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  B-25D "The Grim Reaper" Serial Number 41-29719  
5th AF
3rd BG
13th BS

Aircraft History
Built by North American. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Ferried overseas via Hawaii to Australia.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 3rd Bombardment Group, 13th Bombardment Squadron. Nicknamed "The Grim Reaper". This B-25 was the first aircraft in the group to use this nickname, which was later adopted by the entire 3rd Bomb Group.

Wartime History
On April 12, 1943 parked at 14 Mile Drome (Schwimmer) near Port Moresby. During the Japanese air raid bombs dropped by G4M1 Betty bombers destroyed this B-25 on the ground.

Thanks to Edward Rogers for additional information

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Last Updated
May 22, 2017


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