B-25J-5-NC SN 43-27868 "Yellow Rose"
The B-25J-5-NC SN 43-27868 now flying as "Yellow Rose" was delivered on April 26, 1944. In May of 1944 she was assigned to the 334th Bombardment Group and then to the 330th AAF Base Unit, 3rd AF, Greenville Army Air Field, South Carolina. She was used at a pilot and crew trainer and deployed to Myrtle Beach AAF, SC and Columbia AAF, SC during this period. In November of 1944 the aircraft was assigned to the 112th AAF Base Unit in Hartford AAF, CT. In December of 1945, it was flown to South Plains Field, Texas were it was placed into open storage. In July of 1947, it would be moved to Pyote, Texas. In July of 1949 she was removed from storage and assigned to the 3750th Technical Training Wing as a ground instructional airframe at Shepard AFB, Texas. In September of 1956 the aircraft underwent a Hayes modification to a TB-25N and by May of 1957 was assigned to the 3640th Pilot Training Wing at Laredo AFB. By August of 1959, she was back in storage at Davis-Monthan. The following summary of assignments are listed on her record card:
|05/12/1944||Greenville, SC||330 Base Unit|
|06/19/1944||Myrtle Beach, SC||351 Base Unit|
|08/24/1944||Greenville, SC||330 Base Unit|
|10/19/1944||Columbia AFB, SC||329 Base Unit|
|11/06/1944||Hartford, CT||112 Base Unit|
|01/21/1945||South Plains Fld, TX||4168 Base Unit, Storage|
|07/28/1947||Pyote, TX||4141 Base Unit, Storage|
|07/07/1949||Sheppard AFB, TX||3750 Training Wing|
|09/07/1956||Birmingham, AL||Conversion to TB-25N|
|12/15/1956||Edwards AFB, CA||3585 Flight Test Wing|
|05/05/1957||Lorado AFB, TX||3640 Pilot Training Wing|
Released by the military in December 11, 1959, she was sold to Fogle Aircraft Company of Tucson Arizona. She was again sold in February 1960 to Dothan Aviation Corp. of Dothan Alabama. A civil registration of N9077Z was issued in March of 1960. She was modified for agricultural spraying and dusting in January 1962. By October of 1975, she was sold to John Stokes of San Marcos Texas. In September of 1977 was sold again to Charles Skipper, Charles Becker, and Jack Jones. She was bought by the Confederate Air Force in July of 1979 and her registration was changed to the current N25YR.
- Model: B-25J-5-NC
- Serial Number: 43-27868
- NAA Mfg. Number: 108-34881
- FAA Registration: N25YR
- Mfg. Plant: Fairfax - Kansas City, Kansas
- Completion Date: April 26, 1944
- Delivery Date: April 26, 1944
- Status: Flying
- Owner: Commemorative Air Force, Central Texas Wing
- Location: San Marcos, Texas
- Website: http://centraltexaswing.org/
- Notable info: The oldest B-25J currently flying.
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.