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via Claringbould 1979

Aircraft History
Built by North American.

Wartime History
This B-25 was likely dumped into the ocean.

Upside down on a sandy bottom, with landing gear extended and bomb bay doors open.

Rod Pearce adds:
"At this particular time I do not know of any upside down B-25 in PNG waters, but aircraft are like girls names, they keep appearing:

1. Indonesia. Cannot think of the name but a big base near Manokwari or off a island just near there. Years ago (late 1970's) a yacht came through Indonesia and called into Lae and showed me some pictures of a B-25 in shallow water. These people had the film developed in Lae and they told me about this plane. It looked liked it was in about 10 meters water or shallower very clear. One photo was taken from the top of the mast and the other picts were taken above water. They told me it was a B-25 and I agreed it was. No underwater shots. To me it looked like it was upside down but little damage.
2. Philippines Southern no info on this one and doubt it would be still there.
3. South coast Papua near Barbaria Island [B-25C "Salvo Sadie"].

Justin Taylan adds:
"Another possibilty is that this late model B-25 was one dumped in the Marshall Islands at the end of the war, possibly even a USMC PBJ Mitchell. There is one B-25 at Roi-Namur that has unknown history, nor have I ever seen a photograph of it."

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018


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