B-25C-NA SN 41-12924
B-25C-NA SN 41-12924

B-25C-NA SN 41-12924


The B-25C-NA SN 41-12924 was delivered to the military on June 24, 1942. She was transferred to the modification center in Kansas City for unknown modifications. She was assigned to the 18th Squadron of the Netherland East Indies Air Force. On March 30, 1943, she was attacked returning from a mission. One engine was disabled and the pilot was unable to return to the base. She crash landed at Point Jahleel, Melville Island. The following summary of assignments are listed on her record card:

Base Assignments

Date Location Notes
06/24/1942 Kansas City, MO Modifications
9/13/42 Westover Administrative duties
10/26/42 Kansas City, KS North American Aviation
12/19/42 Tulsa, OK Modifications
12/31/42 Mobile, AL Assigned to NEIA
02/14/42 Departed USA 18 Squadron NEIA

The majority of this B-25 (nose, fuselage, wings, etc.) currently sits in storage at Darwin's Aviation Museum in Winnellie Northern Territory, Australia. Note: There is some question about the SN of this B-25. Most sources list the SN of N5-133 as B-25C-NA 41-12924. Other sources list B-25D-NC 41-29713 as N5-133. We have been unable to confirm the actual SN with the data plate, but we can confirm she is indeed N5-133 based on wreck location and visible markings. There are some known discrepancies with the serial numbers of several NEIA B-25s that arrived at approximately the same time. The best information available supports this serial number.

  • Model: B-25C-NA
  • Serial Number: 41-12924
  • NAA Mfg. Number: 82-5559
  • FAA Registration: Never registered
  • Mfg. Plant: Inglewood, California
  • Completion Date: June 10, 1942
  • Delivery Date: June 24, 1942
  • Status: Stored Partial
  • Owner: Darwin's Aviation Museum
  • Location: Winnellie Northern Territory, Australia
  • Website: http://www.darwinsairwar.com.au/
  • Notable info:


This page represents the most current information we have on this aircraft. The information above was last updated 05/2018 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.