|Pilot Lt. Howell N. Stapelton (survived)
Navigator Lt. John R. Hurley (survived)
Engineer George T. Flynn (survived)
Radio Herbert R. Loeb (survived)
Gunner James B. Turgen (survived)
Landed April 24, 1944
Built by North American as model H-1. Delivered to the U. S. Army.
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 345th Bombardment Group, 498th Bombardment Squadron. No known nose art or nickname.
On April 24, 1944 took off from Nadzab Airfield on a mission to attack targets of opportunity between Hansa Bay and Cape Croiselles. Became lost due to bad weather and faulty instruments and force landed near a beach after running out of fuel, roughly 20 miles from Yule Island. None of the crew were injured and all returned to duty.
PNG Museum Aircraft Status Card - B-25 43-4347
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January 3, 2015