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B-25 MITCHELL/44-28834

B-25 Mitchell

Serial #: 44-28834
Construction #:
  108-32109
Civil Registration:
  N9865C
  Model(s):
  B-25J Mitchell
  TB-25N Mitchell
Name: Love Machine & Flo
Status: Display
Last Info: 2015

History:
Delivered to USAAF as 44-28834, 19??.
- Stored at Davis Monthan AFB, AZ, December 1957-1958.
Aero Spray Inc, Vancouver, WA, October 1, 1958-1960.
- Registered as N9865C.
- Converted to fire tanker, May 1960.
Western Air Industries, Redding, CA, October 1960-1963.
- Flew as tanker #30.
Clayton V. Curtis, Boise, ID, February 1963.
E.D. Weiner, Los Angeles, CA, March 1863.
- Flew as tanker #30.
Aero Enterprises, La Porte, IN, July 1963.
- Retardant tank removed, July 1963.
Hollywood Air Inc, Miami, FL, August 1963-1966.
Miami Aviation Corp, Opa Locka, FL, April 1966.
Robert L. Douglas, Miami, FL, July 1966-1968.
Peter Coward, Opa Locka, FL, October 1968-1972.
Dan Peterson & Thomas Morgan, Opa Locka, FL, October 1971--1972.
Ralph P. Roeske, Opa Locka, FL, James W. Hazlitt, Galveston, TX, March 1973-1979.
- Flew as USAAF/428834.
Carl Scholl/Historical Aircraft Preservation Group, Borrego Springs, CA, January 1979-1986.
Gerald S. Beck, Wahpeton, ND, July 1985-1988.
- Delivered from storage in Galveston, 1985.
USAFM, Grand Forks AFB, ND, 1989-2015.
- Displayed as 327899/Love Machine & Flo.

Note: Some sources identify this aircraft as 43-27596.

B-25 Mitchell

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.
Photo Source(s):
Olsen, Ron - Ron's Archive
Steve Tournay, 1995.

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