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Lockheed PV-1 'Harpoon'

Description
  Manufacturer:Lockheed


Control Panel
  Base model:PV
  Designation:PV
  Version:-1
  Nickname:Harpoon
  Designation System:U.S. Navy / Marines
  Designation Period:1923-1962
  Basic role:Patrol
 
 
 

Specifications
Not Yet Available

Known serial numbers
29723 / 29922, 33067 / 33466, 34586 / 34997, 48652 / 48939, 49360 / 49659


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 Carl Molesworth
 Mount Vernon, WA
I'm looking for information and pictures of PV-1s operating out of NAAF MOUNT VERNON, Washington, during World War II. In those days, it was an auxiliary field for NAS Whidbey (Ault Field). Today, that airfield is Skagit Regional Airport (KBVS), and I am tring to put together a historical display for our terminal lobby. Please contact me if you can help. Thanks!
Carl Molesworth
carlm@portofskagit.com
03/14/2012 @ 15:29 [ref: 54278]
 Carl Molesworth
 Mount Vernon, WA
I'm looking for information and pictures of PV-1s operating out of NAAF MOUNT VERNON, Washington, during World War II. In those days, it was an auxiliary field for NAS Whidbey (Ault Field). Today, that airfield is Skagit Regional Airport (KBVS), and I am tring to put together a historical display for our terminal lobby. Please contact me if you can help. Thanks!
Carl Molesworth
carlm@portofskagit.com
03/14/2012 @ 15:29 [ref: 54277]
 Steve Hull
 Reno, NV
My father, Warren, and uncle, Walter, were both aviation radiomen, and flew in VPB 150 from 9/43 until 5/45, when the squadron returned from the Central Pacific theater. Although the WWII Navy was 4 million strong, somehow my father and uncle ended up in the same squadron three times, first VS 47, then 150, and finally, VPB 198. They were not allowed to fly in the same plane. I believe that my father is the last surviving member of the 150 crew of the "Beverly Jean", plane #893. The pilot, LT Robert Swan, died in 2009. He also happened to be the navigator on the PBY that first spotted the Japanese fleet at the Battle of Midway. I found this out in 2002. Swan never mentioned it to his 150 crew.

My email address will change soon. My phone is 775-636-0995.
10/27/2011 @ 08:06 [ref: 49794]
 Gaen McClendon
 Rockfordi, IL
I think a lot of us are looking for our fathers. I know I am. Dad died in 1997. Flying was his joy. The PV was the high point of his career. Without the military hardware the PV would cruise at about 350mph. Airline pilots at the time were envious. How times have changed.
08/11/2010 @ 23:43 [ref: 28743]
 Gaen McClendon
 Rockfordi, IL
I think a lot of us are looking for our fathers. I know I am. Dad died in 1997. Flying was his joy. The PV was the high point of his career. Without the military hardware the PV would cruise at about 350mph. Airline pilots at the time were envious. How times have changed.
08/11/2010 @ 23:42 [ref: 28742]
 Gaen McClendon
 Rockfordi, IL
After posting......I think a lot of us are looking for our fathers......
08/11/2010 @ 23:36 [ref: 28741]
 Gaen McClendon
 Rockford, IL
My father flew a PV for Kraft Foods Company From January 15, 1953 until January of 1956. Tail number N-52K. It was converted from military configuration by Spartan Avaiation.
Following service with Kraft it was sold to the Morton Salt Comapny and thence into oblivion. The last I heard it was owned by a husband and wife team who took it out west (from Illinois) I checked FAA records and it seems that N-K52 has perhaps become aluminum foil or beer cans. I hope not but......does anyone have any clues?
08/11/2010 @ 23:28 [ref: 28740]
 Gaen McClendon
 Rockford, IL
My father flew a PV for Kraft Foods Company From January 15, 1953 until January of 1956. Tail number N-52K. It was converted from military configuration by Spartan Avaiation.
Following service with Kraft it was sold to the Morton Salt Comapny and thence into oblivion. The last I heard it was owned by a husband and wife team who took it out west (from Illinois) I checked FAA records and it seems that N-K52 has perhaps become aluminum foil or beer cans. Any ideas??
08/11/2010 @ 23:27 [ref: 28739]
 James Marcino
 Garden City, NY
My father, George Marcino, flew with VPB-150. Anyone with information please e-mail jmarcino@worldcourier.com
10/23/2009 @ 19:50 [ref: 25212]
 John F. Wolfe
 York,, PA
The title is called PV-1 "Harpoon", but it should be the "Ventura". The "Harpoon" was the PV-2. I was a mechanic/gunner in squadron VP129 flying out of NAS Elizabeth City, NC and NAS Brunswick, ME.
06/19/2009 @ 08:15 [ref: 24251]

 
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