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B-25 MITCHELL/44-28866


Being Prepped for ferry flight to her new owners in Georgia.

     
   

Serial #: 44-28866
Construction #:
  108-32141
Civil Registry:
  N5277V
  CF-OND
  N225AJ
  N744CG
  Model(s):
  B-25J Mitchell
  TB-25J Mitchell
  TB-25N Mitchell
Name: Champaign Gal
Status: Airworthy
Last Info: 2015

History:
Delivered to U.S. Army Air Force as 44-28866.
- BOC: July 27, 1944.
- SOC: 1957.
- Stored at Davis Monthan AFB, AZ, 1957-1958.
William E. Boeing/Aero Boeing, Seattle, WA, January 16, 1958-1960.
- Registered as N5277V.
Wenatchee Air Service Inc, Wenatchee, WA, July 1960-1964.
Wenairco of Canada Ltd, Vancouver, BC, 1965-1966.
- Registered as CF-OND.
- Flew as tanker #38.
Northwestern Air Lease, St. Albert, Alberta, 1970-1993.
- Flew as tanker #90.
- Operated by G&M Aircraft Ltd, St. Albert, Alberta, 1981-1993.
-- Flew as tanker #90.
BHA Leasing Inc, Carmel, ME, November 5, 1993-1995.
- Registered as N225AJ.
Peddycord Foundation for Aircraft Restoration, Asheboro, NC, 1999-2004.
- Restored to airworthy as Carolina Girl.
- First flight, October 30, 2004.
- Registered as N744CG.
Chad F. Branson, Asheboro, NC, April 5, 2004.
Branson’s Bombers Ltd, Greensboro, NC, November 18, 2004-2008.
- Flew as 4-28866/Hobbes.
Jerry Shiffer/B-25 Project Inc, Urbana, OH, circa 2008.
- Loaned to Champaign Aviation Museum, Urbana, OH, 2008.
Champaign Aviation Museum, Urbana, OH, December 23, 2008-2015.
- Flown as Champaign Gal.

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.
Federal Aviation Administration.
Photo Source(s):
Scott Lindley.
Don Martin.
Caz Caswell.
Michael D. Brooks

Research Assistance:
Scott Lindley.
Michael D. Brooks


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