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Justin Taylan 2004

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

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force.

Mission History
Crashed onto Cape Moem east of Wewak.

Wreckage
The wreckage of this B-25 was scrapped post war. As of 2004, a pair of Wright R-2600 radial engines are located in near the housing for the PNG Defense Force (PNGDF) at Moem Barracks on Cape Moem.  Likely, these engines are associated with B-25D "Miss Ellen" 41-30185 crashed March 19, 1944.

Justin Taylan adds:
"I visited this site in 2004 with John Douglas and Charlie Wintawa. A pair of engines were in the PNG Defense Force (PNGDF) housing area at Moem Barracks. No other wreckage was in the vicinity. According to locals, the rest of the plane was scrapped."

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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