Archaehistoria

RNZAF PV-1 Ventura NZ4578 of Onepusu

Figure 1
The starboard vertical stabilizer of Royal New Zealand Air Force Lockheed Ventura PV-1 bomber, NZ4578, in the jungle mountain crash site above the Mission station at Onepusu, Malaita, in 2010. Note last two digits of plane serial, ‘78’ in yellow above the fin flash. Note impact damage in leading edge from high speed crash which killed everyone on board and detonated the depth bomb loading on May 28, 1945. [Courtesy TV Producer Les Dawson].

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