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  B-25D-5 "Stingeroo" Serial Number 41-30020  
USAAF
5th AF
345th BG
499th BS

Pilot  ?
Ditched  April 16, 1944
MACR  none

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

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 345th Bombardment Group, 499th Bombardment Squadron. Nicknamed "Stingeroo".

Mission History
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.

References
Black Sunday pages ?
Warpath Across the Pacific pages ?

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

Tech Info
B-25

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