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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192721
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic L37 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed PV-1 Ventura
Owner/operator:VB-132, US Navy
Registration: 34790
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:25 miles off the coast of French Morocco -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: Unknown
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Destination airport:
On 10 January 1944, the PV-1 BuNo 34790 of VB-132, based in Port Lyautey, Morocco, crashed into the sea 25 miles off the coast of French Morocco, Northwest Africa, at 0934 hrs during a routine gunnery and bombing training flight. There was no survivor.

Crew (all killed):
Lt Edward P Wood (pilot)
Lt.(jg) Carl O Swanson (co-pilot)
AMM2c Mario Amodio
ARM2c Leland G Vojta
AOM3c Robert M Stacy
ARM3c Richard H Harpster


VB-132 War Diary, January 1944 (available online at

Revision history:

10-Jan-2017 14:48 Laurent Rizzotti Added

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