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RNZAF Lockheed PV-1 & B-34 Ventura
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Lockheed Venturas of No 4 Squadron, Royal New Zealand Air Force, prepare for a sortie at their base in the Solomon Islands.
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Serial c/n Type USAAF.Serial USN.Serial RAF.Serial Aircraft history
NZ4501 5312 PV-1   Bu33303   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 07 June 1943.
To No.1 Squadron, Whenuapai.
Ferried to Guadalcanal departing Whenuapai on 20 October 1943.
To No.10, Servicing Unit, Bougainville.
With No.2 BR Squadron by February 1944.
Crashed at Bougainville on 08 May 1944 and written off.
NZ4502 5317 Pv-1   Bu33308   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 07 June 1943.
To No.1 OTU Squadron, Ohakea 1943-1944.
Crashed at Ohakea on 07 June 1944 after engine failure on take off during a training flight.
Converted to instructional airframe INST102 for dinghy drill practice at Ohakea.
Later reduced to produce.
NZ4503 5318 PV-1   Bu33309   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 07 June 1943.
To No.1 Squadron, Whenuapai by 09 July 1943.
Ferried to Guadalcanal departing Whenuapai on 24 October 1943.
With No.2 BR Squadron by April 1944.
Returned to New Zealand on 20/21 May 1944.
With No.1 OTU, Ohakea by June 1944.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4504 5319 PV-1   Bu33310   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 07 June 1943.
Arrived at Whenuapai on 07 July 1943 after delivery flight from Kaneohe.
To No.1 Squadron, Whenuapai.
Ferried to Guadalcanal departing Whenuapai on 17 October 1943.
With No.2 BR Squadron by February 1944.
Returned to New Zealand on 20/21 May 1944.
With No.2 Squadron at Whenuapai during May and June 1945. No records of disposal.
NZ4505 5320 PV-1   Bu33311   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 07 June 1943.
Arrived at Whenuapai on 26 June 1943 after delivery flight from Kaneohe, the first of the Venturas to arrive in New Zealand.
To No.1 Squadron, Whenuapai.
Ferried to Guadalcanal departing Whenuapai on 20 October 1943.
Returned to New Zealand on 20/21 May 1944.
With No.8 Squadron, Nausori by November 1944.
No records of disposal.
NZ4506 5321 PV-1   Bu33312   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 07 June 1943.
To No.1 Squadron, Whenuapai.
Ferried to Guadalcanal departing Whenuapai on 17 October 1943.
With No.2 BR Squadron by February 1944.
Returned to New Zealand on 20/21 May 1944.
No records of disposal.
NZ4507 5322 PV-1   Bu33313   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 07 June 1943.
Coded "ZX-M". To No.1 Squadron, Whenuapai.
Ferried to Guadalcanal departing Whenuapai on 24 October 1943.
With No.2 BR Squadron by February 1944.
Returned to New Zealand on 20/21 May 1944.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4508 5323 PV-1   Bu33314   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 07 June 1943.
To No.1 Squadron, Whenuapai.
Ferried to Guadalcanal departing Whenuapai on 20 October 1943.
Crashed near Domo Cove at 0543 hours on 07 December 1943.
The aircraft stalled out of a turn in zero visibility weather and crashed into the sea.
Pilot Officer Charles Harney, Flying Officer Gifford Stansell, Flight Sergeant Leslie Smith and Warrant Officer James Burton killed.
Sergeant H. Ham injured.
NZ4509 5329 PV-1   Bu33320   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 07 June 1943.
To No.1 Squadron, Whenuapai.
Ferried to Guadalcanal departing Whenuapai on 24 October 1943.
Damaged in action on 24 December 1943 and sent to No.4 Repair Depot, Espirtu Santo for repairs.
To No.2 (BR) Squadron by March 1944.
Returned to New Zealand on 20/21 May 1944.
To No.8 BR Squadron, Whenuapai by October 1944.
With No.2 Squadron at Whenuapai during May and June 1945.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4510 5439 PV-1   Bu33430   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 10 July 1943.
To No.1 Squadron, Whenuapai.
Ferried to Guadalcanal departing Whenuapai on 17 October 1943.
With No.2 BR Squadron by March 1944.
Returned to New Zealand on 20/21 May 1944.
To No.8 BR Squadron, Whenuapai by October 1944.
Named "Tonawhai".
No records of disposal.
NZ4511 5440 PV-1   Bu33431   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 10 July 1943.
To No.1 Squadron, Whenuapai.
Ferried to Guadalcanal departing Whenuapai on 24 October 1943.
With No.2 BR Squadron by February 1944.
Returned to New Zealand on 20/21 May 1944.
Named "Slippery Sam."
No records of disposal.
NZ4512 5443 PV-1   Bu33434   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 10 July 1943.
To No.1 Squadron, Whenuapai.
Ferried to Guadalcanal departing Whenuapai on 17 October 1943.
With No.2 BR Squadron by February 1944.
Returned to New Zealand on 20/21 May 1944.
No records of disposal.
NZ4513 5444 PV-1   Bu33435   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 10 July 1943.
Coded "ZX-N". To No.1 Squadron, Whenuapai.
Ferried to Guadalcanal departing Whenuapai on 24 October 1943.
With No.2 BR Squadron by March 1944.
Returned to New Zealand on 20/21 May 1944.
With No.1 OTU, Ohakea 1944-1945.
No records of disposal.
NZ4514 5447 PV-1   Bu33438   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 10 July 1943.
