B-25H-5-NA SN 43-4513
B-25H-5-NA SN 43-4513
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B-25H-5-NA SN 43-4513


The B-25H-5-NA SN 43-4513 was delivered on January 27, 1944. She was initially sent to the Kansas City modification center for modifications. By February 23rd, she was at Hunter Field to be modified further. She was then assigned to the Air Transport Command for use as a replacement. She was Assigned to the 42nd Bombardment Group, 100th Bombardment Squadron at Stirling Airfield and made her way overseas by the end of March. On September 3, 1944 she was damaged by small arms fire during a routine mission. She lost one engine and the other overheated. The B-25 suffered a nose gear failure as the pilot made an emergency landing at Talasea Airfield. She was pushed off the runway and usable parts were salvaged. She remains there, as she was, basically an unrecovered wreck. Although not technically on display, she is quite accessible and often visited. The following summary of assignments are listed on her record card:

Base Assignments

Date Location Notes
02/02/1944 Kansas City, KS Modifications
02/23/1944 Hunter Field, GA Modifications
03/16/1944 SW Pacific Code "EPIC" 13AF
04/01/1944 SW Pacific 42BG 100BS
09/18/1944 Talasea Field, PNG Condemned for salvage
  • Model: B-25H-5-NA
  • Serial Number: 43-4513
  • NAA Mfg. Number: 98-21514
  • FAA Registration: Never registered
  • Mfg. Plant: Inglewood, California
  • Completion Date: January 21, 1944
  • Delivery Date: January 27, 1944
  • Status: Static
  • Owner: Papua New Guinea National War Museum
  • Location: Talasea, Papua New Guinea
  • Website: http://www.museumpng.gov.pg/
  • Notable info:


This page represents the most current information we have on this aircraft. The information above was last updated 07/2018 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.