LOCKHEED VENTURA PV-1 MK V SERIAL 6498 MS-R

The Lockheed Ventura was developed from the Hudson and Lodestar.  The Ventura was used extensively throughout the war in Europe and the Far East during World War Two (1939-1945).  South African Squadrons operating in the Mediterranean Theatre were also equipped with Ventura aircraft.  After the war the SAAF continued to use the B-34 Ventura Mark II bomber version and the PV-1 Ventura Mark V maritime patrol version.  The bomber version had the clear nose and was synonymous with 24 Squadron at Bloemspruit for many years.