To No.1 Squadron, Whenuapai.
Ferried to Guadalcanal departing Whenuapai on 20 October 1943.
To No.3 Squadron.
Coded "ZX-K".
With No.2 BR Squadron by March 1944.
Returned to New Zealand on 20/21 May 1944.
With No.1 OTU, Ohakea by June 1944.
No records of disposal.
NZ4515 5448 PV-1   Bu33439   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 10 July 1943.
To No.1 Squadron, Whenuapai.
To No.2 GR Squadron, Ohakea by September 1943.
Ferried to Guadalcanal departing Whenuapai on 20 October 1943.
To Guadalcanal.
Returned to New Zealand on 20/21 May 1944.
With No.1 OTU, Ohakea by June 1944.
No records of disposal.
NZ4516 5449 PV-1   Bu33440   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 10 July 1943.
To No.1 Squadron, Whenuapai.
Ferried to Guadalcanal departing Whenuapai on 17 October 1943.
Named "Patua Te Ra".
With No.2 BR Squadron by April 1944.
Returned to New Zealand on 20/21 May 1944.
With No.1 OTU, Ohakea by June 1944.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4517 5450 PV-1   Bu33441   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 10 July 1943.
To No.1 Squadron, Whenuapai.
Ferried to Guadalcanal departing Whenuapai on 24 October 1943.
Crashed on takeoff from Guadalcanal on 13 November 1943 and written off.
NZ4518 5451 PV-1   Bu33442   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 10 July 1943.
To No.1 Squadron, Whenuapai.
Ferried to Guadalcanal departing Whenuapai on 20 October 1943.
With No.2 BR Squadron by March 1944.
Returned to New Zealand on 20/21 May 1944.
To No.8 BR Squadron, Whenuapai by October 1944.
To No.4 Squadron, Whenuapai.
Mid air collision with Dakota NZ3501 at 1030 hours on 21 March 1945.
The aircraft dived towards the ground after the collision with a damaged starboard wing and crashed into a paddock at Kaukapakapa.
The crew with the exception of the Captain baled out.
Flight Lieutenant William Farnsworth killed.
Sergeant R. Smith, Sergeant C. Wellington, Sergeant I. King and Sergeant M. Hall injured.
Written off books at Whenuapai on 06 April 1945 as reduced to spares.
NZ4519 5532 PV-1   Bu34642   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 10 August 1943.
To No.2 GR Squadron, Ohakea by September 1943.
To No.8 Squadron, Whenuapai.
Crashed on approach to Whenuapai at 1050 hours on 26 October 1944.
The aircraft suffered an engine failure and hit a tree after losing height before crashing and catching fire.
Flight Sergeant Edward Brightwell, Flight Sergeant James Pederson, Flight Sergeant Archibald Alexander, Sergeant Harold Mauger and Sergeant Russell Robbie killed.
Written off books at Whenuapai on 08 November 1944 as reduced to spares.
NZ4520 5533 PV-1   Bu34643   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 10 August 1943.
Arrived at Ohakea on 25 August 1943 and allotted to No.2 BR Squadron.
Crashed into sea near Cape Queiros at 1445 hours on 17 January 1944.
The aircraft was seen with an engine on fire, flying at low level in heavy rain and crashed into the sea shortly after.
Flight Lieutenant Peter Wood, Pilot Officer Francis Baird, Flight Sergeant Robert Carter, Sergeant Thomas Murray, Flight Sergeant Brian Vesty, Corporal Edward Ayrey, and LAC Raymond Goff killed.
NZ4521 5534 PV-1   Bu34644   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 10 August 1943.
Coded "ZX-G".
To No.1 Squadron, Whenuapai.
Ferried to Guadalcanal departing Whenuapai on 17 October 1943.
Coded "ZX-G". With No.2 BR Squadron by March 1944.
Returned to New Zealand on 20/21 May 1944.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4522 5535 PV-1   Bu34645   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 10 August 1943.
To No.2 GR Squadron, Ohakea by September 1943.
To No.3 Squadron, Bougainville.
Crash landed at Talasea, New Britain on 09 September 1944 after being hit by enemy fire on a mission over Rabaul and written off.
Flight Lieutenant F. Thomas, Flying Officer G. Shanks, Warrant Officer G. Millar and Sergeant R. Budd uninjured and later flown back to their base.
During 1972-1973 parts were salvaged from the wreck for use in the restoration of NZ4600 by MOTAT.
NZ4523 5536 PV-1   Bu34646   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 10 August 1943.
To No.2 GR Squadron, Ohakea by September 1943.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4524 5537 PV-1   Bu34647   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 10 August 1943.
Coded "OP-F".
To No.2 GR Squadron, Ohakea by September 1943.
Crashed into sea while in transit from Norfolk Island to Gaudalcanal.
The aircraft suffered from a double engine failure about 4 hours after leaving Norfolk and was ditched.
Sergeant Ralph Bryant, Warrant officer John Smith, Sergeant Harold Bayliss, and LAC Edward Bunting killed.
Warrant Officers D. Stout and H. Small along with a passenger survived and were rescued.
NZ4525 5538 PV-1   Bu34648   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 10 August 1943.
Arrived at Ohakea on 25 August 1943 and allotted to No.2 BR Squadron.
To Bougainville with No.2 Squadron in November 1943.
Returned to New Zealand in September 1944 and attached to No.14 SU, Whenuapai.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4526 5539 PV-1   Bu34649   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 10 August 1943.
To No.9 Squadron, Bougainville.
