B-25J-25-NC SN 44-30423 "Photo Fanny"
The B-25J-25-NC SN 44-30423 now flying as "Photo Fanny" was delivered on January 16, 1945. Accepted surplus to military needs, she was initially stored at Mobile, Alabama, then at Laurel, Mississippi. She remained inactive at Laurel Field, Mississippi for the remainder of the war. In January 1946 she was recalled to service and modified at Dayton Field, Ohio being redesignated an EB-25J. She was assigned to Griffiss Air Force Base, New York in April of 1950 where it served with the 3171st electronic research and development group. In June of 1952 she was assigned to Hanscom Air Force Base. While at Laurenberg Field, she was redesignated a JB-25J. By 1957, she was redesignated a TB-25J and loaned to North American Aviation in Inglewood, California for an unspecified test program. She was flown to storage in August of 1958. The following summary of assignments are listed on her record card:
|01/31/1946||Kelly Field, TX||4121 Base Unit|
|04/11/1946||Dayton Field, OH||Maintenance to EB-25J|
|04/11/1950||Griffis AAF, NY||3171 ERD Group|
|06/24/1952||Hanscom Field, MA||ARD 6520 Air Base Group|
|09/14/1953||Hanscom Field, MA||6520 Testing Wing|
|08/16/1954||Laurenberg, NC||Maintenance to JB-25J|
|02/21/1956||Birmingham, AL||Maintenance to TB-25J|
|05/15/1957||Inglewood, CA||Modified by NAA|
|12/1958||Davis Monthan AFB, AZ||Storage|
|02/1959||Davis Monthan AFB, AZ||Surplus|
On July 30, 1959, she was sold to National Metals and her civil registration assigned as N3675G. In March of 1960, she was sold to John Carter and John Jacobson of Rancho Cordova, California. She was donated by John's estate to the Air Museum in Ontario, California. She was then transferred to the Planes of Fame Museum in November of 1973. Initially operated as "Betty Grable" and "Shangri-La Lil". Over the years, she has been flown in several movies such as "Forever Young" and "Pearl Harbor". During the movie "Pearl Harbor", she took off from the aircraft carrier USS Constellation. She is also commonly used as a camera platform with a custom designed optically clear nose section.
- Model: B-25J-25-NC
- Serial Number: 44-30423
- NAA Mfg. Number: 108-33698
- FAA Registration: N3675G
- Mfg. Plant: Fairfax - Kansas City, Kansas
- Completion Date: January 13, 1945
- Delivery Date: January 16, 1945
- Status: Flying
- Owner: Planes of Fame Air Museum
- Location: Chino, California
- Website: http://planesoffame.org/
- Notable info: She has been flown in several movies such as "Forever Young" and "Pearl Harbor". During the movie "Pearl Harbor", she took off from the aircraft carrier USS Constellation. She is also commonly used as a camera platform with a custom designed optically clear nose section.
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.