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B-25 Mitchell/43-28222

B-25 Mitchell

Serial #: 43-28222
Construction #:
  108-35235
Civilian Registration:
  N5256V
  Model(s):
  B-25J Mitchell
  TB-25J Mitchel
Name: None
Status: Display
Last Info: 2002

History:
Delivered to USAAF as 43-28222, 19??.
- Stored at Davis Monthan AFB, AZ, December 1957-1958.
Les Bowman, Los Angeles, CA, January 13, 1958-1962.
- Registered as N5256V.
- Converted to air tanker, April 1959.
-- Fitted with 1000 gallon tank.
- Operated by Paul Mantz Air Services, Santa Ana, CA, 1960.
-- Flew as tanker #81.
-- Flew to Caracus, Venezuala for fire bombing contract, March 1960.
Zack C. Monroe, Burbank, CA, February 1962-1963.
- Fitted with agricultural spray bars, June 1962.
Les Bowman, Los Angeles, CA, November 1963-1964.
Cal Nat Airways, Grass Valley, CA, November 1964-1970.
- WFU, engines stripped, Grass Valley, CA, 1968-1978.
Gary R. Larkins/Air Pirates, Auburn, CA, 1976-1978.
Ralph M. Ponte, Grass Valley, CA, May 1978-1980.
USAFM, Beale AFB, CA, August 1980-1993.
- Displayed as 328222.
USAFM, Hurlbert Field, FL, April 1995-2002.
- Restored for static display.
- Displayed initially as 28222, later as 02344.



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.
Photo Source(s):
None

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