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  B-25C "Per Diem" Serial Number 41-12911  
USAAF
5th AF
38th BG
405th BS

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8th Service Sqn
December 5, 1942

Aircraft History
Built by North American in Inglewood, California. Assigned to the U. S. Army. Ferried overseas via Hawaii to Australia.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 38th Bombardment Group, 405th Bombardment Squadron. Nicknamed "Per Diem" (with quotations around the name). This B-25 flew at least four combat missions before being lost. The aircraft was officially condemned on October 31, 1944.

Mission History
On December 5, 1942 took off from Port Moresby on a bombing mission against Buna. Over the target, one engine was shot and damaged. Returning, this B-25 force landed at 7 Mile Drome causing the right main landing gear to collapse.

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January 31, 2018

 

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