|Pilot Raymond E. Geer (survived)
Force Landed January 25, 1945
Built by North American. Constructors Number 87-8387. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Ferried overseas via Hawaii to Australia.
Assigned to the 3rd Bombardment Group. Later, transfered to the 380th Bombardment Group. Nicknamed "Hawg-Mouth".
On January 25, 1945 took off piloted by Raymond E. Geer with a crew of four others. Force landed in the Tanami desert on January 25, 1945 around 1:50pm, about 60 miles west of Tennant Creek Airfield.
Until 1974, this B-25 remained in situ in the Tanami desert.
During June 3-7, 1974 recovered for the Australian Aviation Heritage Centre (Darwin Aviation Museum) and restored to static condition.
Restored and displayed at the Australian Aviation Heritage Centre.
Geer retired from the United States Air Force (USAF) as a Lieutenant Colonel and passed away during 1995.
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January 5, 2018