Crashed on takeoff at Bougainville on 18 August 1944 during a ferry flight and written off.
NZ4527 5540 PV-1   Bu34650.   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 10 August 1943.
With No.2 BR Squadron by December 1943.
To No.9 Squadron, Bougainville.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4528 5633 PV-1   Bu34743   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 04 September 1943.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4529 5634 PV-1   Bu34744   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 04 September 1943.
With No.2 BR Squadron by December 1943.
To No.9 Squadron, Bougainville.
Crashed at Pallikulo Field at 1710 hours on 11 April 1944.
The aircraft suffered an engine failure during a mission and was attempting a flapless landing back at base when it over-ran the airstrip.
It crashed through a fence and later burst into flames as the crew were attempting to remove the battery leads.
Flight Sergeant G. Gee injured but Flight Sergeant J. Wilson, Flight Sergeant N. Ingerson, Flight Sergeant J. Carroll, Sergeant G. Skuse and Sergeant H. Lapthorne all escaped uninjured.
NZ4530 5641 PV-1   Bu34751   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 04 September 1943.
To No.9 Squadron, Bougainville.
Crashed about 150 miles NE of Bougainville at 1010 hours on 14 June 1944.
The aircraft suffered engine failure when returning from a patrol and ditched into the sea.
Flying Officer Reginald Mather, Pilot Officer Jack Battye, Warrant Officer Ivan Lorenzen,Sergeant Henry Mosen and Flight Sergeant William Neave killed.
NZ4531 5637 PV-1   Bu34747   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 06 September 1943.
With No.2 BR Squadron by January 1944.
With No.8 Squadron, Nausori by November 1944.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4532 5638 PV-1   Bu34748   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 06 September 1943.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4533 5642 PV-1   Bu34752   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 06 September 1943.
To No.2 OTU Squadron, Ohakea 1943-1945.
Crashed at Ohakea on 09 November 1943.
The aircraft was landing after a test flight when the wheels locked on the wet grass and it over-ran the runway into a ditch.
Written off books at Ohakea on 19 November 1943.
NZ4534 5639 PV-1   Bu34749   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 24 September 1943.
Coded "ZX-D". With No.1 OTU, Ohakea by June 1944.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4535 5640 PV-1   Bu34750   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 24 September 1943.
Ferried from Ohakea to New Hebrides leaving Ohakea on 14 November 1943.
With No.2 BR Squadron by November 1943.
To No.8 BR Squadron, Whenuapai by October 1944.
With No.2 Squadron at Whenuapai during May and June 1945.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4536 5643 PV-1   Bu34753   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 24 September 1943.
Coded "ZX-B".
With No.1 OTU, Ohakea by June 1944.
Struck by taxying P-40 NZ???? while parked at Ohakea on 10 April 1945.
Written off books at Ohakea on 20 April 1945.
NZ4537 5737 PV-1   Bu34847   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 02 October 1943.
With No.2 BR Squadron by December 1943.
With No.2 Squadron at Whenuapai during May and June 1945.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4538 5740 PV-1   Bu34850   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 02 October 1943.
To No.9 Squadron, Bougainville. Crashed near Palliklo at 1227 hours on 06 April 1944.
The aircraft was carrying out a practice bombing run when it flicked onto it's back during a steep turn and dived into the sea.
Flight Lieutenant Gordon McLachlan, Pilot Officer Augustine Thurston, Flying Officer Maxwell Harwood, Flying Officer Lionel Wood, Flight Lieutenant Bernard O'Fagan killed along with Lieutenant R. Fresb and Fireman A. Stinson of the U.S. Navy.
NZ4539 5742 PV-1   Bu34852   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 02 October 1943.
Coded "ZX-A".
With No.1 OTU, Ohakea by June 1944.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4540 5743 PV-1   Bu34853   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 02 October 1943.
Tail number "43".
To No.2 Squadron, Guadalcanal.
Crash landed at Munda on 11 March 1944 and written off books at Guadalcanal.
NZ4541 5745 PV-1   Bu34855   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 02 October 1943.
With No.2 BR Squadron by March 1944.
Ferried to New Zealand between 20 and 22 May 1944.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4542 5746 PV-1   Bu34856   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 02 October 1943.
Coded "ZX-E".
With No.1 OTU, Ohakea by June 1944.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4543 5741 PV-1   Bu34851   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 18 October 1943.
Coded "ZX-F".
With No.1 OTU, Ohakea by June 1944.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4544 5744 PV-1   Bu34854   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 18 October 1943.
With No.1 OTU, Ohakea by June 1944.
Crashed on the lower slopes of Mount Egmont at 1100 hours on 03 October 1944.
The aircraft drifted off track during a navigation exercise and flew into the cloud covered mountain.
Flying Office Jack Martin, Sergeant Harold Day, Flight Sergeant Arnold Hill, Sergeant James McKay and Sergeant Frank Webb killed.
NZ4545 5747 PV-1   Bu34857   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 18 October 1943.
To No.2 OTU Squadron, Ohakea 1943.
To No.2 Squadron, Espiritu Santo.
Crashed on take off on 22 December 1943 and written off.
NZ4546 5895 PV-1   Bu48659   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 13 December 1943.
To No.4 BR Squadron, Nausori.
Force landed due to an engine failure during on operational flight on 15 September 1944.
Written off and converted to instructional airframe CV.1 at Nausori.
NZ4547 5896 PV-1   Bu48660   Assembled at Oahu.
