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Lockheed PV-1 Ventura

by Jean Barbaud


Lockheed PV-1 Ventura


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Here is my cartoon of a PV-1 "Ventura" from VPB-150 'Devilfish P-viators' in the Marianas 1945.

I was lucky to receive help from Alan Carey, author of 'PV-1 Ventura Squadrons of WW2' (published by Osprey), about the markings of this bird.

The French text is difficult to translate, but there is a play on words as 'PV' means a police notice for un-authorized parking. In this case, the Japanese get 'PV' for un-authorized parking on the atolls.

Have fun!


PV Ventura/Harpoon Units of World War 2
Combat Aircraft 34
Author: Alan Carey
Tom Tullis
US Price: $19.95
UK Price: £12.99
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date: July 25, 2002
Details: 96 pages; ISBN: 1841763837
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Text and Images Copyright 2004 by Jean Barbaud/ Editions Larivière
Page Created 03 June, 2004
Last Updated 02 June, 2004

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