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“Georgie’s Gal” North American B-25 Mitchell Model, 1/45th Scale, Mahogany, WWII, North American


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Georgie’s Gal North American B-25 Mitchell

A beautifully carved Georgie’s Gal North American B-25 Mitchell model!  Each piece is carefully carved and painted to provide a top quality piece.

Length – 21 inches

Wingspan – 16.5 inches

The B-25J-30-NC SN 44-86777 now flying as “Georgie’s Gal” was delivered on July 2, 1945. Accepted surplus to military needs, she was flown to Yuma, Arizona for storage. In January of 1946, she was moved to Mather Field, California. Here she was used for both pilot and navigator training until she was moved to McClellan Air Force Base in October of 1948. While at McClellan, she was demilitarized with all remaining armament and military hardware removed. After modifications 44-86777 was transferred to Ellington AFB, Texas in 1950 for use as a navigational trainer. Here, she was used as a navigational trainer for U.S. and foreign aircrews. She was fitted with new radar navigational systems including the TB-25K radar nose with updated electronics. In October of 1954, she was assigned to Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas. She remained here for pilot and crew training until she was retired from service on August 20, 1958. The following summary of assignments are listed on her record card:

Base Assignments
Date Location Notes
07/02/1945 Yuma Field, AZ 3008 Base Unit
01/27/1945 Mather AFB, CA 2622 Base Support Wing
08/28/1948 McClellan AFB, CA Maintenance
10/13/1949 Mather AFB, CA 3535 Basic Training Wing
02/15/1950 Ellington AFB, TX 3605 Navigator Training Wing
04/12/1954 James Connally AFB, TX 3565 Basic Training Wing
06/02/1954 Ellington AFB, TX 3605 Navigator Training Wing
08/07/1954 Birmingham, AL Maintenance to TB-25N
10/10/1954 Goodfellow AFB, TX 3545 Pilot Training Wing
02/19/1957 Birmingham, AL Hayes modification
04/18/1957 Goodfellow AFB, TX 3545 Primary Training Wing
08/20/58 Davis Monthan AFB, AZ Storage
01/21/1959 Davis Monthan AFB, AZ Surplus
In January of 1959, she was sold to Fike Plumbing, Inc. and her civil registration was assigned as N9167Z. She remained in Arizona for several years after she was first sold and changed ownership several times during this period. In l963, she was obtained for use as a corporate transport and the interior was modified with executive seats and fittings. After a couple of years use as a corporate aircraft she was sold at an auction through a bankruptcy disposal. She was moved to California and maintenance was performed to bring the aircraft back to airworthy status. In 1972, she was sold to Dr. Allan Crobsy of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Dr. Crosby used her frequently within his medical practice flying to patients in remote areas. Some of Dr. Crosby’s calls took him into rough terrain including some Indian Reservations with small and rugged landing strips. When not in commercial use she was also flown to local air shows. During this time, she was operated as “The Devil Made Me Do It”. In 1987 she was obtained by Tom Reilly and flown to Kissimmee, Florida for maintenance. The airframe was reworked and returned to a standard glass nose from the modified nose that was on the aircraft.She was then sold to Mid South Lumber Company of Cropwell, Alabama in June of 1988. By November of 1992, she was sold again to Exec Aviation, Inc. of Cincinnati, Ohio. She underwent a restoration at that time and her registration was changed to N345BG. At this time she carried the markings of the 345th Bomb Group and was named “Man of War”. After some six years in Ohio she was sold to Bud Firth and moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana from where she operated until obtained by the Blue Yonder group and Dave Wheaton in Oklahoma in 1999. She was then renamed “Martha Jean”. In April of 1997, she was sold to Lost in the Forties Aviation of Wilmington, Delaware. In 2011, she was purchased by the Liberty Aviation Museum and was extensively restored.


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