These are the Survivors of 2,493 Ventura aircraft that were built.

If you can help us with more information on Ventura aircraft or update information that we have please Email us at RCAFVENTURA@HOTMAIL.COM

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Page updated 2011 Dec 17

1)

Model: GR.V

Serial Number: s/n5324

BuNo: 33315

Military ID(s): ex-RCAF #2195

Civilian ID (s): CF-FAV

Present Location: Ventura Memorial Flight Association Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Status:- Complete aircraft , Restoration to airworthy on going (also using parts from # 22)

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Links: www.rcafventura.ca



2)

Model: RB-34

Serial Number: s/n4773

BuNo: USAAF 41-38117

Military ID(s): NZ4600

Civilian ID (s):

Present Location: Museum of Transport and Technology, Auckland, New Zealand

Status: Complete aircraft (?) (Parts from See # 28)

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Links:www.motat.org.nz/



3)

Model: B-37

Serial Number: s/n4449

BuNo:

Military ID(s): AJ311

Civilian ID (s):

Present Location: USAF Museum, Restoration Hangar,Dayton Ohio, U.S.A

Status: Complete aircraft, gutted interior, outer L/H wing made of wood.

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Links: www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/



4)

Model: PV-1

Serial Number: s/n5355

BuNo: 33346

Military ID(s):

Civilian ID (s):

Present Location: Agattu Island, Aleutin Islands, AK.

Status: Wartime loss. Major components still on site

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5)

Model: GR.V

Serial Number: s/n5697

BuNo: 34807

Military ID(s): ex-RCAF #2247

Civilian ID (s): N151V

Present Location: Marine Corps Air ground Museum, Quantico, Virginia, U.S.A.

Status: Status unknown, executive conversion.

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Links: www.usmcmuseum.com/index.asp



6)

Model: GR.V

Serial Number: s/n5378

BuNo: 33369

Military ID(s): ex-RCAF #2221

Civilian ID (s): N159U, “A59-67 Wiff-Oh”

Present Location: RAAF Historic Flight, Pt.Cook, Victoria, Australia

Status: Static display after accident, Quasi-military standard.

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7)

Model: GR.V

Serial Number: s/n6142

BuNo: 48906

Military ID(s): ex-RAAF A59-73, #13 Squadron

Civilian ID (s):

Present Location: Sydney, Australia.

Status: Burned and gutted fuselage moved from Gove Airstrip, N.T., 1997. Status unknown.

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8)

Model: GR.V

Serial Number: s/n5649

BuNo: 34759

Military ID(s): FP607 ex-SAAF 6432, ‘Dickie Fritz’

Civilian ID (s):

Present Location: M.O.T.H. Compound, Edenvale, Johannesburg, South Africa

Status: Static display, mounted on ground, fictitious fuselage art.

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9)

Model: GR.V

Serial Number: s/n6290

BuNo: 49474

Military ID(s): JT867 ex-SAAF 6498, TS306

Civilian ID (s):

Present Location: SAAF Museum, Valhalla Swartkop AFB, Pretoria, South Africa

Status: Complete aircraft, restored, interior to be done.

Photos:

Links: www.saafmuseum.org.za



10)

Model: GR.V

Serial Number: s/n5855

BuNo: 34965

Military ID(s): ex-SAAF

Civilian ID (s):

Present Location: SAAF Museum, Ysterplaat AFB, Cape Town, South Africa

Status: Complete aircraft, restored, interior to be done.

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11)

Model: GR.V

Serial Number: s/n6011

BuNo: 48775

Military ID(s): JS956, ex-SAAF 6534

Civilian ID (s):

Present Location: Rand Airport, Hunting Aviation, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Status: Complete aircraft, disassembled, incorrect SAAF painted on fuselage. Note: Last Ventura in SAAF register.

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12)

Model: GR.V

Serial Number: s/n6219

BuNo: 49403

Military ID(s): JT861, ex-SAAF 6487

Civilian ID (s):

Present Location: SAAF Museum, Lanseria Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa

Status: Complete aircraft, VIP conversion, Gen. Jan Smuts personal transport.

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13)

Model: Mk.II

Serial Number: s/n4642

BuNo:

Military ID(s): AJ504 ex-SAAF 6112

Civilian ID (s):

Present Location: SAAF Museum, Valhalla Swartkop AFB, Pretoria, South Africa

Status: Fuselage and center section displayed as wreckage of aircraft outside with collection.

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14)

Model: Mk.II

Serial Number: s/n4184

BuNo:

Military ID(s): AE841 ex-SAAF 6066

Civilian ID (s):

Present Location: SAAF Museum, Valhalla Swartkop AFB, Pretoria, South Africa

Status: Fuselage and center section in open storage, secure compound

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15)

Model: Mk.II

Serial Number: s/n4646

BuNo:

Military ID(s): AJ508 ex-SAAF 6120

Civilian ID (s):

Present Location: SAAF Museum, Valhalla Swartkop AFB, Pretoria, South Africa

Status: Fuselage and center section in open storage, secure compound

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16)

Model: Mk.II

Serial Number: s/n4617

BuNo:

Military ID(s): AJ479 ex-SAAF 6079

Civilian ID (s):

Present Location: RAF Museum, Henlow, England.

Status: Complete aircraft in enclosed storage received from South Africa mid 1980's, gutted.

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17)

Model: Mk.II

Serial Number: s/n4609

BuNo:

Military ID(s): AJ471

Civilian ID (s):

Present Location: Soulis Pond, Benton, Newfoundland, Canada.

