Tondelayo
B-25J-15-NC SN 44-28932 "Tondelayo"

B-25J-15-NC SN 44-28932 "Tondelayo"

History

The B-25J-15-NC SN 44-28932 now flying as "Tondelayo" was delivered on August 3, 1944. Her initial assignment was to Moody Field as an advance multi-engine trainer. In March of 1945, she was transferred to Napier Field, Alabama for proficiency and administrated use. By January of 1946, she was assigned to the technical training command at Chanute AFB. In April of 1948, she was assigned to pilot training in Barksdale AFB, Louisiana. In June of 1950 she was assigned to Reese Air Force Base in Texas. In May of 1952, she was reassigned to Pinecastle Air Force Base. She was redesignated as a TB-25N after a Hayes modification in 1956. She was assigned to Homestead Air Force Base until December 1958 when she was flown to storage. The following summary of assignments are listed on her record card:

Base Assignments

Date Location Notes
08/04/1944 Moody Field, GA 2144 Base Unit
03/22/1945 Napier, AL 2116 Base Unit
01/22/1946 Chanute Field, IL 3502 Base Unit
04/18/1948 Barksdale AFB, LA 2621 Base Unit
05/29/1948 Maxwell Field, AL 502 Air University Wing
07/20/1948 Barksdale AFB, LA 2621 Base Unit
03/09/1949 Reese AFB, TX 3500 Pilot Training Wing
12/13/1951 Bryan Field, TX 3530 Training Wing
02/11/1952 Brookley Field, AL Maintenance
05/21/1952 Pinecastle AFB, FL 3540 Training Wing
01/04/1953 Pinecastle AFB, FL 4240 Fighter Training Wing
05/27/1954 Pinecastle AFB, FL 321 Air Base Group
07/18/1954 Pinecastle AFB, FL 813 Air Base Group
12/20/1954 Birmingham, AL Maintenance to TB-25N
04/30/1955 Pinecastle AFB, FL 813 Air Base Group
08/15/1958 Homestead AFB, FL 823 Air Base Group
12/1958 Davis Monthan AFB, AZ Storage
01/1959 Davis Monthan AFB, AZ Surplus

She was sold to Earl Dodge from Anchorage, Alaska on June 12, 1959. A civil registration of N3476G was issued in December of 1959. A 1000 gallon borate tank was installed in May of 1962 and she was operated as Tanker #6. In September of 1965, she was sold to Robert Schlaefli of Port Orchard, Washington. In April of 1985, she was sold to Collings Children's Trust and restored by Tom Reilly. She was flown at that time as "Hoosier Honey". On June 10, 1987, she crashed at Minute Man Field in Stowe, Massachusetts and was rebuilt. In 2002, her name was changed to "Tondelayo".

  • Model: B-25J-15-NC
  • Serial Number: 44-28932
  • NAA Mfg. Number: 108-32207
  • FAA Registration: N3476G
  • Mfg. Plant: Fairfax - Kansas City, Kansas
  • Completion Date: August 1, 1944
  • Delivery Date: August 3, 1944
  • Status: Flying
  • Owner: Collings Foundation
  • Location: Fairfield, California
  • Website: http://www.collingsfoundation.org/
  • Notable info:

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This page represents the most current information we have on this aircraft. The information above was last updated 08/2017 with information provided by Bob Haney. Our goal is to have the most current and correct information possible. If you have any information about this aircraft not listed here or see anything posted in error, please contact the B-25 History Project so we may update our records.