Lockheed PV-1 Harpoon
Another image from a 1940s "Portfolio" from
Lockheed. I'm not even sure whether this machine
is a PV-1 Harpoon or a B-34
Lexington, but suspect the former inasmuch as it is (a) over water (!)
and (b) in overall
white/grey finish. US Navy PV-1s, equipped with wing tanks
carried out raids
on the Japanese (now Russian
territory) bases in Paramushiro in the Kurie Islands from 1943 until
the end of WW II.
Others were used in the campaigns for the Marshalls, Caroline and
islands. As the
Ventura, many hundreds of these aircraft were used by the RAF and, in
the air forces of the
British Commonwealth countrties.