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B-25D North Africa / Corsica 1944

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B-25D North Africa / Corsica 1944
Posted by ps1scw on Thursday, December 17, 2020 11:37 AM

Hello, can anyone point me in the right direction for painting of a B-25D that served in the 1st half of 1944 in Corsica flying missions over Italy.  Flew with the 12th AF, 489th Bombardment Squadron.  Thank you in advance.

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, December 17, 2020 4:23 PM

Hope these help you. These B-25s are 12th A.F., North Afica, 1942-1943. Seems all the B-25 pictures form the period you are looking for are B-25J. The aircraft don't seem to be too colorful. Mostly O.D. over Neutral Gray. One appears to have a two color camouflage upper and Gray lower. Good luck in your quest.

img]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2b/12th-bomb-group-world-warII-2.jpg[/img]

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, December 17, 2020 4:35 PM

These show B-25J's on Corsica around that time. They appear to be NMF with filed applied O.D. upper surfaces.

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, December 18, 2020 10:11 AM

Here's some color movies from that location and timeframe, at least according to the post.

http://www.reddog1944.com/489th_BS_Video.htm

My F-in-L was in the 12th, 314th night fighter squadron in Sardinia and Corsica as well.

I have a print somewhere of a photo of their squadron hack, which was a very beat up B-25. i can't post it, but if i find it I'll send you a copy.

 

bill

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