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  B-25C Mitchell Serial Number 41-12497  
USAAF
5th AF
3rd BG
90th BS

Pilot  2nd Lt John E. Hesselbarth (survived)
Co-Pilot  2nd Lt. George C. Farr (survived) Antlers, OK
Crew  Cpl Barton (survived)
Crew  Cpl Hartman (survived)
Crew  TSgt Boswell
(survived)
Force Landed  May 14, 1942


Aircraft History
Built by North American in Inglewood, California. Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 3rd Bombardment Group, 90th Bombardment Squadron. No known nose art or nickname. Ferried to Australia on April 26, 1942.

Mission History
On May 14, 1942 took off from 3-Mile Drome near Port Moresby on bombing mission against Lae. Damaged by intercepting A6M2 Zeros of the Tainan Kōkūtai in the tail section, wings and right engine. The hydraulic system was also put out of action. This B-25 made a belly landing at 3-Mile Drome and the entire crew survived, both gunners were wounded.

References
History of the 90th BS, page 30

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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