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Old 24th June 2021, 17:11
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Re: PV-1 Ventura - Kamchatka, RUS

PV-1 aircraft numbers were usually on nose and mid-fuselage; the tail number could be a factory number if it's white. Later PV-2s sometimes had tail numbers though.
VB/VPB-135 used low numbers , 136 had high (previously low in 1943). On 8 Aug. 1944 135 and 136 had 12 PV-1s each and the HQ Sqn. had 10 (FAW4) on Attu. "30" is quite high for VB-135.
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