Crashed on landing at Kaneohe, Hawaii during delivery flight on 03 January 1944 when the port undercarriage collapsed.
Written off at Hamilton on 03 November 1944 as reduced to spares.
NZ4548 5897 PV-1   Bu48661   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 13 December 1943.
Coded "ZX-C".
With No.1 OTU, Ohakea by June 1944.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4549 5898 PV-1   Bu48662   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 13 December 1943.
To No.3 GR Squadron, Ohakea by February 1944.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4550 5899 PV-1   Bu48663   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 13 December 1943.
To No.8 Squadron.
Crashed at Nausori at 1649 hours on 04 December 1944.
The aircraft was landing in a crosswind when it swung off the runway and its depth charges blew up.
Flight Sergeant Walter Young, Pilot Officer Jack Dungey, Flight Sergeant Ronald McAuliffe, Sergeant Leonard Bowick and Sergeant Norman Heal killed.
NZ4551 5900 PV-1   Bu48664   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 13 December 1943.
To No.3 GR Squadron, Ohakea by February 1944.
With No.8 Squadron, Nausori by November 1944.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4552 5901 PV-1   Bu48665   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 13 December 1943.
With No.8 Squadron, Nausori by November 1944.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4553 5902 PV-1   Bu48666   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 13 December 1943.
With No.8 Squadron, Nausori by November 1944.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4554 5903 PV-1   Bu48667   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 13 December 1943.
With No.8 Squadron, Nausori by November 1944.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4555 5999 PV-1   Bu48763   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 14 January 1944.
With No.8 Squadron, Emirau by February 1945.
To No.2 Squadron, Ohakea on 25 November 1945.
To storage on 01 June 1946.
records of disposal.
NZ4556 6000 PV-1   Bu48764   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 14 January 1944.
To No.3 GR Squadron, Ohakea by February 1944.
Force landed in sea 3 miles off Malaita during weather test flight on 25 June 1944.
The aircraft was completely demolished but the crew survived, only one being injured.
NZ4557 6001 PV-1   Bu48765   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 14 January 1944.
With No.2 Squadron, Guadalcanal by late 1944.
With No.8 Squadron, Guadalcanal by January 1945.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up at Ohakea in 1948.
NZ4558 6002 PV-1   Bu48766   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 14 January 1944.
With No.8 Squadron, Guadalcanal by January 1945.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.

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NZ4559 6003 PV-1   Bu48767   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 14 January 1944.
To No.11 SU. With No.2 Squadron, Guadalcanal by late 1944.
With No.8 Squadron, Guadalcanal by January 1945.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4560 6004 PV-1   Bu48768   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 14 January 1944.
With No.8 Squadron, Guadalcanal by January 1945.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up at Ohakea in 1948.
NZ4561 6005 PV-1   Bu48769   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 14 January 1944.
To No.1 Squadron. Crashed into sea off Olevuga Island at about 1000 hours on 05 October 1944.
The aircraft suffered an engine failure while on a submarine attack exercise and was unable to maintain altitude.
During ditching preparations the aircraft stalled and hit the sea.
Pilot Officer George Parker, Pilot Officer Thomas Vautier, Flight Sergenat Leo Comeskey, Sergeant Barry Rosenberg and Sergeant Leslie Smith killed.
NZ4562 6007 PV-1   Bu48771   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 14 January 1944.
To No.1 Squadron, Guadalcanal.
With No.2 Squadron, Guadalcanal by late 1944.
With No.8 Squadron, Guadalcanal by January 1945.
Crashed at Henderson Field on 19 March 1945.
The aircraft swung on takeoff and was written off as a result of the damage received.
NZ4563 6006 PV-1   Bu48770   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 14 January 1944.
With No.2 Squadron, Guadalcanal by late 1944.
With No.8 Squadron, Guadalcanal by January 1945.
Broken up at Ohakea in 1948.
NZ4564 6092 PV-1   Bu48856   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 31 January 1944.
To No.3 Squadron. Crashed on landing at Espiritu Santo at 1647 hours on 09 June 1944.
The aircraft dropped a wing while landing on an uneven part of the airstrip.
During the attempted go-around the port wing of the aircraft struck trees.
Warrant Officer Ron Payne, Warrant Officer Ryder Wakely, Sergeant Alec Miller and Warrant Officer Roy Tarrant killed. Pilot Officer C. Baird, LAC J. Bligh and LAC E. Mills injured.
NZ4565 6093 PV-1   Bu48857   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 29 January 1944.
With No.8 Squadron, Guadalcanal by January 1945.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4566 6094 PV-1   Bu48858   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 29 January 1944.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4567 6095 PV-1   Bu48859   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 31 January 1944.
To No. 2 Squadron. Missing on a flight from Henderson Field on 03 November 1944.
The aircraft was last seen by natives at AvuAvu flying in bad weather.
Flight Sergeant Charles St John, Sergeant Stanley Claughton, Flight Sergeant Patrick Maher, Sergeant John Leonard, and Sergeant Vere Mullany killed.
NZ4568 6096 PV-1   Bu48860   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 10 February 1944.
With No.1 OTU, Ohakea by June 1944.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4569 6140 PV-1   Bu48904   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 09 February 1944.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4570 6138 PV-1   Bu48902   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 29 February 1944.
To No.3 Squadron.
Failed to return to Espiritu Santo on a flight from Vila on 08 August 1944.
The aircraft was discovered on Malekula Island 6 weeks later.
It had flown into a hill in poor visibility and exploded on impact.
