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North American Mitchell * Retired *
39 B-25C aircraft ordered for NEI under lend-lease, transferred to RAF and serialled FR141 to FR179. First delivered 17 March 1943. 28 B-25D ordered for NEI under lend-lease, transferred to RAF and serialled FR180 to FR207. First delivered 13 November 1943. 20 additional B-25C/D Mitchell II aircraft transferred from the RAF from 9 April 1943. Last withdrawn 15 August 1945. 17 B-25J Mitchell III transferred from the RAF from 27 November 1944. Last withdrawn 18 August 1945. Used by 320 sqn in the medium bomber role.
28 of the original B-25C/D survivors (stored at Kirkbride in UK) transferred to the MLD 6 March 1947. Reserialled 1-11 to 1-27 and 18-1 to 18-3 - the latter three dedicated to OSRD (Maritime Search & Rescue). From 15 May 1950 nine survivors reserialled 13-1 to 13-9 (2-1 to 2-9 from 15 Dec 1950), others used for spares. All withdrawn by 14 May 1954. Some Army B-25 aircraft loaned to MLD in NEI during 1946.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
FR141   42-32272 3 Aug 1943 B-25C, Code letter B, crashed Bourbon 20 Mar 1944
FR142   42-32273 19 Apr 1943 B-25C, Code letter F, crashed Maidstone 26 Apr 1944
FR143   42-32274 17 Mar 1943 B-25C, Code letters A & S, crashed North Sea 9 Aug 1944
FR144   42-32275 20 Mar 1943 B-25C, Code letter B, crashed 30 July 1944
FR145   42-32276 15 Jan 1945 B-25C, Code letter P, back to RAF at Fersfield 15 Aug 1945, to MLD 6 Mar 1947, scrapped 30 Sept 1949
FR146   42-32277 6 July 1943 B-25C, Code letter O, crashed Biville 26 Nov 1943
FR147   42-32280 19 Mar 1943 B-25C, Code letter C, forced landing North Sea 20 Aug 1943
FR148   42-32282 - B-25C, crashed during ferry flight 29 May 1943
FR149   42-32283 17 Mar 1943 B-25C, Code letters D & N, crashed Forêt de Grimbosq 12 June 1944
FR150   42-32284 1 June 1944 B-25C, Code letter W, collision with FR182 in Surrey 8 June 1944
FR151   42-32285 6 Sept 1943 B-25C, Code letter C, crashed Levreport 20 June 1944
FR152   42-32286 5 Jan 1945 B-25C, Code letter W, accident 28 Apr 1945, wfu
FR153     - serial not issued
FR154     - serial not issued
FR155     - serial not issued
FR156   42-32342 18 July 1943 B-25C, Code letters V & Y, back to RAF at Fersfield 15 Aug 1945, to MLD 6 Mar 1947, scrapped 30 Sept 1949
FR157   42-32343 23 July 1943 B-25C, Code letters X & D, back to RAF at Fersfield 15 Aug 1945, to MLD 6 Mar 1947, scrapped 30 Sept 1949
FR158   42-32344 21 June 1944 B-25C, Code letters W, crashed Loire 29 July 1944
FR159   42-32345 6 July 1943 B-25C, Code letters N, J & B, back to RAF at Fersfield 15 Aug 1945, to MLD 6 Mar 1947, scrapped 30 Sept 1949
FR160   42-32346 23 Apr 1944 B-25C, Code letter J, back to RAF at Fersfield 15 Aug 1945, to MLD 6 Mar 1947 as 1-11, scrapped 30 Sept 1949
FR161   42-32347 22 June 1944 B-25C, Code letter O, back to RAF at Fersfield 15 Aug 1945, to MLD 6 Mar 1947, scrapped 30 Sept 1949
FR162   42-32348 14 July 1943 B-25C, Code letter P, soc 25 Oct 1943
FR163   42-32349 Jan 1945 B-25C, Code letter R, back to RAF at Fersfield 15 Aug 1945, to MLD 6 Mar 1947 as 1-12, scrapped 30 Sept 1949
FR164   42-32350 26 May 1944 B-25C, Code letter D, soc 25 Dec 1944
FR165   42-32351 26 July 1943 B-25C, Code letters S & K, collision with FW212 at Tienen 9 Feb 1945
FR166   42-32352 17 July 1943 B-25C, Code letter R, crashed Brest 25 Oct 1943
FR167   42-32353 29 May 1944 B-25C, Code letter V, belly landing 19 Nov 1944, repaired, to MLD 6 Mar 1947 as 18-3, later 13-3, 2-3, soc 26 Mar 1954
FR168   42-32513 14 Apr 1943 B-25C, Code letter E, accident 7 Nov 1943, repaired, to MLD 6 Mar 1947 as 18-1, later 13-1, 2-1, wfu 6 Feb 1954, to LNS
FR169   42-32514 27 June 1943 B-25C, Code letter L, accident 25 Oct 1943, repaired, to MLD 6 Mar 1947 as 1-13, later 13-4, soc 15 Aug 1951
FR170   42-32515 16 May 1943 B-25C, Code letter G, back to RAF at Fersfield 15 Aug 1945, to MLD 6 Mar 1947 as 1-14, scrapped 30 Sept 1949
FR171   42-32516 - B-25C, not with 320 Sqn, to MLD 6 Mar 1947, scrapped 11 Feb 1948
FR172   42-64688 19 July 1943 B-25C, soc 14 Aug 1944, not with 320 Sqn
FR173   42-64689 15 June 1943 B-25C, Code letter J, accident 22 Mar 1944, repaired, to MLD 6 Mar 1947 as 1-15, later 13-5, 2-5, wfu 24 July 1947, to NTI?
FR174   42-64690 23 June 1943 B-25C, Code letter K, crashed Cherbourg 28 Oct 1943
FR175   42-64691 12 Nov 1943 B-25C, Code letter W, accident 4 Apr 1944, repaired, to MLD 6 Mar 1947 as 1-16, scrapped 30 Sept 1949
FR176   42-64786 9 Nov 1943 B-25C, Code letter P, crashed Hedel 24 Oct 1944
FR177   42-64787 22 Nov 1943 B-25C, Code letter M, forced landing in the sea 18 Mar 1944
FR178   42-64788 21 July 1943 B-25C, Code letter W, crashed Brest 25 Oct 1943
FR179   42-64789 12 Nov 1943 B-25C, Code letter T, crashed Contances 7 June 1944
FR180   41-30720 30 Oct 1943 B-25D, Code letter H, forced landing in the sea 18 Mar 1944
FR181   41-30721 9 Nov 1943 B-25D, Code letters K & R, exploded over Manderfeld 13 Jan 1945
FR182   41-30724 9 Nov 1943 B-25D, Code letter R, collision with FR150 over Surrey 8 June 1944
FR183   41-30725 21 Sept 1943 B-25D, Code letter E, back to RAF at Fersfield 15 Aug 1945, to MLD 6 Mar 1947, to CLO Deelen 16 Jan 1948
FR184   41-30804 9 Nov 1943 B-25D, Code letter U, forced landing in the sea 4 May 1944
FR185   41-30812 13 Nov 1943 B-25D, Code letter Z, crashed Dreux 25 July 1944
FR186   42-87132 22 Mar 1944 B-25D, Code letter B, soc 19 Dec 1944
FR187     - serial not issued
