B-25J-30-NC SN 44-31385 "Show Me"
B-25J-30-NC SN 44-31385 "Show Me"
photo John McCullagh

B25J-30-NC SN 44-31385 "Show Me"

History

The B-25J-30-NC SN 44-31385 now flying as "Show Me" was delivered on June 11, 1945. Her initial assignment was to Yuma Field, Arizona where she was flown. Three days later, she was flown to Williams Field, Arizona and attached to the 3010th Base Unit. In January of 1946, she was moved to Mather Field. She was used as a navigator trainer until February of 1957 when she was moved to McDill AFB, Florida. Here, she was used as both a pilot and navigator trainer until October 1958 when she was put into storage at Davis Monthan AFB, Arizona. When she was retired from active duty, she had 5525 total airframe hours. The following summary of assignments are listed on her record card:

Base Assignments

Date Location Notes
06/14/1945 Williams Field, AZ 3010 Base Unit
10/31/1945 Minther Field, CA 3008 Base Unit
01/31/1946 Mather Field, CA 2622 Base Unit
08/28/1948 Mather Field, CA 3535 Basic Training Wing
11/24/1952 Brookley AFB, AL Maintenance
02/11/1953 Mather Field, CA 3535 Basic Training Wing
07/14/1954 Norton AFB, CA Maintenance
08/16/1954 Mather Field, CA 3535 Basic Training Wing
10/17/1957 Birmingham, AL Maintenance to TB-25N
12/15/1957 Mather Field, CA 3535 Basic Training Wing
02/21/1958 McDill AFB, FL 809 Air Base Group
12/1958 Davis Monthan AFB, AZ Storage
02/1959 Davis Monthan AFB, AZ Surplus

On May 21, 1959 the aircraft was sold to Ray Karrels from Fort Washington, Wisconsin. Her civil registration was assigned as N3481G. The intended use, a corporate aircraft for his insurance firm, never materialized. She was sold in October of 1963 to Northwest Development Company of Kohler, Wisconsin. In November of 1965, she was transferred to Community Credit Corporation. They sold her to John Lowe of Riverside, Illinois. She was then purchased by Jack Rhoades of Seymour, Illinois in January of 1966. In 1969, the aircraft was damaged by a windstorm while on the ground and did not fly again until 1975. In 1982, she was purchased by the Missouri Wing of the CAF, and was renamed "Show Me" with a civil registration of N345TH. In 1987, due to damage from an accident, the nose was replaced from a derelict B-25 from the Mid-Atlantic Museum.

  • Model: B-25J-30-NC
  • Serial Number: 44-31385
  • NAA Mfg. Number: 108-37460
  • FAA Registration: N345TH
  • Mfg. Plant: Fairfax - Kansas City, Kansas
  • Completion Date: June 7, 1945
  • Delivery Date: June 11, 1945
  • Status: Flying
  • Owner: Commemorative Air Force, Missouri Wing
  • Location: Portage Des Sioux, Missouri
  • Website: https://www.cafmo.org/
  • Notable info:

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This page represents the most current information we have on this aircraft. The information below 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.