Flight Lieutenant Francis Rolston, Pilot Officer Norman Underwood, Flying Officer Alexander McInnes and LAC Peter Crees killed.
NZ4571 6141 PV-1   Bu48905   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 29 February 1944.
Crashed on take off from Ford Island during delivery flight from Oahu on 17 March 1944.
Written off books at Hamilton on 03 November 1944 as reduced to spares.
NZ4572 6202 PV-1   Bu49386   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 29 February 1944.
With No.8 Squadron, Guadalcanal by January 1945.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4573 6203 PV-1   Bu49387   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 29 February 1944.
With No.8 Squadron, Guadalcanal by January 1945.
To No.2 Squadron, Ohakea on 25 November 1945.
Departed from Ohakea on a routine meteorological flight at 0700 hours on 28 February 1946 and disappeared.
The wreckage was found on 19 March 1949 in the Waitohu Valley, near Otaki.
Flight Lieutenant Walter Jacobs, Flight Lieutenant Sidney Langton, Warrant Officer Hedley Newell, and AC1 Anthony Hayhurst killed.
Written off books at Ohakea on 15 April 1946.
NZ4574 6204 PV-1   Bu49388   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 29 February 1944.
With No.8 Squadron, Guadalcanal by January 1945.
To No.2 Squadron, Ohakea on 25 November 1945.
To storage on 01 June 1946.
Broken up at Ohakea in 1948.
NZ4575 6139 PV-1   Bu48903   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 29 February 1944.
To No.1 Squadron.
Missing on flight from Espiritu Santo to Henderson Field on 10 October 1944.
The aircraft departed at 0600 hours and was last heard from flying in bad weather at 0855 hours.
The wreckage was discovered the following day on a jungle covered hill in Southern Guadalcanal.
Flying Officer Selwyn Houghton, Warrant Officer Joseph Crisp, Warrant Officer Geoffrey Robins, Warrant Officer Albert Douglas and Flight Sergeant Francis Larnach killed.
Written off books at Guadalcanal.
NZ4576 6206 PV-1   Bu49390   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 29 February 1944.
With No.2 Squadron, Guadalcanal by late 1944.
With No.8 Squadron, Guadalcanal by January 1945.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4577 6207 PV-1   Bu49391   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 29 February 1944.
With No.2 Squadron, Guadalcanal by late 1944.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4578 6209 PV-1   Bu49393   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 29 February 1944.
With No.2 Squadron, Guadalcanal by late 1944.
With No.8 Squadron, Guadalcanal by January 1945.
To No.4 Squadron. Crashed at Malaita on 28 May 1945.
The aircraft flew into a hill in bad weather and exploded.
Flying Officer Keith Graham, Sergeant Melville Moxsom, Flight Sergeant Leo Marshall, Sergeant Eric Priest and Sergeant Douglas Read killed.
NZ4579 6211 PV-1   Bu49395   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 29 February 1944.
To No.1 Squadron, Whenuapai.
Ferried to Guadalcanal departing Whenuapai on 15 August 1944.
With No.8 Squadron, Guadalcanal by January 1945.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4580 6213 PV-1   Bu49397   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 29 February 1944.
To No. 9 Squadron, Bougainville.
Crashed on landing at Green Island as a result of damage received from enemy action while on operations on 24 July 1944.
Written off books at Bougainville.
NZ4581 6208 PV-1   Bu49392   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 29 February 1944.
To No.14 SU.
Struck by Ventura NZ4552 while taxying at Whenuapai on 04 November 1944.
The rear section of the aircraft was demolished by a propellor of the other aircraft and it was written off.
NZ4582 6210 PV-1   Bu49394   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 28 February 1944.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4583 4767 B-34 41-38111   FD659 Previously FD659 RAF lend-lease, but had been used only by USAAF units.
Assembled at No.1 Aircraft Depot Hobsonville and BOC with Unit 36, Hobsonville on 08 June 1943.
Coded "OP-K".
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4584 4766 B-34 41-38110   FD658 Previously FD658 RAF lend-lease, but had been used only by USAAF units.
Assembled at No.1 Aircraft Depot Hobsonville and BOC with Unit 36, Hobsonville on 08 June 1943.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4585 4739 B-34 41-38083   FD631 Previously FD631 RAF lend-lease, but had been used only by USAAF units.
Assembled at No.1 Aircraft Depot Hobsonville and BOC with Unit 36, Hobsonville on 08 June 1943.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4586 4771 B-34 41-38115   FD663 Previously FD663 RAF lend-lease, but had been used only by USAAF units.
Assembled at No.1 Aircraft Depot Hobsonville and BOC with Unit 36, Hobsonville on 08 June 1943.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4587 4740 B-34 41-38084   FD632 Previously FD632 RAF lend-lease, but had been used only by USAAF units.
Assembled at No.1 Aircraft Depot Hobsonville and BOC with Unit 36, Hobsonville on 08 June 1943.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4588 4744 B-34 41-38088   FD636 Previously FD636 RAF lend-lease, but had been used only by USAAF units.
Assembled at No.1 Aircraft Depot Hobsonville and BOC with Unit 36, Hobsonville on 08 June 1943.
With No.2 Squadron at Whenuapai during May and June 1945.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4589 4763 B-34 41-38107   FD655 Previously FD655 RAF lend-lease, but had been used only by USAAF units.
Assembled at No.1 Aircraft Depot Hobsonville and BOC with Unit 36, Hobsonville on 08 June 1943.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4590 4711 B-34 41-38055   FD603 Previously FD603 RAF lend-lease, but had been used only by USAAF units.
