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B-25 MITCHELL/44-30363



Serial #: 44-30363
Construction #:
  108-33638
Civil Registration:
  None
  Model(s):
  B-25J Mitchell
  TB-25J Mitchell
  TB-25L Mitchell
  TB-25M Mitchell
  ETB-25M Mitchell
  JTB-25M Mitchell
Name: Desert Bloom
Status: Display
Last Info: 2015

History:
Manufactured by North American Aviation, Kansas City, KS.
Delivered to U.S. Army Air Force as 44-30363.
- BOC: January 17, 1945.
- SOC: November 9, 1959.
- Allocated to Mobile Air Technical Service Center, Brookley AAF, AL, January 1945.
- Transferred o 4138th AAF Base Unit, Laurel AAF, MS, April 1945.
-- Stored.
- Transferred to 4168th AAF Base Unit (AMC), South Plains AAF, TX, February 1946.
-- Stored.
- Transferred to 4141st AF Base Unit (AMC), Pyote AFB, TX, August 1947.
-- Stored.
- Transferred to 2753rd Aircraft Storage Squadron (AMC), Pyote AFB, TX, September 1951.
- Transferred to Birmingham Modification Center, AL, October 1951.
-- Converted to TB-25J.
- Converted to TB-25L, May 1953.
- To Hughes Aircraft, Culver City, CA, June 1953
-- Converted to TB-25M.
- Transferred to 3566th Basic Training Wing, James Connolly AFB, TX, June 1954.
- Transferred to Wright Air Development Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, April 1955.
-- Converted to ETB-25M.
-- Deployed to McConnell AFB, KS.
-- Converted to JTB-25M, March 1956.
- Dropped from inventory by transfer to the Strategic Air & Space Museum, November 9, 1959.
United States Air ForceM, Offutt AFB, NE, November 9, 1959-1998.
Strategic Air and Space Museum, Offutt AFB, NE, May 1998-2015.
- Displayed as 0-43363/Desert Bloom.

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.
Strategic Air and Space Museum
Photo Source(s):
Glenn Chatfield

Research Assistance:
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