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  B-25J-25/27-NC Mitchell Serial Number 44-30254  
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Aircraft History
Built by North American during 1944. Constructors Number 108-33529. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) 44-30254. Delivered to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) on October 25, 1951 as 5211. Stricken on November 7, 1961.

In 1965, sold to Cascade Drilling Co, Calgary, Alberta and registered as CF-MWC. In 1970, sold to Northwestern Air Lease, Edmonton, Alberta and used as a tanker until 1978. Then to G&M Aircraft Ltd, St. Alberta, Albert during 1981 as tanker number 2 (later number 337).

In 1995, sold to Jeff Thomas / Vintage Wings / Air Station / Great Planes Air Museum of Arlington, WA and registered as N41123. On February 22, 1999, purchased by Paul Allen / Vulcan Warbirds, Inc. on May 12, 2004. Displayed at Flying Heritage Collection (FHC). Transported to Chino Airport to Aero Trader for restoration to wartime configuration and flying condition during 2001-2011.

Display
Afterwards, returned to Flying Heritage Collection (FHC). Painted in the marking of B-25J Mitchell Tail number A / 810 assigned to the 341st Bombardment Group, 490th Bombardment Squadron that operated in China Burma India (CBI).

References
USAF Serial Number Search Results - 44-30254
"30254 to RCAF as 5211 in 1951. Became CF-MWC"
FAA - B-25J 44-30254/ N41123

WarbirdResourceGroup - B-25 44-30254
Thanks to Cory Graff curator Flying Heritage Collection (FHC) for additional information

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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