Assembled at No.1 Aircraft Depot Hobsonville and BOC with Unit 36, Hobsonville on 08 June 1943.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4591 4712 B-34 41-38056   FD604 Previously FD604 RAF lend-lease, but had been used only by USAAF units.
Assembled at No.1 Aircraft Depot Hobsonville and BOC with Unit 36, Hobsonville on 08 June 1943.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4592 4717 B-34 41-38061   FD609 Previously FD609 RAF lend-lease, but had been used only by USAAF units.
Assembled at No.1 Aircraft Depot Hobsonville and BOC with Unit 36, Hobsonville on 08 June 1943.
Sold from Woodbourne on 12 November 1947 to L. Edwards and broken up.
NZ4593 4719 B-34 41-38063   FD611 Previously FD611 RAF lend-lease, but had been used only by USAAF units.
Assembled at No.1 Aircraft Depot Hobsonville and BOC with Unit 36, Hobsonville on 08 June 1943.
Sold from Woodbourne on 12 November 1947 to L. Edwards and broken up.
NZ4594 4746 B-34 41-38090   FD638 Previously FD638 RAF lend-lease, but had been used only by USAAF units.
Assembled at No.1 Aircraft Depot Hobsonville and BOC with Unit 36, Hobsonville on 08 June 1943.
With No.2 Squadron at Whenuapai during May and June 1945.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4595 4758 B-34 41-38102   FD650 Previously FD650 RAF lend-lease, but had been used only by USAAF units.
Assembled at No.1 Aircraft Depot Hobsonville and BOC with Unit 36, Hobsonville on 08 June 1943.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4596 4759 B-34 41-38103   FD651 Previously FD651 RAF lend-lease, but had been used only by USAAF units.
Assembled at No.1 Aircraft Depot Hobsonville and BOC with Unit 36, Hobsonville on 08 June 1943.
Possibly never flew with the RNZAF.
Converted to instructional airframe INST81 with Electrical and Wireless School at Wigram in the latter half of 1943.
Later written off books as converted to produce.
NZ4597 4760 B-34 41-38104   FD652 Previously FD652 RAF lend-lease, but had been used only by USAAF units.
Assembled at No.1 Aircraft Depot Hobsonville and BOC with Unit 36, Hobsonville on 08 June 1943.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4598 4765 B-34 41-38109   FD657 Previously FD657 RAF lend-lease, but had been used only by USAAF units.
Assembled at No.1 Aircraft Depot Hobsonville and BOC with Unit 36, Hobsonville on 06 August 1943.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4599 4769 B-34 41-38113   FD661 Previously FD661 RAF lend-lease, but had been used only by USAAF units.
Assembled at No.1 Aircraft Depot Hobsonville and BOC with Unit 36, Hobsonville on 06 August 1943.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4600 4773 B-34 41-38117   FD665 Previously FD665 RAF lend-lease, but had been used only by USAAF units.
Assembled at No.1 Aircraft Depot Hobsonville and BOC with Unit 36, Hobsonville on 06 August 1943.
Sold from Woodbourne on 12 November 1947 to V. Russ, Nelson for 35 pounds.
Remained on farm at Nelson until 1971 when the remains were transported to MOTAT in Auckland.
Restored using parts from the wrecks of NZ4522 and NZ4618 in New Guinea, and wings from an Airland Lodestar.
Now on display at MOTAT painted as NZ4600 in wartime RNZAF colours.
NZ4601 4749 B-34 41-38093   FD641 Previously FD641 RAF lend-lease, but had been used only by USAAF units.
Assembled at No.1 Aircraft Depot Hobsonville and BOC with Unit 36, Hobsonville on 06 August 1943.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4602 4709 B-34 41-38053   FD601 Previously FD601 RAF lend-lease, but had been used only by USAAF units.
Assembled at No.1 Aircraft Depot Hobsonville and BOC with Unit 36, Hobsonville on 06 August 1943.
Coded "OP-O".
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4603 4774 B-34 41-38118   FD666 Previously FD666 RAF lend-lease, but had been used only by USAAF units.
Assembled at No.1 Aircraft Depot Hobsonville and BOC with Unit 36, Hobsonville on 06 August 1943.
Coded "OP-A".
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4604 4689 B-34 41-38033   FD581 Previously FD581 RAF lend-lease, but had been used only by USAAF units.
Assembled at No.1 Aircraft Depot Hobsonville and BOC with Unit 36, Hobsonville on 07 December 1943.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4605 4724 B-34 41-38068   FD616 Previously FD616 RAF lend-lease, but had been used only by USAAF units.
Assembled at No.1 Aircraft Depot Hobsonville and BOC with Unit 36, Hobsonville on 07 December 1943.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4606 6212 PV-1   Bu49396   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 28 February 1944.
To No.1 Squadron, Whenuapai.
Ferried to Guadalcanal departing Whenuapai on 15 August 1944.
With No.8 Squadron, Guadalcanal by January 1945.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4607 6205 PV-1   Bu49389   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 28 February 1944.
To No.1 Squadron, Whenuapai.
Ferried to Guadalcanal departing Whenuapai on 15 August 1944.
With No.8 Squadron, Guadalcanal by January 1945.
To No.4 Squadron. Crashed at Emirau at 0707 hours on 01 July 1945.
The aircraft swung to port on the takeoff roll and stalled just after leaving the ground.
