B-25J-25-NC SN 44-30801 "Executive Sweet"
The B-25J-25-NC SN 44-30801 now flying as "Executive Sweet" was delivered on February 27, 1945. Her initial assignment was to Moody Field, Georgia for multi-engine pilot training. Deemed excess to needs, she was placed into temporary base storage. She was moved to Maxwell Field, Alabama in May of 1945. Here, she was attached to a base administrative unit for transport and utility duties. In December of 1947, she was assigned to Randolph Field, Texas to be used for Flight Surgeon proficiency and staff transport duties. She was modified by Hayes in August of 1954, being converted to a VB-25N. Her last assignment was to Maxwell Air Force Base in use as a utility aircraft. In December of 1958, she was flown to storage. The following summary of assignments are listed on her record card:
|03/01/1945||Moody AAF, GA||2144 Base Unit|
|05/31/1945||Maxwell AFB, AL||2100 Base Unit|
|02/11/1946||Maxwell AFB, AL||42 Base Unit|
|11/17/1947||Maxwell AFB, AL||502 Air University Wing|
|12/03/1947||Randolph AFB, TX||27 Base Unit|
|06/01/1950||Randolph AFB, TX||3 Aviation Medical Unit|
|09/19/1951||Brookley AFB, AL||Maintenance|
|12/19/1951||Randolph AFB, TX||3 Aviation Medical Unit|
|08/21/1954||Birmingham, Al||Maintenance to VB-25N|
|12/20/1954||Randolph AFB, TX||3 Aviation Medical Unit|
|05/15/1957||Maxwell AFB, AL||3800 Air University Wing|
|12/1958||Davis Monthan AFB, AZ||Storage|
|03/1959||Davis Monthan AFB, AZ||Surplus|
On September 9, 1959, she was sold to Fogle Aircraft of Tucson, Arizona. Her civil registration was assigned as N3699G. Christler and Avery Aviation of Greybull, Wyoming purchased her in January of 1960. She was converted to an agricultural sprayer in August of 1961. In February of 1969, she was sold to Filmways of Hollywood, California for use in the filming of "Catch 22". In the movie, she flew as "Vestal Virgin". In August of 1971, she was sold to Tallmantz Aviation of Santa Ana, California. Challenge Publications of Canoga Park, California purchased her in February of 1972. An extensive restoration was completed and her registration was changed to the current N30801. In July of 1985, she was transferred to American Aeronautical Foundation.
- Model: B-25J-25-NC
- Serial Number: 44-30801
- NAA Mfg. Number: 108-34076
- FAA Registration: N30801
- Mfg. Plant: Fairfax - Kansas City, Kansas
- Completion Date: February 26, 1945
- Delivery Date: February 27, 1945
- Status: Flying
- Owner: American Aeronautical Foundation
- Location: Camarillo, California
- Website: http://www.aafgroup.org/
- Notable info: She was used in the filming of "Catch 22". In the movie, she flew as "Vestal Virgin".
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.