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  PV-1 Ventura Bureau Number ? Tail 421
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VPB-150

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USN Octber 23, 1944

Aircraft History
Built by Lockheed in Burbank, CA. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN). Delivered to squadron VPB-150. No known nickname or nose art.

Wartime History
On October 23, 1944 while parked on the ground at Tinian a group of Japanese stragglers managed to reach this aircraft on the flight line, entered this aircraft and attempted to start it. Marine guards began to close in and began firing on them. Unable to start the plane and despirate, the stragglers detonated gernades, killing themselves and setting the plane on fire.

References
Vega Ventura page 43, 46

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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