Aircraft Photo of HB-RDE / 458811 | North American B-25J Mitchell | USA - Air Force | AirHistory.net #30106
Aircraft
Registration / SerialHB-RDE
Alternate Serial458811
Military CodeSB
Aircraft Original TypeNorth American B-25 Mitchell
Aircraft Generic TypeNorth American B-25 Mitchell
Aircraft VersionNorth American B-25J Mitchell
C/n (msn)108-47662
Operator PaintedUSA - Air Force
Aircraft NameRussell's Raiders
Location
City / AirportLa Ferté-AlaisMap
CountryFrance
Airport CodesICAO: LFFQ   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
 
Photo Date13 March 2009
Photo byAad van der Voet
Photo ID: 30106
Photo Comment

Delivered in August 1945 as TB-25J 45-8811, this aircraft became N9621C in 1958. As such it went through many owners, initially as a sprayer and later as a warbird, until coming to France in 1992 as F‑AZID. In January 2005 this Mitchell became HB-RDE and it is seen here shortly before returning to France as F-AZZU in June 2009. Unfortunately it suffered a major accident on 31 May 2011, when an engine fire forced it to make a wheels-up landing in a field near Villaroche, Melun, France. The B-25 sustained severe damage to the rear fuselage, left wing, and both engines, and its current status is unclear. Apologies for the obtrusive fences in the photo.

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