US B-25D Mitchell bomber 'Here's Howe' of the 'Grim Reapers' 3rd Bombardment Group, 'Pair-O-Dice' 90th Bombardment Squadron executing a low level attack on Japanese shipping, Rabaul, New Britain, Nov 2 1943

Caption   US B-25D Mitchell bomber 'Here's Howe' of the 'Grim Reapers' 3rd Bombardment Group, 'Pair-O-Dice' 90th Bombardment Squadron executing a low level attack on Japanese shipping, Rabaul, New Britain, Nov 2 1943 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Army Air Forces via Jack Heyn
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Added Date 12 Sep 2012

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Anonymous says:
2 Apr 2013 03:36:49 AM

The photograph of the B-25 Mitchell bomber of 3rd 'Grim Reapers' Bombardment Group shows it flying away from Simpson Harbour, Rabaul, East New Britain, PNG. I live there as a boy and the two rocks in the middle of the harbour, known locally as the "bee hives" are a dead give-away.
2. Kurtis Cook says:
16 Jun 2013 08:34:20 AM

That is my Great Grandpa's B-25, I have some more photos of him and his jacket where do I share them???
3. Randall T. Marks says:
25 Jan 2015 06:24:19 PM

This plane is the one my uncle Marshall T. Marks flew on his final mission when he and the other members of his crew were shot down by friendly fire at Cape Gloucester, New Britain. He was a radio/gunner on the plane which crashed inton Borgen Bay with all crew lost. The plane was a low level bomber in the photo above but was converted to a straffer and then flown in the 500th bomb squadron. Anyone with photos of the plane and it's second crew after refitting would be greatly appreciated.
4. flycol says:
4 Mar 2015 04:46:24 AM

Bloody Tuesday as it is known-Rabaul attack by USAAF B25s and Lightnings on 2nd Nov.43 is well described (and clinically so) by Bruce Gamble in "Target Rabaul".It is one of a trilogy of books centred mainly on the Japanese invasion of Rabaul and their ultimate defeat with emphasis on the air war.Written in 2013 it is a "must read" I feel(Aussie who flew in the area in late 60s early 70s -cvil airline) with out much of a clue until now.
5. George Kyser says:
28 Nov 2016 02:27:49 PM

My uncle, Lt. W. T. Kyser, was the pilot on this plane's final fatal mission. The craft inverted on taking fire; they never had a chance. I have seen pictures (of the plane going down) in a book on the history of the 500th, but the plane is just a tiny speck; can't tell much.

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WW2-Era Place Name Rabaul, New Britain, Australian Papua
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