Ditched April 16, 1944
Built by North American in Inglewood, California. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Ferried overseas via Hawaii.
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 345th Bombardment Group, 499th Bombardment Squadron. Nicknamed "Stingeroo".
On April 16, 1944 took off from Nadzab Airfield No. 3 on a medium altitude bombing mission over Hollandia. Returning, the formation encountered intense thunderstorms and bad weather on the return flight. Due to an engine failure, this B-25 ditched off Kar Kar Island (Karkar). The entire crew surived the ditching.
Fates of the Crew
The entire crew was rescued and returned to duty.
Black Sunday pages ?
Warpath Across the Pacific pages ?
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January 5, 2018