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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

 

2200

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5333

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 33324.  With No. 149 (BR) Squadron at Annette Island, Alaska, and/or Terrace BC.  Sold post war to Kenting Aviation, no registration record.

 

first date: 15 June 1943

 

last date: 7 February 1952

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2201

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5338

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 33317. With No. 149 (BR) Squadron at Annette Island, Alska, and/or Terrace BC.  Also served with Eastern Air Command, dates unknown.

 

first date: 22 June 1943

 

last date: 7 December  1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2202

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5331

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 33319.  With No. 149 (BR) Squadron at Annette Island, Alska, and/or Terrace BC.

 

first date: 22 June 1943

 

last date: 11 August 1950

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2203

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5328

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 33322.  With No. 149 (BR) Squadron at Annette Island, Alska, and/or Terrace BC.  Also served with Eastern Air Command, dates unknown.

 

first date: 22 June 1943

 

last date: 7 December  1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2204

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5326

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 33329.  With No. 149 (BR) Squadron at Annette Island, Alska, and/or Terrace BC.  Flew this unit's last mission; patrol from Terrace on 19 February 1944.

 

first date: 22 June 1943

 

last date: 22 January 1947

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2205

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5163

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 33164.  Assigned to Eastern Air Command.  This BuNo. is reported on the web as company number 5173, later to US register as N1958S.

 

first date: 25 June 1943

 

last date: 22 January 1947

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2206

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5381

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 33372.  With No. 8 (BR) Squadron on west coast, coded "C".  Sold to Spartan Aviation.

 

first date: 25 June 1943

 

last date: 4 June 1952

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2207

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5243

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 33234.  Served with No. 145 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS in 1943/45.  Coded "Q".  Baugher lists this BuNo as being lost on 19 June 1943, while serving with US Navy.

 

first date: 25 June 1943

 

last date: 22 January 1947

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2208

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5276

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 33267.  Served with No. 145 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS in 1943/45.  Coded "L".

 

first date: 5 July 1943

 

last date: 12 April 1944

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, after Category A crash at Dartmouth on 16 February 1944.

2209

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5334

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 33325.  Assigned to Western Air Command.  Later used at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario.  Sold to Kenting Aviation.  To US civil register as N922PN.

 

first date: 5 July 1943

 

last date: 20 March 1952

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2210

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5372

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 33363.  Assigned to Western Air Command.  Sold, to civil register as CF-HBX.  Off Canadian register by 1976.  Later to US register as N721N.

 

first date: 5 July 1943

 

last date: 22 September 1952

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2211

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5371

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 33362.  Assigned to Western Air Command.

 

first date: 5 July 1943

 

last date: 28 February 1951

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2212

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5279

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 33272 or 33270(?).  Served with No. 145 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS in 1943/45.  Coded "J".  Category C damage on 21 March 1945, at Torbay, Newfoundland.

 

first date: 6 July 1943

 

last date: 17 April 1947

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2213

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5268

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 33259.  Assigned to Eastern Air command.

 

first date: 7 July 1943

 

last date: 10 February 1944

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, after Category A damage on 2 September 1943 at Sydney, NS.

2214

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5277

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 33268.  Served with No. 145 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS in 1943/45.  Coded "F".

 

first date: 7 July 1943

 

last date: 22 January 1947

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2215

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5278

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 33269.  Converted to target tug on 22 June 1948.  Sold to Kenting Aviation.

 

first date: 7 July 1943

 

last date: 20 March 1952

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2216

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5273

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 33264.  Assigned to Eastern Air Command.

 

first date: 7 July 1943

 

last date: 7 December  1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2217

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5274

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 33265.  Assigned to Eastern Air Command.  Category B damage on 30 May 1944.  To Us civil register as N730EG.  Reported as crashed and destroyed while smuggling drugs, at Culiacan, Mexico on 1 April 1975.

 

first date: 7 July 1943

 

last date: 22 January 1947

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2218

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5375 or 5374?

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 33365.  With No. 115 (BR) Squadron in BC, c. 1943 to 1944.  Used by No. 8 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Sea Island or Patricia Bay, BC, at time of crash.  Coded "B".  Also reported as BuNo 33366, but Baugher reports this BuNo, company number 5375, on US civil register post war.

 

first date: 12 July 1943

 

last date: 14 July 1944

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, after Category A crash on 25 April 1944.

