B-25J-30-NC SN 44-86785 "Georgia Mae"
The B-25J-30-NC SN 44-86785 now flying as "Georgia Mae" was delivered on July 3, 1945. She was initially stored at Independence, Missouri. From July 1945 until June 1951 she was flown only four times and those flights being between different storage facilities. In August 1947 she was assigned to Pyote AFB, Texas which at the time was the major storage facility for B-25s in the Air Force inventory. She remained at Pyote for nearly four years. When recalled in 1951 she was converted at Culver, California to a TB-25K for radar intercept crew training. Most of the B-25s recalled for the K model conversion were low time aircraft that had little or no service time since being built. After conversion she was assigned to James Connally AFB, Texas and was attached to the 3560th Base Unit for six years before passing to Andrews AFB, Maryland in June 1957. At Andrews she was attached to the 1401st Air Base Group. Here she served as both a refresher aircraft for the type and a utility hack. She was also used here for indoctrination and updating of Air Force personnel in radar equipment. She was retired and flown to Davis-Monthan AFB for storage in December 1957. The following summary of assignments are listed on her record card:
|07/03/1945||Sacramento AAF, CA||Storage|
|08/07/1945||Salinas AAF, CA||Storage|
|04/30/1946||Independence AAF, MO||4185 Base Unit, Storage|
|08/11/1947||Pyote AAF, TX||4141 Base Unit, Storage|
|06/07/1951||Brookley AAF, AL||Maintenance|
|08/14/1951||Culver City, CA||Maintenance to TB-25K|
|12/05/1951||James Connally AFB, TX||3560 Basic Training Wing|
|10/17/1954||James Connally AFB, TX||3560 Basic Training Wing|
|06/04/1957||Andrews AFB, MD||1401 Air Base Group|
|12/1957||Davis Monthan AFB, AZ||Storage|
|04/1958||Davis Monthan AFB, AZ||Surplus|
On January 15, 1958, she was sold to C. T. Jensen of Tonopah Air Services in Tonopah, Nevada. Her civil registration was assigned as N5262V. Mr. C.T. Jensen, purchased her with the intention of converting her into a retardant tanker. Mr. Jensen, who operated TBM tankers, never converted her and the aircraft was idle from 1958 through 1975. She was sold again in March of 1975 to Mid-Pacific International Inc. of Eugene Oregon. They sold her in October of 1980 to Gary H. Flanders of Oakland, California. She was last sold in April of 1983 to Wiley Sanders Truck Lines in Troy, Alabama. Maintenance was performed on the aircraft by Aero Trader of Chino, California prior to her being flown to Alabama for Mr. Sanders. The aircraft was further restored in Alabama in l984 and appeared after restored at the 1985 Valiant Air Command Airshow at Titusville, Florida. She is now privately owned. Although she is airworthy as of our last phone conversation, she does not sell rides.
- Model: B-25J-30-NC
- Serial Number: 44-86785
- NAA Mfg. Number: 108-47539
- FAA Registration: N5262V
- Mfg. Plant: Fairfax - Kansas City, Kansas
- Completion Date: July 2, 1945
- Delivery Date: July 3, 1945
- Status: Flying
- Owner: Wiley Sanders Truck Lines, Inc.
- Location: Troy, Alabama
- Notable info: Privately owned.
This page represents the most current information we have on this aircraft. The information above was last updated 05/2018 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.