Take-off Time
B-25J-25-NC SN 44-30832 "Take-off Time"

B-25J-25-NC SN 44-30832 "Take-off Time"

History

The B-25J-25-NC SN 44-30832 now flying as "Take-off Time" was delivered on March 2, 1945. She was accepted excess to military needs and was sent to storage at Turner Field, Georgia. In November of 1945, she was transferred to Mines Field, California for use in an administrative role. She was moved to Keesler Field, Mississippi in January of 1946 and after only a few months, she was sent to storage again at Offut AFB, Nebraska. In January of 1950, she was assigned to Selfridge Air Force Base. While here, she was flown as a utility aircraft for the 56th Air Base Group headquarters. She was modified by Hayes in August of 1954 and converted to a TB-25N. After conversion, she was reassigned to Selfridge Air Force Base and assigned to the 1st fighter group for transport and administrative work. In December of 1957, she was flown to storage. The following summary of assignments are listed on her record card:

Base Assignments

Date Location Notes
03/04/1945 Turner Field, GA 2123 Base Unit
11/06/1945 Mines Field, GA 4208 Base Unit
01/29/1946 Kessler Field, MS 3704 Base Unit
10/13/1947 Offutt AFB, NB 131 Base Unit Storage
09/27/1948 Stout AFB, IN 2466 ART
03/17/1949 McClellan AFB, CA Maintenance
09/09/1949 Marshall AFB, KS 4406 Air Base Sqdn
01/03/1950 Selfridge AFB, MI 56 Air Base Group
09/21/1952 Selfridge AFB, MI 30 Air Division HQ
12/01/1952 Brookley AFB, AL Maintenance
03/09/1953 Willow Run Field, MI 30 Air Division HQ
05/03/1954 Selfridge AFB, MI 575 Air Division
08/21/1954 Birmingham, AL Maintenance to TB-25N
12/15/1954 Selfridge AFB, MI 1st Fighter Group
12/1957 Davis Monthan AFB, AZ Storage
04/1958 Davis Monthan AFB, AZ Surplus

On October 8, 1958, she was sold to Aviation Rental Service of St. Paul, Minnesota. Her civil registration was assigned as N3155G. She was sold in January of 1959 to May Biegert of Phoenix, Arizona. He sold her in March of 1959 to Ontario Flight Service of Ontario California. She was used for mapping and survey work. She was modified by installation of radar in her tail, additional seating and windows, a cargo floor, and an aerial mapping camera. In December of 1961, the additional equipment was removed. She was sold in December of 1962 to J. Rivituso. He sold her to JoAnne Mahr of San Clemente, California in November of 1966. She was then transferred to Pinkerton Aviation. In March of 1976, she was in Chino, California for a long term restoration with Carl Scholl. In June of 1980, she was sold to Don Davis, of Casper, Wyoming and flew as "Bronco Bustin' Bomber". She was transferred to the First National Bank of Evanston, Wyoming in February, 1987. In September of 1987, she was sold to Southwestern Aviation of Fairacres, New Mexico and was ferried back to Chino in November for restoration. In February of 1990, she was sold to Jerry Tepper and was flown as "Can Do". By November of 1992, she was purchased by Amclyde Engineered Products of St. Paul, Minnesota. She was sold in July of 1993 to AMJET Aircraft and flown as "Buck U". In August of 1995, she flew off the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Carl Vinson to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II. In 2005, she was purchased by Historic Aeroplane Works. By late 2006 she was purchased by Claire Aviation and is currently flown out of Pennsylvania.

  • Model: B-25J-25-NC
  • Serial Number: 44-30832
  • NAA Mfg. Number: 108-34107
  • FAA Registration: N3155G
  • Mfg. Plant: Fairfax - Kansas City, Kansas
  • Completion Date: March 1, 1945
  • Delivery Date: March 2, 1945
  • Status: Flying
  • Owner: Claire Aviation
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Website:
  • Notable info: In August of 1995, she flew off the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Carl Vinson to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II.

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This page represents the most current information we have on this aircraft. The information above was last updated 09/2017 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.