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.
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.
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
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)
Are you a relative or associated with any person mentioned?
Do you have photos or additional information to add?
January 31, 2018