ND
Crew  Ens Robert A. Delop, O-305891 (MIA / KIA) CA
Crew  AMM3c John R. Kendall, 6553156 (MIA / KIA) OR
Crew  AOM3c Earl A. Layten, 7261423 USNR (MIA / KIA) IL
Crew  AMM2c Francis R. Harris, 2046560 (MIA / KIA) RI

MIA  October 29, 1944


Aircraft History
Built by Lockheed in Burbank, CA. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN) as PV-1 Ventura bureau number 34799.

Wartime History
Assigned to squadron VPB-146. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On October 29, 1944 took off on a patrol mission, reportedly missing between Morotai and Moluccas. When this aircraft failed to return the crew was officially declared Missing In Action (MIA).

Memorials
The entire crew was officially declared dead on October 21, 1945. The entire crew is memorialized on the tablets of the missing on Manila American Cemetery. Delop also has a memorial marker at Loma Vista Memorial Park in Fullerton, CA on the Coronita Lawn. Layten also has a memorial marker at Roberts Cemetery in Morton, IL at plot 1 - Q18.

References
DPMO "Service Personnel Not Recovered Following WWII" incorrectly lists the date of loss as 10/20/1944
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Kenneth R. Ambule
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - George V. Robinson
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - William B. Taylor
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Robert A. Delop
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - John R. Kendall
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Earl A. Layten
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Francis R. Harris
FindAGrave - Ens Kenneth Richard Ambule (tablets of the missing)
FindAGrave - ARM1 George V Robinson (tablets of the missing)
FindAGrave - LtJG William B Taylor, Jr (tablets of the missing photo)
FindAGrave - Ens Robert A Delop (tablets of the missing)
FindAGrave - Robert A Delop (memorial marker)
FindAGrave - AMM3 John R Kendall (photo, tablets of the missing)
FindAGrave - AOM3 Earl Arthur Layten (tablets of the missing)
FindAGrave - Earl Arthur Layten (memorial marker photo)
FindAGrave - AMM2 Francis R Harris (tablets of the missing)

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Last Updated
May 17, 2018

 

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