Dam Buster 810
B-25J-25-NC SN 44-30254 "Dam Buster 810"

B-25J-25-NC SN 44-30254 "Dam Buster 810"


The B-25J-25-NC SN 44-30254 now flying as "Dam Buster 810" was delivered on December 30, 1944. Accepted as surplus to military needs, she was initially stored at Mobile, Alabama until moved to storage at South Plans, Texas. She was moved to Robins Field, Georgia in December of 1947. She remained in storage until June of 1951, when she was modified by Hughes to a TB-25K. She was one of 117 B-25s that were modified to carry a Hughes E1 fire control radar used for training. The following summary of assignments are listed on her record card:

Base Assignments

Date Location Notes
12/30/1944 Mobile AAF, AL Storage
03/30/1945 South Plains AAF, TX 4168 Base Unit storage
07/07/1947 Robins AFB, GA 4117 Base Unit storage
05/04/1951 Brookley AFB, AL Maintenance
06/20/1951 Culver City, CA Maintenance to TB-25K

In November of 1951, she was transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force as part of a joint program to supply TB-25Ks for training radar crews. She was assigned serial RCAF 5211. Most of her 10 years with the RCAF were spent with the No. 2 Air Observer School. This was the major training unit for RCAF radar intercept crews. She was removed from the RCAF inventory in November of 1961.

RCAF Base Assignments

Date Location Notes
10/23/1951 To Canada MAP 0009
10/25/1951 North Bay, Ontario RCAF 5211 Air Defense Cmd
02/02/1953 Edmonton, Alberta 10 TSU (NWI)
02/26/1953 North Bay, Ontario ADC
08/17/1954 McDonald Brothers 10 TSU (MBA)
02/29/1955 Winnipeg, Manitoba 2 Air Observer School
08/12/1957 Winnipeg, Manitoba 2 AOS BAW
12/09/1960 Calgary, Alberta Storage
11/07/1961 Calgary, Alberta Surplus

Then, she was sold to the Cascade Drilling Company from Calgary, Alberta and her registration was assigned as CF-MWC. Although not registered in the United States, she was operated under a long term lease. In 1966, she was registered to Northwest Air Lease of Alberta and continued in use as a tanker. She was again sold in 1981 to G and M Aircraft from St. Albert, Alberta. Here she was operated as Tanker #2 and Tanker #337. Vintage Wings from Anchorage, Alaska purchased the aircraft in June of 1995. She was flown to Arlington, Washington for her planned restoration. Her registration was changed to it's current N41123. In 1999, she was sold to the Flying Heritage Collection and has been restored to her wartime configuration.

  • Model: B-25J-25-NC
  • Serial Number: 44-30254
  • NAA Mfg. Number: 108-33529
  • FAA Registration: N41123
  • Mfg. Plant: Fairfax - Kansas City, Kansas
  • Completion Date: December 28, 1944
  • Delivery Date: December 30, 1944
  • Status: Flying
  • Owner: Flying Heritage Collection
  • Location: Everett, Washington
  • Website: http://www.flyingheritage.com/
  • Notable info: She was one of 117 B-25s that was modified to carry a Hughes E1 fire control radar used for training.


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.