Status: Wartime ferry crash, gutted wreckage, fuselage cut at nose, center section, no tail and left wing only.

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18)

Model: Mk.II

Serial Number: s/n4332

BuNo:

Military ID(s): AJ194

Civilian ID (s):

Present Location: VMFA, Edmonton, Alberta and Vince O’Connor farm, Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada

Status: Components only, formerly Ventress farm aircraft, Brighton

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19)

Model: Mk.I

Serial Number: s/n4080

BuNo:

Military ID(s): AE737

Civilian ID (s):

Present Location: Anglian Aeronautical Preservation Society, Norfolk, England.

Status: Wreckage and parts recovered from archaeological dig

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20)

Model: GR.V

Serial Number: s/n6371

BuNo: 49555

Military ID(s): ex-RAAF A59-96

Civilian ID (s):

Present Location: Queensland Air Museum, Coloundra, Queensland, Australia

Status: Fuselage with Hudson center section and tail, under static restoration.

Photos:

Links: www.qam.com.au



21)

Model: GR.V

Serial Number: s/n5492

BuNo: 34602

Military ID(s): ex-RCAF #2226

Civilian ID (s):

Present Location: Taigh Ramey, Stockton, California, U.S.A.

Status: No engines, Howard executive conversion, restoration planned.

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22)

Model: GR.V

Serial Number: s/n5172

BuNo: 33163

Military ID(s): ex-RCAF #2179

Civilian ID (s):

Present Location: VMFA, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Status: Many parts of recovered from Busby farm, Merritt, British Columbia, Canada. (part s used for restoration # 1 as well as #24)

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23)

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Present Location:

Status: War tine loss Aircraft from NOVA Bomber 31 Show

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24)

Model: B-34

Serial Number: s/n4688

BuNo: USAAF 41-38032

Military ID(s):FD580,

Civilian ID (s): N1000X,

Present Location: Sanford-DeLand airport, Orlando, Florida U.S.A

Status: Being restored for display at the airport's Memorial Park. On permanent loan from National Naval Aviation Museum of Pensacola, Florida. (as well some parts from #22)

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25)

Model: GR.V

Serial Number: s/n5336

BuNo: 33327

Military ID(s): ex-RCAF #2198

Civilian ID (s): N234P

Present Location: Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California

Status: Executive Conversion, complete,Damaged in Hurricane, Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California

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Links: www.ocgp.org



26)

Model: PV-1

Serial Number: s/n5527

BuNo: 34637

Military ID(s):

Civilian ID (s):

Present Location: Mount Baker and Museum at Whitbey Island N.A.S., Oregon, U.S.A.

Status: Wreckage parts only recovered from receding glacier.

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27)

Model: GR.V

Serial Number: s/n6340

BuNo: 49524

Military ID(s): ex-RNZAF NZ4632

Civilian ID (s):

Present Location: Wreckage at Jacquinot Bay, Papua New Guinea

Status: Tail assembly noted, status unknown

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28)

Model: GR.V

Serial Number: s/n5535

BuNo: 34645

Military ID(s): ex-RNZAF NZ4522

Civilian ID (s):

Present Location: Talasea, New Britain

Status: Essentially derelict but complete, parts used for restoration of NZ4600. (See #2)

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29)

Model: GR.V

Serial Number: s/n5890

BuNo:48654

Military ID(s): ex-RCAF #2262

Civilian ID (s): N165H

Present Location: Museu Aerospacial, Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Status: Complete aircraft, restored to Brazilian Airforce configuration, static

Photos:

Links: www.musal.aer.mil.br



30)

Model: GR.V

Serial Number: s/n5327

BuNo: 33318

Military ID(s): ex-RCAF #2193

Civilian ID (s):

Present Location: Cape Chacon, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, U.S.A.

Status: Wartime loss, Total wreck, major components still on site

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31)

Model: PV-1

Serial Number:

BuNo:

Military ID(s): Ex-U.S.Navy

Civilian ID (s):

Present Location: Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands

Status: Unidentified wreck in 2 to 20 feet of water off southern atoll, discoverd 1967, unconfirmed.

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32)

Model: GR.V

Serial Number:

BuNo:

Military ID(s): ex-RCAF

Civilian ID (s):

Present Location: Newfoundland, Canada

Status: Unconfirmed rumoured crash site

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33)

Model: GR.V

Serial Number: s/n5374

BuNo: 33365

Military ID(s): ex-RCAF #2218

Civilian ID (s):

Present Location: Mount Bolduc, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Status: Wartime crash, small components on mountain.

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34)

Model: GR.V

Serial Number: s/n5998

BuNo: 48762

Military ID(s): ex-RCAF #2275

Civilian ID (s):

Present Location: Stag Bay, Hernando Island, Strait of Georgia, British Columbia, Canada

Status: Wartime ditching, aircraft still in water and should be complete, unconfirmed.

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35)

Model: PV-1

Serial Number: s/n4889

BuNo: 29736

Military ID(s): ex-U.S.Navy

Civilian ID (s):

Present Location: Lawn Point, NW Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Status: Wartime loss. Components on site. Memorial cairn erected on site dedicated to crew..

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36)

Model: GR.V

Serial Number: s/n5166

BuNo: 33157

Military ID(s): ex-RCAF #2169

Civilian ID (s):

Present Location: crash remains under study at Memorial University, St.John’s, Newfoundland

Status: Wartime take-off crash from Torbay, all killed

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