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  B-25D-10 "Hawg-Mouth" Serial Number 41-30222  
USAAF
5th AF
380th BG

Former Assignments
3rd BG

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via Darwing Museum

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Goh Loon 2008

Pilot ┬áRaymond E. Geer (survived)
Force Landed  January 25, 1945

Aircraft History
Built by North American. Constructors Number 87-8387. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Ferried overseas via Hawaii to Australia.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 3rd Bombardment Group. Later, transfered to the 380th Bombardment Group. Nicknamed "Hawg-Mouth".

Mission History
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.

Wreckage
Until 1974, this B-25 remained in situ in the Tanami desert.

Recovery
During June 3-7, 1974 recovered for the Australian Aviation Heritage Centre (Darwin Aviation Museum) and restored to static condition.

Display
Restored and displayed at the Australian Aviation Heritage Centre.

Memorial
Former pilot Geer retired from the United States Air Force (USAF) as a Lieutenant Colonel and passed away during 1995.

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

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