Wing Commander Andrew Henderson, Flight Lieutenant Alexander Baxter, Flight Lieutenant Arthur Lambie and Flight Sergeant William Torkington killed.
NZ4608 6259 PV-1   Bu49443   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 12, Ohakea on 18 April 1944.
To No.3 Squadron.
With No.8 Squadron, Guadalcanal by January 1945.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4609 6260 PV-1   Bu49444   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 18 April 1944.
With No.8 Squadron, Guadalcanal by January 1945.
To No.1 Squadron. Crashed near the village of Pau at 0836 hours on 10 June 1945.
The aircraft was hit by flak before stalling into the ground and exploding.
Flying Officer Ernest Lloyd, Flight Sergeant Arthur Clapham, Flight Sergeant Allan Hooper, Flight Sergeant Michael Newton and Flight Sergeant Gordon Stratford killed.
NZ4610 6261 PV-1   Bu49445   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 18 April 1944.
To No.1 Squadron, Whenuapai.
Ferried to Guadalcanal departing Whenuapai on 15 August 1944.
To No.75 Squadron, Ohakea early post-war.
To No.2 Squadron, Ohakea on 25 November 1945.
To storage on 01 June 1946.
Broken up at Ohakea in 1948.
NZ4611 6265 PV-1   Bu49449   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 45, Hamilton on 18 April 1944.
With No.2 Squadron, Guadalcanal by late 1944.
With No.8 Squadron, Guadalcanal by January 1945.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4612 6267 PV-1   Bu49451   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 45, Hamilton on 18 April 1944.
With No.2 Squadron, Guadalcanal by late 1944.
With No.8 Squadron, Guadalcanal by January 1945.
To No.75 Squadron, Ohakea early post-war.
To No.2 Squadron, Ohakea on 25 November 1945.
To storage on 01 June 1946.
Broken up at Ohakea in 1948.
NZ4613 6268 PV-1   Bu49452   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 18 April 1944.
To No.1 Squadron, Whenuapai.
Ferried to Guadalcanal departing Whenuapai on 15 August 1944.
With No.8 Squadron, Guadalcanal by January 1945.
Crashed into a mountain near Kimidam on 09 June 1945.
The aircraft was despatched on a leaflet dropping mission and failed to return.
The wreckage was discovered in November of 1945.
Flying Officer Norman Benton, Flight Sergeant James Cunneen, Flight Sergeant Robert Buchanan, Warrant Officer Chris Jeffares, Flight Sergeant James Mallett and Sergeant Norman Merfield killed.
NZ4614 6270 PV-1   Bu49454   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 45, Hamilton on 18 April 1944.
To No.3 Squadron, Bougainville.
Failed to return from a strike near Rabaul on 09 September 1944.
The aircraft left Bougainville with 2 others at 0525 but did not reach the target area.
No sign of wreckage was found despite aerial searches until the 17th of the month.
Flight Lieutenant Roye Stevens, Flying Officer John Carson, Warrant Officer Geoffrey Innes, Pilot Officer Stanley Dawson and Flying Officer John MacGuire missing presumed killed.
NZ4615 6272 PV-1   Bu49456   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 45, Hamilton on 18 April 1944.
To No.1 Squadron, Whenuapai.
Ferried to Guadalcanal departing Whenuapai on 15 August 1944.
With No.8 Squadron, Guadalcanal by January 1945.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4616 6273 PV-1   Bu49457   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 19, Whenuapai on 18 April 1944.
With No.2 Squadron, Guadalcanal by late 1944.
With No.8 Squadron, Guadalcanal by January 1945.
To No.75 Squadron, Ohakea early post-war.
To No.2 Squadron, Ohakea on 25 November 1945.
To storage on 01 June 1946.
Broken up at Ohakea in 1948.
NZ4617 6262 PV-1   Bu49446   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 45, Hamilton on 06 May 1944.
To No.2 Squadron, Ohakea on 25 November 1945.
To storage on 01 June 1946.
Broken up at Ohakea in 1948.
NZ4618 6263 PV-1   Bu49447   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 45, Hamilton on 06 May 1944.
With No.2 Squadron, Green Island from early 1945.
Crashed at Jacquinot Bay on 22 September 1945.
A tyre burst on take off for a test flight and the undercarriage collapsed.
Written off as a result of the damage sustained.
During 1972-1973 parts were salvaged from the wreck for use in the restoration of NZ4600 by MOTAT.
NZ4619 6264 PV-1   Bu49448   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 45, Hamilton on 06 May 1944.
With No.2 Squadron, Guadalcanal by late 1944.
With No.8 Squadron, Guadalcanal by January 1945.
To No.4 Squadron. Crashed at Los Negros at 1545 hours on 29 August 1945.
The aircraft returned to the field and circuited at a height of 75 feet.
While carrying out a steep turn it rolled over and crashed inverted into Seeadler Harbour.
Flight Sergeant Jack Mummery, Flight Sergeant Joseph Hartley, Flight Sergeant Arthur Doreen, Flight Sergeant Richard Anderson, Flight Sergeant Kenneth Taylor, and Corporal James Gibson killed.
NZ4620 6266 PV-1   Bu49450   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 45, Hamilton on 06 May 1944.
With No.8 Squadron, Nausori by November 1944.
To No.2 Squadron, Ohakea on 25 November 1945.
To storage on 01 June 1946.
Broken up at Ohakea in 1948.
NZ4621 6269 PV-1   Bu49453   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 45, Hamilton on 06 May 1944.
With No.2 Squadron, Guadalcanal from late 1944 until 30 September 1945.
