Remarks: This Aircraft a 'D' version has been configured to appear as a 'B', also displaying ficticious reg. #40-2344 is part of a life size diorama depicting the flight deck of the USS Hornet in preparation for the attack on Tokyo by the "Doolittle Raiders" on 04/18/1942. Gen. Jimmy Doolittle can be seen standing on the flight deck in conversation with a Naval Officer from the "Hornet". A/C has been restored, preserved and displayed at the National Museum of the USAF.
Remarks: Former U.S. Air Force as 44-29145 Stored at Bosque de Aragón as 58,Davis Monthan AFB, AZ, Dec. 1957-1958,Aviation Rental Service, St. Paul, MN, Oct. 6, 1958-1961,Registered as N9877C,Max Biegert. Phoenix, AZ, Sept. 1961,Crowl Dusters, Phoenix, AZ, Oct. 1961-1963,Clifford R. Crowl, Glendale, AZ, Dec. 1963-1965,Allied Aircraft Sales, Phoenix, AZ, Sept. 1965
Remarks: After USAF service ended in 1957, 43-28222 was registered as N5256V and operated as one of the first B-25 air tankers by Paul Mantz. N5256V served as a tanker into the early 1960s and then went derelict at Grass Valley, California. It was rescued and restored for first at Beale AFB, CA, and then Hurlbert Field Was part of the Beale AFB Museum.
Scanned from a K64 slide
Remarks: This is the authentic cockpit of a B25 Mitchell last used by the MLD (Royal Dutch Navy). Before that it flew at the Dutch squadron 322 of the RAF and before that at the USAAF. It was used during WOII. The c/n is 100-20754.