2219

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5376

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 33367.  With No. 115 (BR) Squadron in BC, c. 1943 to 1944.  Sold post war to Spartan Aviation, registered as CF-FSL.

 

first date: 12 July 1943

 

last date: 4 June 1952

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2220

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5377

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 33368.  With No. 115 (BR) Squadron in BC, c. 1943 to 1944.  Later on US civil register as N10477, owned by Howard Aero Service of San Antonio, TX.

 

first date: 15 July 1943

 

last date: 25 February 1951

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2221

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5378

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 33369.  With No. 115 (BR) Squadron in BC, c. 1943 to 1944.  Stored postwar at RCAF Station Vulcan, Alberta, before being sold in 1953.  First registered as N1590V, to Universal Trading Co. of NYC.  At Spartan Aircraft in Tulsa, OK for excutive conversion, Dec 1953 to August 1955.  Damaged on 27 September 1955, when undercarriage collapsed during landing at Tulsa, OK.  After several changes of ownership, (and re-registered as N159V, then N159U) modified for aerial seeding in 1964, owned by Clark's Aerial Service of Brownfield, Texas.  More ownership changes, then 1980 until 1986 N159U stored outside at Fort Lauderdale airport in Florida before being purchased by Aero Nostalgia in 1985, and restored to airworthy condition.  In 1988 the aircraft was traded to the RAAF Museum, and N159U became VH-SFF, painted as A59-67 of the RAAF's No 13 Squadron.  Flown to Australia, 11 June to 11 July 1988.  The aircraft was flown by the RAAF's Historic Flight until gear up landing after double engine failure on 19 November 1996, and VH-SFF is currently in storage awaiting repair to static display condition.  Struck off Australian register on 28 August 2002.

 

first date: 17 July 1943

 

last date: 11 August 1950

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2222

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5379

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 33370.  With No. 115 (BR) Squadron in BC, c. 1943 to 1944.  Converted to target tug on 22 August 1946.  Later to US civil register as N456G, registered to Business Aircraft Corporation, San Antonio, TX..

 

first date: 17 July 1943

 

last date: 22 September 1952

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2223

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5490

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34600.  With No. 115 (BR) Squadron in BC, c. 1943 to 1944.  Sold to Spartan Aircraft.  To US civil register as N31J, registered to Business Aircraft Corp. of St. Petersburg, FLA..

 

first date: 17 July 1943

 

last date: 4 June 1952

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2224

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5488

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34598.  With No. 115 (BR) Squadron in BC, c. 1943 to 1944.  Also with No. 8 (BR) Squadron in 1944.

 

first date: 22 July 1943

 

last date: 1 October  1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2225

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5491

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34601.  With No. 115 (BR) Squadron in BC, c. 1943 to 1944.

 

first date: 22 July 1943

 

last date: 22 September 1952

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2226

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5492

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34602.  With No. 115 (BR) Squadron in BC, c. 1943 to 1944.  Also with Eastern Air Command, dates unknown.  To US civil register after being sold, as N183PL, owner in 1974 was Aero Union of Chino, CA.  Purchased by T. Ramey of Stockton, California in 2002.

 

first date: 22 July 1943

 

last date: 28 February 1951

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2227

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5495

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34605.  With No. 115 (BR) Squadron in BC, c. 1943 to 1944.  Sold to Spartan Aircraft.

 

first date: 22 July 1943

 

last date: 19 March 1957

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2228

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5497

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34607.  With No. 115 (BR) Squadron in BC, c. 1943 to 1944.  To US civil register as N75382, Spartan Air Services, 1952 to 1955.  Then to Howard Aero Service of San Antonio as N100M, 1955 to 1960.  Converted to Howard 500, and Howard 400(?).  With Natural Gas, Omaha, Nebraska when undercarriage collapsed on landing at Billings, MT on 12 April 1961.  Registered as N501N on 22 May 1965.  Owned by Nello L. Terr Co. of Durham, NC 1965 to 1972.  To Dee Howard Co. January 1972, then to A. P. St. Philip Inc. of Florida 1972 to 1975.  Several subsequent owners.  Registered as N2ES July 1977, N52ES in June 1984.  Reported sold to Edwin B. Dearborn of Kenner, LA in November of 1984.  Reported on internet as displayed in Aeronautical Museum at Catam AFB, Columbia, painted to represent Lodestar of the Columbian AF.

