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42-65061

B-25 Mitchell

Assigned to 417th BS, 25th BG. Lost on gunnery practice mission. A/C went out of control and crashed into sea after making pass on target drogue, possible that crew damaged controls with guns, stops may have been incorrectly set. Crashed into the ocean about thirty miles north of Borinquen Field Puerto Rico. Only one crew member baled out, suffering a broken ankle due to the low height at which he baled out. 1 x RTD, 4 x KIFA. MACR 1635.

Crew: 1Lt James D Ball, 2Lt Jefferson C Hornsby, Jr, S/Sgt Fred M Hoover RTD, T/Sgt Dale L Beatty, S/Sgt Joseph T Dwyer, S/Sgt Carl F O'Neil.

Service

Units

  • 25th Bomb Group

    25th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 25th Bombardment Group (Reconnaissance) was constituted in the days after D-Day and activated in England in August 1944 to carry out photographic and mapping missions over mainland Europe as the Allied armies pushed east. The Group were designated...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1943

Built at North American.

Crashed Off Borinquen, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico 13 January 1944

Lost on gunnery practice mission. Crashed into the ocean about thirty miles north of Borinquen Field Puerto Rico. 1 x RTD, 4 x KIFA. MACR 1635.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 September 2017 08:41:30 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description and events
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-65061&Submit6=Go
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=111978

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 1615 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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