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:
|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
|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|
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.