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B-25 Mitchell



  • 12th Air Force

    12th Air Force

    The 12th Air Force was established in the USA during the Second World War to provide the Army Air Force component of Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa) in 1942. The Air Force initially moved to England for training before...

  • 340th Bomb Group

    340th Bomb Group

    Activated on 20 August 1942. The 340th. Bombardment Group trained with B-25's for duty overseas. They arrived in the Mediterranean theater in March 1943. Assigned first to the Ninth Air Force and later (in August 1943) to the Twelfth. Served in combat...

  • 489th Bomb Squadron


  • Fred Brent

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 340th Bomb Group

  • Lewis Insley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 340th Bomb Group

  • Forrest Westbrook

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Aircraft Crew Chief | 340th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF in 1966 with the rank of Chief Master Sergeant


Date Contributor Update
11 October 2021 19:01:38 466thHistorian Changes to unit associations

Corrected squadron

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2021 19:06:37 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, unit associations and person associations