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B-25J-1-NC #43-27656 "McKinley Jr. High" Code: 7C
340th BG - 487th BS - 12th AF
Shot down 22 June 1944



  • 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...

  • 487th Bomb Squadron


  • 43-27656 McKinley Jr. High

    B-25 Mitchell
    Named for McKinley Junior High School in Muncie, Indiana, whose students had raised $200,000 to "buy a bomber."



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22 July 2021 00:18:47 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations