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  PBJ-1D Mitchell Bureau Number 35075  
Pool Service Sqn 61

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Brian Bennett 2003

Aircraft History
Built by North American. Assigned to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as B-25D-20 Mitchell serial number 41-30784. Assigned to the United States Navy (USN) as PBJ-1D Mitchell bureau number 35075.

Wartime History
Delivered to the U. S. Marine Corps (USMC) to squadron VMB-433. No known nickname or nose art. This aircraft operated in the South Pacific. During 1944 or 1945, assigned to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) to Pool Service Squadron 61.

Mission History
During 1944 or 1945, while returning from a mission, this PBJ Mitchell suffered falling oil pressure and made an emergency landing at Jacquinot Bay Airfield and afterwards was written off. Officially, this aircraft was stricken off charge on July 31, 1945.

Abandoned upside down at the airfield. Later, the wreckage of a RAAF Wirraway was dumped on top of it, and later caught fire and burnt its rear fuselage.

USAF Serial Number Search Results - B-25D-20 Mitchell 41-30784
Navy Serial Number Search Results - PBJ-1D Mitchell 35075
"35075 SOC Jul 31, 1945"
Pacific Aircraft Wrecks page 51 (upper left)

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018


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