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  B-25J-30/32-NC (TB-25N) Mitchell Serial Number 44-31504  

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Justin Taylan 2004

Aircraft History
Built by North American Aviation (NAA) at Air Force Plant NC at Fairfax Field near Kansas City, KS. Constructors number 108-37479. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as B-25J-30/32-NC Mitchell serial number 44-31504. Converted to an TB-25N.

On November 21, 1951 delivered to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) as 5218. Stricken from charge on February 16, 1952 and offered for sale.

Afterwards, registered in the United States as N9753Z. During 1964, this B-25 used in the filming of the Hollywood movie In Harms Way filmed on Oahu, Hawaii then displayed at Honolulu Airport. By September 1971 placed into storage at a technical school in Honolulu.

During 1997, this B-25 was transported to Hickam AFB and displayed outdoors outside the USAF Museum on base. Until 2004, displayed outdoors outside the Pacific Air Forces HQ building Painted in markings of a B-25 that served with the 345th Bombardment Group "Air Apaches" with tail number 1504.

During 2004 moved to the Ford Island Museum (Pacific Aviation Museum) where it is displayed to this day.

USAF Serial Number Search Results - B-25J-30/32-NC Mitchell 44-31504
"31504 converted to TB-25N. To RCAF Nov 21, 1951 as 5218. SOC Feb 16, 1952. Became N9753Z. Reported at Technical School at Honolulu AP, HI by Sep 1971. By 1977 was owned by USAF Museum and was on static display at Hickam AFB, Hawaii. Recently acquired by Pacific Aviation Museum and moved to Ford Island site."
Thanks to KT Budde-Jones for additional information.

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September 5, 2020


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