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Notice the conditions that the ground crew had to work with. An engine change out of doors in the dust and heat. No fancy hydraulic tools. Just hard work. Here are three pictures of SKYLARKIN undergoing repairs.

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I have a buddy whose Uncle flew 25s with the 312th BG in the MTO. It's a bit of a forgotten air war over there. Thanks for sharing the photos Steve :)

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Those are all fantastic photos!

 

Really enjoy seeing new photos surface.

 

The B-25 is truly a great aircraft, I have been fortunate enough to have been flying them since 2002.

It is the most pleasant flying, enjoyable and reliable airplane I have ever flown (not knocking the B17 in the least...apples/oranges).

 

Here are a few pics from the years. As can be imagined, I have probably thousands of photos, but here are a couple.

 

First the most recent, a beautiful 25 at the Fighter Factory in Virginia Beach, VA..."Wild Cargo"

The airplane is in position for the 2014 air show, looking more like she is on a Pacific island in 1944.

Second, pic from left seat en route back from a show in late 2012 over central Virginia. Note how close the prop tip gets to the fuselage

 

Best, John

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Two more from a few years back.

 

First, over Lake Tahoe, CA. I am flying Executive Sweet with Heavenly Body in the lead.

Pic taken from the B17 Liberty Belle.

 

Second, pic of us en route to Nellis for the annual air show, pic taken from Heavenly Body.

 

We had many great years in Executive Sweet as show partners with Heavenly Body.

 

John

 

 

 

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This is one my grandfather took in India most likely during 44-45. A nice pic of a well worn Leroy's Joy, B-25H undergoing maintenance. Have more that I'll try to post later.

 

- Tim

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A few B-25 shots out of my collection. First off is a 12th BG B-25D, somewhere in the MTO.

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Another 'J' model is from the 319th BG when they flew the B-25 for a short while in late 1944.

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A couple of B-25's from the 345th Air Apaches. First is an early D-5 model before conversion to the strafer nose, from the 499th. post-527-0-23835300-1421692627.jpg

Second is a J-11 strafer nosed bird from the 498th on Ie Shima in August of 1945.

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Last two for now, both early B-25B/C's of the 321st BG somewhere in North Africa in 1943. The second shows both the waist gun and tail gun modifications made to the early B-25's and also shows the effect of a German '88' hit on the aircraft-one tough bird!!

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PBJ-1D (B-25D) from VMB 413 receives a fatal hit on the port engine while on a bombing mission over Tobera Airfield near Rabaul May 5, 1944. It crashed shortly afterwards killing all seven occupants. The co-pilot was Lt. Ralph M. Jones of Griffin, Ga.

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Great thread Steve, thanks for getting it started. I have a few B-25 pics too, might have more but will have to check later when I have more time. I believe that these first two were likely early 1950's as the photos that came with them were of T-33 and F-86 and other aircraft too.

 

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In this photo, I think the one on the right was also 1950's, I am pretty sure the one on the left is WW2 era. I have no idea what unit the large spade emblem represents. I think it may have been a PTO unit but I am not sure.

 

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And a close up of the aircraft in the prior photo. It is captioned on the back but not with enoguh info to tell anything other than they took the aircraft to go see someone. I suspect the ladies, likely nurses, went along for fun. I love the noseart on it, and the bottles for mission emblems! Colonel True is mentioned in the caption on the back. Looks like it was his aircraft actually.

 

Thanks for looking!

 

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Great additions. Old Schenley was a B-25D assigned to the 501st BS, 345th Air Apaches, 5th AF. The pilot shown with the two women is Col. Clinton True who was CO of the 345th. Also an FYI- the plane on the left in post #44 is an A-20 Havoc, not a B-25.

Mark

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Thanks Mark!

 

After I posted that one and saw it in larger size I saw that it might have been an A20. It was scanned with the B25 tho, one image, so I guess it has to stay :)

 

Thanks for the info on Col. True and the unit too! Must have been an early, pre-gun nose model then?

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Evening,

 

Here's a couple more B-25H model pictures to share. All taken in India I believe, 12th BG. I guess Grandpa was more interested in the nose art than the rest of the aircraft, but I can't blame him. I can't say definitively, but I think "Goin My Way" may have a little battle damage on the right side.

 

- Tim

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