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  B-25C "Pappy's Folly" Serial Number 41-12437  
NEIAF
Former Assignments
USAAF
5th AF
3rd BG
90th BS

Aircraft History
Built by North American in Inglewood, California. Constructors Number 82-5072. Assigned U. S. Army serial number 41-12437.

On February 5, 1942 assigned Netherlands East Indies Air Force (NEIAF) as B-25 Mitchell N5-132. Ferried overseas via Hickam Field across the Pacific to Australia. On June 21, 1942 redesignated N5-124. Later renumbered N5-122. Assigned to NEIAF 18 Squadron based at RAAF Fairbairn (Canberra Airport).

Wartime History
On September 1, 1942 reassigned to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF). Assigned to the 3rd Bombardment Group, 90th Bombardment Squadron. Assigned to Paul "Pappy" Gunn and Reed. Nicknamed "Pappy's Folly" and operated from Port Moresby.

On March 25, 1945 damaged while parked at Archerfield Airfield when a B-26 Marauder skidded off the runway onto wet grass on and hit this parked B-25. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

References
B-25 Mitchell in Dutch Service - B-25D-10 Mitchell 41-12437 to NEIAF ad N5-132 - missing 8-44

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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