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B-25 MITCHELL/44-86898



         

Serial #: 44-86698
Construction #:
  108-47452
Civil Registration:
  CF-NWU
  N543VT
  C-GUNO
  N325N
  Model(s):
  B-25J-30-NC Mitchell
  TB-25J Mitchell
Name: Paper Doll
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2014

History:
Delivered to USAAF, June 15, 1945.
- Built at North American's Kansas City, KA
- Put into storage at Independence, MO. and Peyote, TX.
- Removed from storage and sent to Brookley Air Depot, AL, October 1951.
- Rebuilt as TB-25J.
Delivered to RCAF as #5248
- BOC: January 15, 1952
- SOC: November 30, 1961
- Redesignated B-25 Mk. III
Hicks & Lawrence Ltd, Ostrander, Ontario, December 1961-1965.
- Registered as CF-NWU
Eldon M. Armostrong, Toronto, Ontario, May 1965.
Charles M. Armstrong, Niagara Falls, Ontario, October 1965-1967
L.H. Vance and T.M. Cooper of Addison, TX, Sep. 1967-1968
Texas United Flyers, Dallas, TX, August 1968-1969.
- Registered as N534VT.
I.N. "Junior" Burchinal, Paris, TX, 1969-1975.
- Used at Flying Tiger Air Museum and flight training school.
Daniel Jackson, Seymour, TX, September 1975-1978.
- Loaned to SST Aviation Museum in Kissimmee, FL, 1978
G&M Aircraft, Alberta, August 1982-1997.
- Registered as C-GUNO, May 1983.
- Flew as firebomber #3, later #338.
- Withdrawn from service, 1992.
- Last operational B-25 tanker.
Lyn Hunt/Steve Penning/Bill Manly/Aerocrafters, Santa Roas, CA, October 1998.
- Registered as N325N.
Steve Penning/Mitchell Mania LLC, Santa Rosa, CA, October 1998-2011.
- Restored to military configuration, fitted with 12 gun nose, 1998-2001.
- Based at Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport.
- Flew as Sunday Punch.
N325N LLC, Granite Falls, MN, May 17, 2012-2013.
- Restoration by Aero Trader, Chino CA, 2012-2013.
-- Fitted with glass nose.
- Operated by Fagen Fighters at Granite Falls, MN.
-- Flown in olive drab scheme as Paper Doll.



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
Jack Cook

Research Assistance:
Aerovintage Books

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