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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

 

2250

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5699?

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34809.  Served with Eastern Air Command and Western Air Command, dates unknown.

 

first date: 24 September 1943

 

last date: 16 January 1947

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2251

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5701

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34811.  Prototype wireless installation on 21 May 1945.

 

first date: 24 September 1943

 

last date: 3 October  1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2252

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5703?

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34813.  With No. 122(K) Squadron at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC, 1944/45.

 

first date: 23 September 1943

 

last date: 3 October  1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2253

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5705?

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34815.  With No. 8 (BR) Squadron in 1945.

 

first date: 23 September 1943

 

last date: 22 September 1952

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2254

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5702

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34812.  Converted to target tug on 23 December 1947.  Later sold to Spartan Aircraft.  To US civil register as N539N.

 

first date: 24 September 1943

 

last date: 18 March 1951

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2255

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5700

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34810.  Assigned to Western Air Command.  Later to US civil register as N855JM., owned by B. L. Skidmore of Mirarar, FLA in 1977

 

first date: 30 September 1943

 

last date: 22 September 1952

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2256

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5887

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34997.  Ferried through Winnipeg, en route to Malton, on 21 March 1947.  Converted to target tug on 22 June 1948.  Later sold to Spartan Aircraft.

 

first date: 16 November  1943

 

last date: 18 March 1957

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2257

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5249?

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 33240.  Converted to target tug on 23 December 1947.  Later sold to Spartan Aircraft.

 

first date: 16 November  1943

 

last date: 18 March 1957

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2258

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5880?

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34990.  Assigned to Eastern Air Command.

 

first date: 23 November  1943

 

last date: 22 January 1947

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2259

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5889?

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 48653.  Served with Eastern Air Command and Western Air Command, dates unknown.

 

first date: 26 November  1943

 

last date: 16 January 1947

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2260

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5886

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34966?.  Assigned to No. 2 air Command at time of crash.  Baugher reports this BuNo as RAF FP683, diverted to SAAF.

 

first date: 26 November  1943

 

last date: 24 August 1945

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, after Category B damage on 6 July 1945.

2261

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5893

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 48657.  Used by No. 8 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Sea Island or Patricia Bay, BC, c.1943 to 1945.  Coded "B".  At Abbotsford, BC in 1945.

 

first date: 26 November  1943

 

last date: 3 October  1946

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2262

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5890

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 48654.  Ferried through Winnipeg, en route to Rockcliffe, on 1 March 1947.  Converted to bombing and gunnery trainer on 22 June 1948.  To US civil register, as N165H, registered to Airplane Sales International of Beverly Hills, CA.

 

first date: 3 December  1943

 

last date: 5 March 1952

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2263

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5892

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 48656.  Converted to bombing and gunnery trainer on 22 June 1948.  Served with No. 1 Aerial Armament School, at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario, coded "DK*R".

 

first date: 3 December  1943

 

last date: 16 October  1953

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2264

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5894?

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 48658.  Ferried through Winnipeg, en route to Rockcliffe, on 9 March 1947.  In use at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario in 1952.  Sold to Spartan Aircraft.

 

first date: 3 December  1943

 

last date: 18 March 1957

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2265

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5891

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 48655.  Assigned to Western Air Command.  Registration N10487 issued to Siple Aviaiton Ltd. of Montreal.  Delivered from storage at RCAF Station Vulcan, Alberta as N515, c. 1953.  To Universal Trading Co. of New York as N10487, from 1953 to 1954.  To Howard Air Services December 1954.  Convereted to Howard Super Ventura, conversion no. 16, completed on 13 June 1957.  To Ohio Oil Co. as N515, 1957 to 1961.  Back to Howard Air Service, as N511U.  Converted to Howard 350 by 1962.  Back to Ohio Oil, later Marathon Oil, 1962 to 1963.  To Lone Star Steel as N151LS, later N1514S, 1963 to 1968.  Several owners through 1970s.  Was registered as N1514S to Inter Island Shipping of Baham, when it crashed in a swamp near Dania FLA on takeoff on 26 May 1979.  Destroyed by fire.

 

first date: 9 December  1943

 

last date: 11 August 1950

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2266

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 48737.  Lost at sea, out of Dartmouth, NS, date unknown.

 

first date: 28 December  1943

 

last date: 25 April 1945

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2267

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 34901.  With No. 113 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia, c.1943 to 1944.  Coded "K".

 

first date: 6 January 1944

 

last date: 16 May 1945

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, after Category A damage on 21 April 1945, at Dartmouth, NS.

2268

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5990

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 48754.  At RCAF Station Torbay, Newfoundland in 1945.  Later to US civil register as N51190, owned by Business Aircraft Corp. of San Antonio, TX.

