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  B-25D-25 "Mitch The Witch" Serial Number 42-87293  
5th AF
71st TRG
17th TRS

Former Assignments
38th BG

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Rogers c1944

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

Wartime History
Assigned to the 38th Bombardment Group. Later, transferred to the 17th Tactical Recon Group, 71st Tactical Recon Squadron. Nicknamed "Mitch The Witch" and assigned to pilot Captain Bertram"Bert" Sil.

Wartime History
On February 25, 1944, this B-25 piloted by Captain Bert Still shot down a Ki-21 Sally between Kavieng and Rabaul, and recorded the shoot down in a series of photographs that have been highly reproduced.

This B-25 flew 190+ missions in the Pacific. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped at the end of the war.

Combat Recon, page 56-57, 85, 101

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018


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