Ferried to Rukuhia during October 1945.
To No.2 Squadron, Ohakea on 25 November 1945. To storage on 01 June 1946.
Broken up at Ohakea in 1948.
NZ4622 6334 PV-1   Bu49518   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 45, Hamilton on 06 May 1944.
With No.2 Squadron, Green Island from early 1945 until 30 September 1945.
Ferried to Rukuhia during October 1945.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4623 6338 PV-1   Bu49522   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 45, Hamilton on 06 May 1944.
To No. 4 Squadron. Disappeared on a flight from Bougainville to Emirau on 06 January 1945.
Wreckage was later discovered about 15 miles from the point of departure but no trace of the crew was ever found.
Wing Commander Norman Lecher, Flight Lieutenant John Wright, Warrant Officer William Boughey, Sergeant Rex Mossman, Flying Officer Barclay Harrington, Sergeant Lewis Mawson nad Flight Lieutenant Harald Thomson missing presumed killed.
NZ4624 6271 PV-1   Bu49455   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 45, Hamilton on 24 May 1944.
To No.2 Squadron.
Ditched in transit from Gisborne to Espiritu Santo on 26 October 1944.
NZ4625 6331 PV-1   Bu49515   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 45, Hamilton on 24 May 1944.
With No.2 Squadron, Green Island from early 1945 until 30 September 1945.
Ferried to Rukuhia during October 1945.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4626 6332 PV-1   Bu49516   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 45, Hamilton on 24 May 1944.
With No.2(BR) Squadron, Gisborne by August 1944.
Ferried to Guadalcanal Leaving Gisborne on 23 October 1944.
With No.2 Squadron, Green Island during early 1945.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4627 6333 PV-1   Bu49517   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 45, Hamilton on 24 May 1944.
With No.2 Squadron, Green Island from early 1945 until 30 September 1945.
Ferried to Rukuhia during October 1945.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4628 6335 PV-1   Bu49519   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 45, Hamilton on 24 May 1944.
With No.2 Squadron, Green Island from early 1945 until 30 September 1945.
Ferried to Rukuhia during October 1945.
To No.2 Squadron, Ohakea on 25 November 1945.
To storage on 01 June 1946.
Broken up at Ohakea in 1948.
NZ4629 6336 PV-1   Bu49520   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 45, Hamilton on 24 May 1944.
With No.2 Squadron, Green Island from early 1945 until 30 September 1945.
Ferried to Rukuhia during October 1945.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4630 6337 PV-1   Bu49521   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 45, Hamilton on 24 May 1944.
With No.8 Squadron, Nausori by November 1944.
Broken up at Ohakea in 1948.
NZ4631 6339 PV-1   Bu49523   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 45, Hamilton on 24 May 1944.
With No.2 Squadron, Green Island from early 1945 until 30 September 1945.
Ferried to Rukuhia during October 1945.
No records of disposal.
NZ4632 6340 PV-1   Bu49524   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 45, Hamilton on 24 May 1944.
With No.2 Squadron, Green Island from early 1945.
Crashed at Jacquinot Bay on 14 July 1945.
The aircraft swung during the takeoff roll and failed to get airborne and was written off.
NZ4633 6395 PV-1   Bu49579   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with No.1 ASU, Hamilton on 15 June 1944.
With No.2 Squadron, Green Island from early 1945 until 30 September 1945.
Ferried to Rukuhia during October 1945.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4634 6396 PV-1   Bu49580   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 45, Hamilton on 15 June 1944.
To No. 1 Squadron. Crashed near the Aita River on 20 December 1944.
The aircraft was supply dropping when it failed to climb out of a valley and stalled into a ridge.
Flight Lieutenant Dennis Hobbs, Flight Sergeant Fred Murphy, Flight Lieutenant Robert Scarlett and Warrant Officer Stanley Nuttall killed.
Flight Sergeant N. Gardiner injured.
NZ4635 6398 PV-1   Bu49582   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 45, Hamilton on 15 June 1944.
With No.2 Squadron, Green Island from early 1945 until 30 September 1945.
Ferried to Rukuhia during October 1945.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4636 6399 PV-1   Bu49583   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 45, Hamilton on 15 June 1944.
With No.2 Squadron, Green Island from early 1945 until 30 September 1945.
Ferried to Rukuhia during October 1945.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4637 6400 PV-1   Bu49584   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 45, Hamilton on 15 June 1944.
With No.2 Squadron, Green Island from early 1945 until 30 September 1945.
Ferried to Rukuhia during October 1945.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
NZ4638 6401 PV-1   Bu49585   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with Unit 45, Hamilton on 15 June 1944.
To No.75 Squadron, Ohakea early post-war.
To No.2 Squadron, Ohakea on 25 November 1945.
To storage on 01 June 1946.
Broken up at Ohakea in 1948.
NZ4639 6397 PV-1   Bu49581   Assembled at Oahu and BOC with No.1 ASU, Hamilton on 06 August 1944.
With No.2 Squadron at Whenuapai during May and June 1945.
With No.2 Squadron Green Island from mid 1945 until 30 September 1945.
Ferried to Rukuhia during October 1945.
Sold from Rukuhia on 02 March 1948 to J. Larsen and broken up.
     
 
     

Author: Ivan Prince (Updated by Brendan Cowan)

Sources: RNZAF records. "For Your Tomorrow" by Errol Martyn. AHSNZ publications 1965-1985. "A Long Patrol" by James Sanders. Classic Warbirds No.8

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