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B-25 MITCHELL/44-30988



             
Serial #: 44-30988
Construction #:
  108-34263
Civilian Registration:
  NL5865V
  N5865V
  N65TI
  Model(s):
  B-25J Mitchell
  PBJ-1J
Name: Pride Of The Yanks
Status: Restoration
Last Info: 2013

History:
Delivered to U.S. Navy As Bu.35857, March 20, 1945.
War Assets Administration, February 28, 1947.
- For disposal.
St. Louis Flying Services, St. Louis-Krats, MO, July 1, 1947.
- Registered as NL5865V.
Continental Airlines, Houston, TX, January 1948-1950.
- Registered as N5865V.
- Reported crew trainer from DC-3 to CV240.
Oilfield Aviation Corp, Houston, TX, April 1950-1960.
- Converted to executive transport.
-- Fitted with airstair.
Atlantic Aviation Corp, Wilmington, DE, April 1960.
Silvio J. Adano, South Merrimack, NH, April 1961.
Graubart Aviation, Valparaiso, IN, August 1961.
Aero Enterprises, Elkhart, IN, May 1962.
Robert Gure, Chicago, IL, August 1962-1963.
- Registered as N5865V.
Air Services, Addison, TX, July 1963-1966.
- Registration N65TI reserved but not taken up.
- Reregistered as N5865V.
- Fitted with avionics, Doppler navigation & radar.
- Used in flight testing for Texas Instruments Co.
Aero Industries, Addison, TX, 1966-1969.
Robert A. Mathews, Jacksonville, NC, January 1971-1972.
Reported derelict at Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1972-1979.
Tom Reilly, Orlando, FL, 1978.
Craig Tims, Conifer, CO & Roanoke, TX, 1981-1985.
- Restored, Kissimee, FL.
- First flight November 1982.
- Registered August 1983.
- Flew as Big Ole Brew'n Little Ole You.
CAF Southern California Wing, Harlingen, TX, June 1988-2013.
- Under restoration, Camarillo, CA.
- To fly as Pride Of The Yanks.

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):
Chuck Gardner
Steve Tournay
Dusty Carter via Norman Malayney
Caz Caswell.
Zane Adams
Research Assistance:
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