|Pilot Flight-Lieutenant Frederick N. R. Thomas, DFC
Co-Pilot Flying Officer G. Shank
Crew Warrant Officer G. Millar
Crew Sergeant R. Budd
Force Landed September 22, 1945
Built by Lockheed at Burbank, CA. Constructors Number 6263. Assigned US Navy bureau number 49447.
Disassembled and shipped to Hawaii. Reassembled at Oahu and transported to New Zealand as part of lend-lease.
Assigned to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). Assembled by Unit 45 at Hamilton Airfield on May 6, 1944. Assigned to 2 Squadron at Green Island Airfield (Nissan) during early 1945.
On September 22, 1945 during take off from Jacquinot Bay Airfield, a tire burst damaging the aircraft. Afterwards, written off and abandoned.
Until at least the early 1970s, the wreckage of this aircraft remained at Jacquinot Bay Airfield. During 1972-1973 parts were salvaged from the wreckage and
use in the restoration of RB-34 NZ4600 by the Museum of Transportation and Technology (MoTaT).
ADF Serials - PV-1 NZ4618
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January 5, 2018