Russian Ta Get Ya
B-25J-25-NC SN 44-30456 "Russian Ta Get Ya"

B-25J-25-NC SN 44-30456 "Russian Ta Get Ya"


The B-25J-25-NC SN 44-30456 now flying as "Russian Ta Get Ya" was delivered on January 18, 1945. Accepted surplus to military needs, she was initially stored at Mobile, Alabama. She was transferred to storage in Laurel, Mississippi until May of 1945 when she was moved to South Plains, Texas. In July of 1947, she was moved to Pyote, Texas. In August of 1951, she was modified by Hayes and redesignated as a TB-25L. She was assigned to a pilot training wing at Reese Air Force Base in August of 1952. In 1955, she was back in Birmingham for conversion to a TB-25N. She was returned to Reese where she completed her active duty as a pilot trainer. The following summary of assignments are listed on her record card:

Base Assignments

Date Location Notes
01/18/1945 Mobile, AL Storage
05/13/1945 Laurel, MS Storage
01/24/1945 South Plains Field, TX 4168 Base Unit Storage
07/13/1947 Pyote Field, Tx 4141 Base Unit Storage
03/08/1951 Pyote Field, Tx 2753 Air Storage Sqdn
08/28/1951 Birmingham, AL Maintenance to TB-25L
08/08/1952 Reese AFB, TX 3500 Primary Training Wing
06/04/1956 Birmingham, AL Maintenance to TB-25N
10/11/1956 Reese AFB, TX 3500 Primary Training Wing
12/1958 Davis Monthan AFB, AZ Storage
04/1959 Davis Monthan AFB, AZ Surplus

She was sold on July 27, 1959 to Skyways System of Miami, Florida and her registration of N3512G was reserved. In July of 1959, she was again sold to Hamilton Aircraft in Tucson, Arizona. By December of that same year, she was sold to Angel's Aerial Service of Pico-Rivera, California. She was modified by the addition of a borate tank in December of 1959. She was sold in March of 1960 to R. H. Hickish of Pico-Rivera, California. By early 1964, she was sold back to Hamilton Aircraft who sold her to Airstream Aviation of Carlsbad, California in April of that year. In April of 1967, she was sold to A. C. Ellis of Galveston, Texas. At that time, she was modified with a portside waist cargo door and was sporadically used to transport cargo. She was sold once more in November 1972 to Robert Diemart in Carmen, Manitoba. Her United States registration was cancelled. A Canadian registration of C-GTTS was reserved but never used as she was being displayed at Robert Diemert's farm. She was sold to Northwestern Air Lease who sold her to William Arnot of Breckenridge, Texas in May of 1982. A new civil registration of N43BA was issued. She was restored to airworthy and flew as "Silver Lady". During that restoration, the cargo modification was removed and restored to original configuration using the waist window section of B-25 44-30791. She was sold in August of 1994 to Jack Erickson of Central Point, Oregon. In 1997, she was purchased by Tillamook Aviation Museum and displayed there until 2002. In 2002, she was purchased by Lewis Air Legends and restored to airworthy. Her current registration of N747AF was issued.

  • Model: B-25J-25-NC
  • Serial Number: 44-30456
  • NAA Mfg. Number: 108-33731
  • FAA Registration: N747AF
  • Mfg. Plant: Fairfax - Kansas City, Kansas
  • Completion Date: January 16, 1945
  • Delivery Date: January 18, 1945
  • Status: Flying
  • Owner: Lewis Air Legends
  • Location: Encinal, Texas
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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.