The 3 pictures below are from this book "B-25 Mitchell in Detail" written by Burt Kinzey and published by Detail & Scale. It is an excellent soft cover book with 78 pages of information relating to the B-25 Mitchell. It has 200 photographs (61 in color!), 2 pages of color profiles, and 14 pages of line drawings. This book is available at booksellers nationwide. ( Vol.60, stock # 8260) They have kindly given us permission to use the three photographs below on our website.
Although most B-25Js had the standard bombardier's nose, some were completed with solid noses containing 8 .50-caliber machine guns, North American also produced kits so that the noses could be fitted to existing B-25Js in the field. These aircraft were assigned to the 405th Squadron........(USAFM via Detail & Scale.)
This B-25G was assigned to the 823rd. Squadron. A yellow, red, and black tiger's head is painted on the nose. The cowl ring is medium blue as is the bottom of the vertical tail below the serial number...( USAFM via Detail & Scale)
The right main landing gear on B-25C-NA, 41-12898 collapsed upon landing at Port Moresby. This Mitchell was assigned to the 38th Bomb Group.......( USAFM via Detail and Scale.)
1st.Lt. James A. Hungerpiller of the 71st. Squadron. He and his crew were shot down over Simpson Harbor on November 2, 1943....... (Danny Guerrieri )