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  B-25 Mitchell Serial Number ?  
USAAF
11th AF

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Daniel Hunt 2004

Aircraft History
Built by North American. Delivered to the U. S. Army, serial number unknown.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 11th Air Force.

Mission History
Crashed on Shumshu, possibly B-25J 43-36140.

Daniel Hunt adds:
"The engine numbers are 50567 & 173384 (It is not clear if the 33 is in fact an 88 therefore the number could be 178884?). But the engine serial numbers [for 43-36140] do not match serials from the wreckage. "

Wreckage
Post war, the wreckage was cut-up by the Russians, and possibly center section blown up by a satchel charge. 

Daniel Hunt adds:
:"B-25 it was recovered [in 2003] from Shumshu Island where it is thought to have force landed. The only real evidence we have is the engine numbers, any serial numbers/data plates have long gone. We can confirm that no evidence of human remains were found at the site. We plan to make a display of this in our museum. The aircraft [was] very much complete but later being cut up by the Russians and we think also having the center section blown up by a satchel charge. We believe this to have had an American crew and have been in communication with the Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office regarding this aircraft. The only real evidence we have is the engine numbers, any serial numbers/data plates have long gone. Below is what the POWMIA Office think the ID could be. We can confirm that no evidence of human remains were found at the site, this is always a major concern of ours. We would appreciate your thoughts on a possible ID on this aircraft. We plan to make a display of this in our museum.

Recovery
The wreckage was recovered by the Hunt Brothers in 2003 to England.

References
Thanks to Daniel Hunt for wreck information,
B-25 information from Major Bob Smith, Office of the Secretary of Defense

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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