FR188   42-87262 19 Mar 1944 B-25D, Code letter H, back to RAF at Fersfield 15 Aug 1945, to MLD 6 Mar 1947 as 1-23, scrapped 30 Sept 1949
FR189   42-87263 29 May 1944 B-25D, Code letter F, damaged 25 Dec 1944, repaired, to MLD 6 Mar 1947, scrapped 30 Sept 1949
FR190   42-87264 16 Mar 1944 B-25D, Code letter E, soc 31 Aug 1944
FR191   42-87265 23 Nov 1943 B-25D, Code letters Y & A, forced landing in the sea 12 June 1944
FR192   41-30791 7 June 1944 B-25D, Code letter M, back to RAF at Fersfield 15 Aug 1945, to MLD 6 Mar 1947, scrapped 11 Feb 1948
FR193   41-30792 23 Mar 1944 B-25D, Code letter L, back to RAF at Fersfield 15 Aug 1945, to MLD 6 Mar 1947 as 1-17, later 13-6, 2-6, wfu 29 Mar 1953, to Overloon
FR194   41-30794 - B-25D, back to RAF at Fersfield 15 Aug 1945, to MLD 6 Mar 1947 as 1-18, later 13-7, 2-7, soc 15 Aug 1951
FR195   41-30795 12 June 1944 B-25D, Code letter R, damaged 11 Sept 1944, repaired, to MLD 6 Mar 1947 as 1-19, later 13-8, soc 1 May 1952
FR196   41-30796 13 June 1944 B-25D, Code letter T, damaged 25 Aug 1944, repaired, to MLD 6 Mar 1947 as 1-21, crashed Scotland 21 July 1948
FR197   41-30797 - B-25D, back to RAF at Fersfield 15 Aug 1945, to MLD 6 Mar 1947 as 1-20, scrapped 30 Sept 1949
FR198   41-30838 23 June 1944 B-25D, Code letter C, damaged 16 May 1945, repaired, to MLD 6 Mar 1947, to CLO Deelen 16 Jan 1948
FR199   42-87261 16 June 1944 B-25D, Code letters N & M, damaged 14 June 1945, to MLD 6 Mar 1947 as 1-22, later 13-9, 2-9, soc 4 May 1954
FR200   42-87137 23 Mar 1944 B-25D, Code letters Q & F, back to RAF at Fersfield 15 Aug 1945, to MLD 6 Mar 1947, scrapped 30 Sept 1949
FR201   42-87322 27 July 1944 B-25D, Code letter Z, damaged 9 Aug 1944, repaired, to MLD 6 Mar 1947, scrapped 11 Feb 1948
FR202   41-87323 3 Mar 1944 B-25D, Code letter G, soc 23 Apr 1945
FR203   42- - B-25D, crashed during ferry flight 10 Nov 1943
FR204   42-87358 6 Mar 1944 B-25D, Code letter S, crashed Chateau d'Ansenne 24 June 1944
FR205   42-87381 13 Dec 1943 B-25D, Code letter O, crashed Lisieux 13 June 1944
FR206   42-87405 25 Mar 1944 B-25D, Code letter J, damaged 15 Apr 1945, repaired, to MLD 6 Mar 1947 as 18-2, later 13-2, 2-2, soc 29 Aug 1953
FR207   42-87408 9 May 1944 B-25D, Code letter U, soc 14 June 1945
FL168     9 Apr 1943 B-25C/D Mitchell II, Code letter H, loaned from 98 Sqn, returned 5 Aug 1943
FL194     - B-25C/D Mitchell II, crashed 15 Feb 1944, 320 Sqn?
FL202     9 Apr 1943 B-25C/D Mitchell II, Code letter T, loaned from 98 Sqn, returned 5 Aug 1943
FL679     14 Apr 1943 B-25C/D Mitchell II, Code letter U, loaned from 98 Sqn, returned 4 Aug 1943
FL686     14 Apr 1943 B-25C/D Mitchell II, Code letter M, loaned from 180 Sqn, returned 17 Aug 1943
FV928     - B-25C/D Mitchell II, crashed 29 Dec 1944, 320 Sqn?
