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B-25 MITCHELL/43-3318



     

Serial #: 43-3318
Construction #:
  100-20644
Civil Registration:
  CF-OGQ
  N88972
  G-BYDR
  N25644
  N88972
  Model(s):
  B-25D Mitchell
  Mitchell Mk. II
Name: Grumpy
Status: Airworthy
Last Info: 2015

History:
Ordered by RAF as KL161 but diverted to RCAF.
Delivered to RCAF as KL161.
- BOC: January 19, 1945.
- SOC: February 12, 1962.
Joe E. Goldney, Vancouver, BC, February 1962.
- Acquired from Crown assets disposal, February 1962.
- Ferry permit granted for flight from Claresholm AB to Vancouver, February 1962.
- Registered as CF-OGQ.
Sports Air Inc, Seattle, WA, March 1966.
- Registered as N88972.
North Star Aviation Corp, Fairbanks, AK, 1969.
- River sanding/fire retardant tank installed, August 1967.
Colco Aviation, Fairbanks, AK, April 1969-1972.
- Retired firebomber.
- Stored at Fairbanks, AK, 1977-1981.
Noel Merrill Wien, Anchorage, AK/Kent, WA, May 1980-1987.
Robert J. Pond, Plymounth, MN, October 1987-1995.
- Operated by The Fighter Collection.
The Fighter Collection, Duxford, UK, November 7, 1987-2002.
- Flew as KL161/VO/Grumpy.
- Registered as G-BYDR, March 22, 1999.
Paul G. Allen/Vulcan Warbirds Inc, Seattle, WA, circa 2002-2004.
- Registered as N25644.
Vulcan Warbirds Inc, Seattle, WA, April 20, 2004-2008.
- Ferried from Duxford, Uk to North Weald, July 14, 2004.
- Stored at Aces High Hanger, North Weald, 2004-2008.
- Delivered top Duxford and prepared for ferry to U.S., June 9, 2008.
Kilo-6 Collection, Paine Field, WA, circa 2008.
Vulcan Warbirds Inc, Seattle, WA, December 2008
John T. Sessions/Historic Flight Foundation, Seattle, WA, March 20, 2009-2015.
- Registered as N88972.
- Ferried from Duxford to Pain Field, WA August 29, 2009-November 1, 2009.
-- Delayed at Abbottsford, British Columbia.
- Flown as KL161/Grumpy.

Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-6th Edition, 2013.
The Fighter Collection, www.fighter-collection.com
Photo Source(s):
Dave Stewart
Caz Caswell.
Michael Baldock.

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