Abandoned B-25J bomber of 822nd Bomb Squadron of 38th Bomb Group of US 5th Air Force, 25 Jan 1949

Caption     Abandoned B-25J bomber of 822nd Bomb Squadron of 38th Bomb Group of US 5th Air Force, 25 Jan 1949 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseTropenmuseum of the Netherlands
Identification Code   10029512
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1. Anonymous says:
21 Sep 2010 03:45:09 AM

This is not an A-20 its a solid nose B-25J operated by the 501 st Bomb Sqn (Black Panthers) of the 345 th Bomb Group, The "Air Apache"
2. Jack Fellows says:
22 Apr 2011 06:46:31 PM

Anonymous' comment above is half-correct: It IS a B-25J - however the black panther image on the nose of this aircraft was the emblem of the 822nd Bomb Squadron, 38th Bomb Group (Medium), 5th USAAF. The 38th BG (Sun Setters) and the 345th BG (Air Apaches), both 5th USAAF units, operated exclusively with the B-25 Mitchell medium bomber during the Pacific air war, often in support of one another, on the same missions.
3. Mike says:
2 Oct 2015 08:16:53 AM

Does any one have any information on Gen. Kinneys' B-25 "commerce wreckers"? If memory serves me-they were equipped with 8-.50 cal. Brownings and 2-20mm cannons in the nose. One pass was usually enough to end an engagement. Thanks, Mike.
4. Jon S. Kwiatkowski says:
26 Dec 2016 04:25:19 PM

My father; T/Sgt Gilbert M. Kwiatkowski, flew combat missions with the 822nd

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