Built by North American in Inglewood, California. Assigned to the U. S. Army. Ferried overseas via Hawaii to Australia.
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.
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 9, 2018