B-25J Mitchell “Maid in the Shade” was built in early 1944. She’s very rare – one of 34 B-25Js still flying. Nearly 10,000 were produced.
Used mainly as a low altitude strafe and skip bomber. Was used in America’s first large-scale bombing offensive in the Philippines - sunk 8 ships and shot down 5 planes.
Combat History – Based out of Serraggia Airbase, Corsica from Nov 1 – Dec 31, 1944.
57th Bomb Wing o 319th Bomb Wing o 437th Squadron
Combat missions flown:
13 over Italy
2 over Yugoslavia