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Converted to a D-1 strafer at the 4th Air Depot at Garbutt Field near Townsville. Afterwards, assigned to the 345th Bombardment Group, 499th Bombardment Squadron to pilot 1st Lt. Octave J. Daniel, who renamed this B-25 "Lil Shifless", after his prior aircraft B-25D "Shif'less Skonk" 41-30021 was written off.
The regular crew included:
On December 26, 1943, participated in a mission over Cape Gloucester and was photographed over the target. On January 25, 1944 flown on a mission over the Admiralties piloted by Taylor and February 3 over Dagua piloted by Anderson.
In total, this B-25 flew at least 60+ combat missions, and at least one fat cat mission to Australia. Prior to May 1944, painted with the "Bat Outta Hell" nose marking and operated from Nadzab Airfield.
After Daniel completed his tour of duty in July 1944, this B-25 was assigned to 1st Lt. John B. Boyd and continued to fly combat missions.
Finally, on December 2, 1944 declared war weary and transferred to a service squadron. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped.
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