 

first date: 6 January 1944

 

last date: 22 January 1947

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2269

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5987?

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 48751.  Assigned to Eastern Air Command and Western Air Command, dates unknown.

 

first date: 11 January 1944

 

last date: 8 July 1947

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2270

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5989?

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 48753.

 

first date: 11 January 1944

 

last date: 21 June 1945

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, after Category A damage at Winnipeg on 3 December 1944.

2271

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5992?

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 48756.  Used by No. 8 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Sea Island or Patricia Bay, BC, c.1943 to 1945.  Coded "D".  Converted to target tug on 7 February 1947.

 

first date: 11 January 1944

 

last date: 8 September 1947

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2272

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5991?

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 48755.  With No. 122(K) Squadron in BC, 1944/45.  Had 395:50 airframe time when struck off.

 

first date: 19 January 1944

 

last date: 29 October  1947

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2273

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5988?

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 48752.  Assigned to Western Air Command.  Later sold to Spartan Aircraft.

 

first date: 19 January 1944

 

last date: 4 June 1952

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2274

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 48761.  With No. 115 (BR) Squadron in BC, c. 1944.

 

first date: 20 January 1944

 

last date: 13 July 1944

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, after Category A damageat Vancouver on 12 February 1944.

2275

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 48762.

 

first date: 28 January 1944

 

last date: 16 April 1944

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, after Category A damage at Vancouver, BC on 7 February 1944.

2276

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 48757.  With No. 170 Squadron at time of crash.

 

first date: 11 February 1944

 

last date: 18 June 1945

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, after crashing on 28 March 1945.

2277

Lockheed-Vega

 

Ventura

G.R. Mk. V

 

 

 

V-146

5097

 

 

 

 

 

Ex USN, BuNo 33088.  At RCAF Station Sea Island, BC in 1945.

 

first date: 14 April 1944

 

last date: 3 October  1946

 

Taken on strength

 

 

2278

Beechcraft

 

Expeditor

Mk. 3N

 

 

 

D-18S

CA 76

 

 

 

 

 

Used at No. 2 Air Navigators School at RCAF Station Winnipeg in 1953.  Portugese serial was 2522.

 

first date: 21 December  1951

 

last date: 12  May 1959

 

Taken on strength

 

Transferred to Portugese Air Force.

2279

Beechcraft

 

Expeditor

Mk. 3N

 

 

 

D-18S

CA 77

 

 

 

 

 

Used at No. 2 Air Observers School at St. Jean, PQ.  To civil register as CF-VCC, registered to Hooker Air Service of Sioux Lookout, Ontario in 1976.  Off register by 1982.

 

first date: 21 December  1951

 

last date: 2 August 1966

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation.

2280

Beechcraft

 

Expeditor

Mk. 3N

 

 

 

D-18S

CA 78

 

 

 

 

 

Used at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

first date: 21 December  1951

 

last date: 8 January 1954

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, after Category A crash at Winnipeg on 14 September 1953.

2281

Beechcraft

 

Expeditor

Mk. 3N

 

 

 

D-18S

CA 79

 

 

 

 

 

Used at No. 2 Air Navigators School at RCAF Station Winnipeg in 1953.

 

first date: 21 December  1951

 

last date: 12 February 1959

 

Taken on strength

 

Transferred to French AF.

2282

Beechcraft

 

Expeditor

Mk. 3N

 

 

 

D-18S

CA 80

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 1951 or 1952

 

last date: 7 April 1967

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2283

Beechcraft

 

Expeditor

Mk. 3N

 

 

 

D-18S

CA 81

 

 

 

 

 

Used at No. 2 Air Navigators School at RCAF Station Winnipeg in 1953.

 

first date: 30 January 1952

 

last date: 12 February 1959

 

Taken on strength

 

Transferred to French AF.

2284

Beechcraft

 

Expeditor

Mk. 3N

 

 

 

D-18S

CA 82

 

 

 

 

 

Operated by No. 411 (Aux) Squadron at RCAF Station Downsview, Ontario in the 1950s.

 

first date: 1951 or 1952

 

last date: 7 April 1967

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off.

2285

Beechcraft

 

Expeditor

Mk. 3N

 

 

 

D-18S

CA 83

 

 

 

 

 

Used at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

first date: 21 December  1951

 

last date: 12 May 1959

 

Taken on strength

 

Transferred to French AF.

2286

Beechcraft

 

Expeditor

Mk. 3N

 

 

 

D-18S

CA 84

 

 

 

 

 

Used at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

first date: 30 January 1952

 

last date: 12 May 1959

 

Taken on strength

 

Transferred to French AF.

