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  B-25G-5 Mitchell Serial Number 42-64848  
USAAF
5th AF
38th BG
822nd BS

Pilot  ?
Navigator  ? (WIA)

Force Landed  November 15, 1943

Aircraft History
Built by North American. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Ferried overseas via Hawaii to the Pacific.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 38th Bombardment Group, 822nd Bombardment Squadron. No known nose art or nickname.

Mission History
On November 15, 1943 took off from 7-Mile Drome (Jackson) near Port Moresby on a strike mission over Wewak, along with B-25s all four squadrons of the 345th Bombardment Group, plus two squadrons of B-25G's from the 38th Bombardment Group. An escort by P-47s was planned, but were not met at the rendezvous point at Mount Yonkie. Approximately 15 "Zeros" (actually Ki-43 Oscar fighters) were encountered at roughly 10:00am. Damaged, this B-25 crash landed near Nadzab after being attacked by Japanese fighters, navigator was injured.

References
248th Hoku Sentai "Hard Luck" Fighter Unit, Part 2 by Richard Dunn
Note: this aircraft is possibly confused with B-25G 42-65112

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

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