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  B-25J-20/22-NC Mitchell Serial Number 44-29507  

Aircraft History
Built by North American. Constructors Number 108-32782. Delivered to the U. S. Army.

Wartime History
Stored at Davis Monthan AFB until at least August 1958.

On July 27, 1959 acquired by Fogle Aircraft Inc, Tucson, AZ and converted to a TB-25N and registered as N3698G. Next, to Aero Enterprises, Elkhart, IN from November 1959 until 1962.

Then acquired by Verco Tropical Fisheries, Columbus, OH, March 1962. The bomber was modified with a cargo hold fitted into the bomb bay in Michigan City, IN during December 1962. Next, owned by Robert R. Johnson, Fort Lauderdale, FL, February 1966 until 1968 when purchased by Austin Williams, West Palm Beach, FL.

From July 1972-1974 owned by Ernest G. Trapaga, Redondo Beach, CA. Then, sold to I.N. "Junior" Burchinall, Paris, TX, who owned the aircraft from September 1974-1979. Next, Rayez Adeline/Reyline Aviation, Kissimee, FL, Nov. 1979-1981.

During June 1981-1989 owned by Donald R. Webber/Aerial Solutions Inc, Baton Rouge, LA. Painted in the markings of "Cochise".

On June 6, 1989 acquired by the Duke Of Brabant Air Force, Netherlands and moved to Amho Corp, Wilmington, DE, December 1989-2002. Registered as N320SQ. Also registered as PH-XXV, but never taken up.

On May 25, 1990 arrived at Eindhoven, Netherlands and operated by Duke Of Brabant Air Force based at Gilze Rijen Air Base. Registered as N320SQ (reference to RAF Dutch 320 Squadron). From 1990 - 1999 painted in the markings of RAF B-25 "Lotys II" HD346 / ND-V.

During 1999, painted in the marking of ML-KNIL Netherlands East Indies Air Force (NEIAF) B-25C "Sarinah Plesiran 'Neer.?" N5-149. In 2009, registered as PH-XXV and owned by Dutch Air Force Historic Flight. Since 1990, this bomber flies regularly in European air shows and events.

References
WRG - B-25 Mitchell "Sarinah" 44-29507
Joe Baugher "B-25 Mitchell in Dutch Service"

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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