JACK McKILLOP COLLECTION
No. 6076. Lockheed 37-27-02 Ventura Mk.II (AJ303 c/n 137-4441) US Army Air Forces
Photograph from USAF

Lockheed 37-27-02 Ventura Mk.II

01/22/2007. Remarks by Jack McKillop: "This aircraft was one of 487 Model 37-27-02 Ventura Mk. IIs ordered on a Lend-Lease contract for the RAF. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 found the USAAF short of aircraft and 264 of the 487 were delivered to the USAAF as B-34As but retained their RAF serial numbers. In October 1942, they were redesignated RB-34As, the "R" indicating the aircraft was restricted to non-combat missions.

Lockheed redesignated the aircraft delivered to the USAAF as Model 137-27-02. The 101 USAAF B-34As were:

Created January 22, 2007