Lockheed in Burbank, CA. Constructor number 6340. Assigned U. S. Navy (USN) as bureau number 49524. Shipped disassembled to Hawaii. Reassembled on Oahu then transported to New Zealand.
On on May 24, 1944 assigned to the to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) as Ventura NZ4632 and reassembled by Unit 45 at Hamilton Airfield. Next, assigned to 2 Squadron operating from Nissan Airfield (Green Island) during early 1945.
On July 14, 1945 during take off from Jacquinot
Bay Airfield, this aircraft swung around and ground looped, causing severe damage. Afterwards, the wreckage was assigned to 10 Servicing Unit and abandoned.
The remains of this aircraft are in situ at Jacquinot
Aircraft Wrecks page 44 (upper right)
ADF Serials - Ventura NZ4632
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January 9, 2018