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  B-25H-5 Mitchell Serial Number 43-4450  
USAAF
5th AF

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Richard Leahy 1980
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Justin Taylan 2000
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Justin Taylan 2003

Aircraft History
On the side of the right side of the nose is "Jim~Lynn". It is unclear if this is the nickname or a crew member's name. Abandoned in the Dobodura area.

Wreckage
Abandoned in the Kunai grass near Horanda "Y", until the 1970's. Recovered, and taken to Girua Airfield, near Popondetta for display by the Oro Province Works Department, for display as a war memorial at the airport.

The greenhouse nose section of B-25D "Bar Fly" 42-30593 was attached in front of the cockpit of this bomber, to make a complete aircraft. Two P-47 Thunderbolt engines, also recovered from the Girua area are displayed in front of the Mitchell. For display purposes, the left landing gear (from a B-24) is bolted onto left wing to make an externally complete aircraft.

References
PNG Museum Aircraft Status Card - B-25 43-4450

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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