2287

Beechcraft

 

Expeditor

Mk. 3N

 

 

 

D-18S

CA 85

 

 

 

 

 

Used at No. 2 Air Navigators School at RCAF Station Winnipeg in 1953.

 

first date: 21 December  1951

 

last date: 12 May 1959

 

Taken on strength

 

Transferred to French AF.

2288

Beechcraft

 

Expeditor

Mk. 3N

 

 

 

D-18S

CA 86

 

 

 

 

 

Used at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Portugese serial number was 2523.

 

first date: 30 January 1952

 

last date: 12 May 1959

 

Taken on strength

 

Transferred to Portugese AF.

2289

Beechcraft

 

Expeditor

Mk. 3N

 

 

 

D-18S

CA 87

 

 

 

 

 

Used at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

first date: 30 January 1952

 

last date: 12 May 1959

 

Taken on strength

 

Transferred to French AF.

2290

Beechcraft

 

Expeditor

Mk. 3N

 

 

 

D-18S

CA 88

 

 

 

 

 

Used at No. 2 Air Navigators School at RCAF Station Winnipeg in 1953.  Served with No. 424 Squadron (Auxiliary) at Hamilton, Ontario.  Operated by auxiliary squadrons  at RCAF Station Downsview, Ontario in the 1950s, including No. 400 Squadron.  Also reported as struck off on 9 October 1964.  To Canadian civil register when sold, as CF-SDS.  Off register by 1976.

 

first date: 30 January 1952

 

last date: 13 April 1965

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, to Crown Assests Disposal Corporation for sale.

2291

Beechcraft

 

Expeditor

Mk. 3N

 

 

 

D-18S

CA 89

 

 

 

 

 

Used at No. 2 Air Navigators School at RCAF Station Winnipeg in 1953.  To civil register as CF-TBD, later C-FTBD.  Registered owners included Sabourin Lake Airways in 1976 (as CF-TBD), Emo Investments till 1990 (C-FTBD by then), Eagle Aviation until 1994, Red Lake Airways until 1997, and Rusty Meyers Flying Service until 2001, when it returned to Red Lake Flying Services.  Remained there until January 2004, when it was sold to Daxair Ltd.  Last Certificate of Registration issued 15 January 2004.

 

first date: 7 February 1952

 

last date: 8 November 1965

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, later sold.

2292

Beechcraft

 

Expeditor

Mk. 3N

 

 

 

D-18S

CA 90

 

 

 

 

 

Served with No. 424 Squadron (Auxiliary) at Hamilton, Ontario.

 

first date: 7 February 1952

 

last date: 12 May 1959

 

Taken on strength

 

Transferred to French AF.

2293

Beechcraft

 

Expeditor

Mk. 3N

 

 

 

D-18S

CA 91

 

 

 

 

 

Reported Category A damage at Armstrong, Ontario on 7 January 1961, while serving with No. 402 Squadron.

 

first date: 8 February 1952

 

last date: 12 January 1965

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

2294

Beechcraft

 

Expeditor

Mk. 3N

 

 

 

D-18S

CA 92

 

 

 

 

 

Used at No. 2 Air Navigators School at RCAF Station Winnipeg in 1953.

 

first date: 8 February 1952

 

last date: 12 May 1959

 

Taken on strength

 

Transferred to French AF.

2295

Beechcraft

 

Expeditor

Mk. 3N

 

 

 

D-18S

CA 93

 

 

 

 

 

Used at RCAF Station Summerside, PEI.  Portugese serial number was 2524.

 

first date: 27 February 1952

 

last date: 12 May 1959

 

Taken on strength

 

Transferred to Portugese AF.

2296

Beechcraft

 

Expeditor

Mk. 3N

 

 

 

D-18S

CA 94

 

 

 

 

 

Used at No. 2 Air Navigators School at RCAF Station Winnipeg in 1953.  Also used at RCAF Station Summerside, PEI, dates unknown.  Portugese serial number was 2525.

 

first date: 27 February 1952

 

last date: 12 May1959

 

Taken on strength

 

Transferred to Portugese AF.

2297

Beechcraft

 

Expeditor

Mk. 3N

 

 

 

D-18S

CA 95

 

 

 

 

 

Used at RCAF Station Summerside, PEI.

 

first date: 27 February 1952

 

last date: 3 May 1954

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, after fire damage on 27 April 1954.

2298

Beechcraft

 

Expeditor

Mk. 3N

 

 

 

D-18S

CA 96

 

 

 

 

 

Reported Category A at Claresholm, Alberta on 16 November 1953.

 

first date: 27 February 1952

 

last date: 8 December  1953

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off after crash.

2299

Beechcraft

 

Expeditor

Mk. 3N

 

 

 

D-18S

CA 97

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 1952

 

last date: 7 April 1967

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off


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