 

first date: 22 July 1943

 

last date: 28 February 1951

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2229

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5373

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 33364.  With No. 115 (BR) Squadron in BC, c. 1943 to 1944.

 

first date: 22 July 1943

 

last date: 22 September 1952

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2230

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5489

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34599.  With No. 115 (BR) Squadron in BC, c. 1943 to 1944.

 

first date: 22 July 1943

 

last date: 11 August 1950

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2231

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5494

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34604.  With No. 115 (BR) Squadron in BC, c. 1943 to 1944.  Flew this unit's last operation, anti-submarine patrol from Tofino, BC, on 17 August 1944.  To US civil register as N815G, registered to Air Carriers Inc. of Ft. Lauderdale, FLA in 1978.

 

first date: 22 July 1943

 

last date: 22 August 1952

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2232

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5375

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 33366.  Assigned to Western Air Command.  Later to US civil register as N80BD.  Registered to Red River Ranch Inc. of Ft. Lauderdale, FLA in 1976.  Reported destroyed after in flight wing failure, while smuggling drugs, near Yosemite, CA on 9 December 1976.

 

first date: 28 July 1943

 

last date: 28 February 1951

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2233

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5487

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34597.  Served with No. 8 (BR) Squadron on west coast, coded "K".  To civil register as CF-FAW,  off register by 1976.

 

first date: 29 July 1943

 

last date: 10 March 1952

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2234

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5493

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34603.  Served with Eastern Air Command and Western Air Command, dates unknown.

 

first date: 31 July 1943

 

last date: 8 July 1947

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2235

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5380

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 33371.  With No. 113 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia, c.1943 to 1944.  Coded "E".

 

first date: 6 August 1943

 

last date: 17 July 1945

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, after Category A damage on 23 June 1945.

2236

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5591

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34701.  Assigned to Western Air Command.  Later to US civil register as N593EW.

 

first date: 12 August 1943

 

last date: 22 September 1952

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2237

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5593

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34703.  Assigned to Western Air Command.

 

first date: 12 August 1943

 

last date: 8 July 1947

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2238

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5590

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34700.  Served with Eastern Air Command and Western Air Command, dates unknown.

 

first date: 12 August 1943

 

last date: 8 July 1947

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2239

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5592

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34702.  No. 145 (BR) Squadron, Eastern Air Command, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS in 1943/45.  Flew this unit's last operational mission, a patrol from Dartmouth on 9 June 1945.

 

first date: 17 August 1943

 

last date: 7 December  1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2240

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5594

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34704.  Served with No. 145 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS in 1943/45.  Coded "I".  Used to prototype "Red Light" installation.

 

first date: 17 August 1943

 

last date: 7 December  1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2241

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5596

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34706.  Served with No. 145 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS in 1943/45.  Coded "Z".

 

first date: 17 August 1943

 

last date: 7 December  1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2242

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5597

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34707.  Served with Eastern Air Command and Western Air Command, dates unknown.

 

first date: 18 August 1943

 

last date: 8 July 1947

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2243

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5595

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34705.  With No. 8 (BR) Squadron, coded "D".

 

first date: 19 August 1943

 

last date: 7 December  1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2244

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5599

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34709.  Used by No. 8 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Sea Island or Patricia Bay, BC, c.1943 to 1945.  Coded "D".

 

first date: 25 August 1943

 

last date: 3 October  1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2245

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5696?

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34806.  Assigned to Eastern Air Command.  Later at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario.  Sold to Spartan Aircraft.

 

first date: 13 September 1943

 

last date: 18 March 1957

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2246

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5694

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34804.  Converted to target tug on 22 June 1948.  Sold to Spartan Aircraft.  To US civil register as N208S, registered to Skyrider Airfreight, Inc. of Tulsa, OK in 1982.

 

first date: 13 September 1943

 

last date: 18 March 1957

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2247

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5697

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34807.  Assigned to Western Air Command.  Later to US civil register as N151V, owner listed as James McIvor of Miami, FLA.

 

first date: 16 September 1943

 

last date: 11 August 1950

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2248

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5598

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34708.  With No. 113 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia, c.1943 to 1944.  Coded "B".

 

first date: 18 September 1943

 

last date: 22 January 1947

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2249

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5698?

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34808.  Assigned to Eastern Air Command.

 

first date: 24 September 1943

 

last date: 22 January 1947

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off


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