B-25J-25-NC SN 44-30324
B-25J-25-NC SN 44-30324

B-25J-25-NC SN 44-30324


B-25J-25-NC 44-30324 was delivered on January 10, 1945. On January 1, 1945, she was test flown by North American test pilot Eddie Fisher for 60 minutes. On January 2, 1944, North American test pilot Ron Kendall flew her for 65 minutes and noted issues with the left engine. After repairs, she was sent to Hunter Field, Georgia and modified for assignment overseas, arriving at the 3rd Army Air Force Service Command Pool in Italy February 21, 1945. She remained attached to this unit until assigned to the 340th Bomb Group in May 1945 just as the war in Europe ended. In July 1945 she was returned to the United States with a crew from the 340th Bomb Group, 488th Bomb Squadron. After she returned, she was assigned to Eglin Field, Florida for storage. She was eventually recalled from base storage and spent the next four years at Eglin Field in an administrative role. While at Eglin she was used by staff and maintenance service units in support of the base testing program. Proficiency and administrative duties were the main chores while with the Proving Grounds Command. She was assigned to Vance AFB, Oklahoma in June l949. During its conversion to a TB-25N in 1954 it had a solid nose replace the original glass nose. She remained at Vance for pilot training until phased out of active duty in 1957 with over thirteen years of service. She was flown to Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona where she was stored until sold as surplus. The following summary of assignments are listed on her record card:

Base Assignments

Date Location Notes
01/10/1945 Hunter Field, GA Modification
01/31/1945 Departed U.S. Code DUKO 57 BW, Italy
02/18/1945 Assigned 3rd AAFSCMTO pool
07/29/1945 Returned to U.S.
07/30/1945 Eglin AAF, FL Storage
12/12/1945 Eglin AAF, FL 610 Base Unit
10/15/1948 Eglin AAF, FL 3200 MSU
11/22/1949 Eglin AAF, FL 3203 MSU
06/27/1950 Vance AAF, OK 3575 Pilot Training Wing
01/17/1951 Brookley Field, AL Maintenance
04/13/1951 Vance AAF, OK 3575 Pilot Training Wing
06/17/1954 Birmingham, AL Maintenance to TB-25N
01/22/1954 Scott AFB, IL 3310 Training Wing
09/16/1954 Vance AFB, OK 3575 Primary Training Wing
12/1957 Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ Storage
06/1958 Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ Surplus

She was sold through a surplus sale in 1958. Her early civil history was uneventfully based on the aircraft records. She passed through several owners until Lynn Florey and Donald W. Ericson of Archaeopteryx Corp. at Minneapolis, Minnesota acquired her in October 1969. With Mr. Florey she was painted in a military scheme and began attending air shows with the Minnesota wing of the CAF as "I See No Problem". Between 1970 and 1981 she was sold and resold several times but continued to appear on the air show circuit. Dave Tallichet through his Military Aircraft Restoration Corporation acquired her in early 1981. She was operated from California for a time but was flown to Topeka, Kansas where she was seen with the Combat Air Museum at the Topeka airport. In 1990 she, although owned by the Tallichett group was operated by an aviation group in the Boston, Massachusetts area. During this time she was based at Hanscom Field, northwest of Boston. In the winter of 1992-1993 her 8 gun nose was removed and replaced with a glass bombardier nose. In 1994 Mr. Tallichet put most of his aircraft holdings up for sale. She was retained however. She operated under the ownership of Mr. Tallichet for many years as "Snow White II". She spent the winters of 1995-97 at Albany, New York. In 1998 it was on load to the MAPS Air Museum based out of Akron, Ohio. It was kept airworthy by this organization in conjunction with owner Dave Tallichet. She was one of 11 B-25s present at the 60th Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid in Columbia, South Carolina in April 2002. In 2007, she was sold to Ken McBride in November 2007 and flown back to San Martin, California where she is undergoing a long term restoration. Her 8 gun nose that was removed in 1992-93 is currently under restoration in Kansas City with the B-25 History Project.

  • Model: B-25J-25-NC
  • Serial Number: 44-30324
  • NAA Mfg. Number: 108-33599
  • FAA Registration: N3161G
  • Mfg. Plant: Fairfax - Kansas City, Kansas
  • Completion Date: January 5, 1945
  • Delivery Date: January 10, 1945
  • Status: Restoration
  • Owner: Ken McBride
  • Location: San Martin, CA
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  • Notable info: Her 8 gun nose that was removed in 1992-93 is currently under restoration in Kansas City with the B-25 History Project.


This page represents the most current information we have on this aircraft. The information above was last updated 07/2020 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.