Accident Lockheed PV-1 Ventura NZ4634, Wednesday 20 December 1944
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Date:Wednesday 20 December 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic L37 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed PV-1 Ventura
Owner/operator:1 Sqn RNZAF
Registration: NZ4634
MSN: 6396
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Near the Aita River, Bougainville -   Solomon Islands
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
NZ4634 crashed on a supply dropping mission.
It stalled and struck a ridge when attempting to climb out of a valley.
Four of the crew died. Flight-Sergeant N. Gardiner survived, injured.
Flight-Lieutenant Dennis Hobbs, Flight-Lieutenant Robert Scarlett, Warrant Officer Stanley Nuttall and Flight-Sergeant Fred Murphy R.I.P.


NZ serials

Revision history:

14-Jan-2010 18:47 angels one five Added
14-Jan-2010 18:55 angels one five Updated [Date]
17-Jan-2012 13:44 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Narrative]
09-Sep-2013 14:25 angels one five Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
14-Nov-2018 20:37 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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