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Mitchell N5-140

Aircraft Model:North American B-25D Mitchell
Manufacturer:North American Aviation
Identities:41-29723; N5-140
Units:No. 18 Squadron, NEIAF

Timeline

21 September 1942Unserviceable with No. 18 Squadron, NEIAF.
5 October 1942Serviceable with No. 18 Squadron, NEIAF.
23 December 1942Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for modifications.
1 January 1943Issued to No. 18 Squadron, NEIAF.
5 April 1943Aircraft crashed off Nightcliff, NT, during flight to target.
1st Pilot: Sgt/Maj G. TIJMONS, NEIAF
2nd Pilot: Sgt K. VAN BREMEN, NEIAF
Navigator: F/Sgt RONALD JAMES HILL, RAAF 407768 (Killed)
Wireless Operator: Sgt/Maj F.J.M. VAN WYLICK, NEIAF
Air Gunner: Sgt GEORGE BRYANTON WELLER, RAAF 406968 (Killed)
10 April 1943Received by No. 1 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, for repair.
25 January 1944Aircraft deemed a total loss.

Photos

Heavily censored photo of B-25 Mitchells from No. 18 Squadron, NEIAF, including N5-140 / 41-29723 (centre)

References

Baugher, J. 2017 1941 USAAF Serial Numbers (41-24340 to 41-30847). Joe Baugher's Home Page. Retrieved 14 November 2017 from <http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1941_4.html>.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1944, Aircraft Status cards - Mitchell N5-122 to N5-199 (with gaps), A10297, BLOCK 346.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, RAAF Unit History sheets (Form A50) [Operations Record Book - Forms A50 and A51] Number 18 NEI [Netherlands East Indies] Squadron, A9186, 40.

Record updated on 19 November 2017.


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