Aircraft Photo of 43-4899 / 4899 | North American TB-25H Mitchell | USA - Air Force | AirHistory.net #460267
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:43-4899
Alternate Serial:4899
Aircraft Original Type:North American B-25 Mitchell
Aircraft Generic Type:North American B-25 Mitchell
Aircraft Version:North American TB-25H Mitchell
C/n (msn):98-21900
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:Kalamazoo / Battle Creek - InternationalMap
Region / Country:Michigan, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KAZO   IATA: AZO   Local: AZO   Other: -
Collection:Air Zoo Museum
 
Photo Date:24 September 2007
Photo by:Glenn Chatfield
Photo ID: 460267
Photo Comment

18 May '44: TOS USAAF with s/n 43-4899. 7/44: 42nd BG in the Philippines; assigned to replacement pool; never saw combat. 11/44: Returned to USA. Ca.12/44: Converted to TB-25H. 2/46: SOC. 1946 to 1953: 6 different owners as N37L. 1953: Modified as an executive aircraft and fitted with wingtip tanks. 1/56: Added air stair door and equipped with JATO. 5 more owners until 1970. 4 Dec '70: Inflight fire during a drug run, damaged in forced landing at Simons Island. Glynn County, GA, Sheriff seized the plane; kept it for over six years until it was sold. 2/80: Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum. Restored for static display '88-'90.

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