FV969     11 June 1944 B-25C/D Mitchell II, loaned from 180 Sqn, returned 13 June 1944
FV970   41-30832 16 June 1944 B-25C/D Mitchell II, Code letter K, loaned from 98 Sqn, damaged 22 Jan 1945
FW164     10 June 1944 B-25C/D Mitchell II, loaned from 98 Sqn, returned 13 June 1944
FW178   43-3287 11 Aug 1944 B-25C/D Mitchell II, Code letter S, back to RAF at Fersfield 15 Aug 1945
FW187   43-3393 4 Aug 1944 B-25C/D Mitchell II, Code letter W, damaged 15 Sept 1944
FW193   43-3459 18 Aug 1944 B-25C/D Mitchell II, Code letter X, soc 25 Dec 1944
FW197   43-3482 15 June 1944 B-25C/D Mitchell II, Code letter A, loaned from 98 Sqn, soc 19 Nov 1944
FW212   43-3478 30 Oct 1944 B-25C/D Mitchell II, Code letter J, collision with FR165 9 Feb 1945 at Tienen
FW219   43-3539 9 May 1944 B-25C/D Mitchell II, Code letter J, soc 18 Oct 1944
FW227   43-3547 29 Oct 1944 B-25C/D Mitchell II, Code letter P, caught in explosion of FR181 13 Jan 1945
FW229   43-3549 Aug 1945 B-25C/D Mitchell II, Code letter C?, back to RAF at Fersfield 15 Aug 1945
FW258   43-3693 11 Aug 1944 B-25C/D Mitchell II, Code letter W, crashed near Falaise 19 Aug 1944
HD305   43-3759 Aug 1945 B-25C/D Mitchell II, Code letter U?, back to RAF at Fersfield 15 Aug 1945
HD306   43-3760 6 Nov 1944 B-25C/D Mitchell II, Code letter N, back to RAF 1 Apr 1945
HD346   43-3874 3 Dec 1944 B-25J Mitchell III, Code letter V, back to RAF at Fersfield 15 Aug 1945
HD349   43-27755 1 Feb 1945 B-25J Mitchell III, Code letter T, soc 5 Mar 1945
HD358   43-27764 19 Feb 1945 B-25J Mitchell III, Code letter J, back to RAF at Fersfield 15 Aug 1945
HD364   43-27992 30 Dec 1944 B-25J Mitchell III, Code letters X & H, back to RAF at Fersfield 15 Aug 1945
HD367   43-27995 23 Apr 1945 B-25J Mitchell III, Code letter G, back to RAF at Fersfield 15 Aug 1945
HD392   44-28734 27 Nov 1944 B-25J Mitchell III, Code letter A, back to RAF at Fersfield 15 Aug 1945
HD393   44-28755 19 Feb 1945 B-25J Mitchell III, Code letter K, damaged, back to RAF 5 Mar 1945
KJ579   44-28770 29 Apr 1945 B-25J Mitchell III, Code letter W, back to RAF at Fersfield 15 Aug 1945
KJ587   44-28953 4 Jan 1945 B-25J Mitchell III, Code letter F, damaged, back to RAF 24 Feb 1945
KJ593   44-28959 26 Apr 1945 B-25J Mitchell III, Code letter T, back to RAF at Fersfield 15 Aug 1945
KJ596   44-28965 11 Feb 1945 B-25J Mitchell III, Code letter Z, back to RAF at Fersfield 15 Aug 1945
KJ603   44-28972 24 Apr 1945 B-25J Mitchell III, Code letter Y, back to RAF at Fersfield 15 Aug 1945
KJ629   44-29158 6 Mar 1945 B-25J Mitchell III, Code letter T, damaged, back to RAF 5 Apr 1945
KJ678   44-29636 6 Mar 1945 B-25J Mitchell III, Code letter K, back to RAF 30 Mar 1945
KJ700   44-29686 16 June 1945 B-25J Mitchell III, Code letter U, to 180 Sqn 14 Aug 1945
KJ701   44-29687 17 May 1945 B-25J Mitchell III, Code letter C, to 98 Sqn 18 Aug 1945
KJ746   44-29979 16 June 1945 B-25J Mitchell III, Code letter K, to 98 Sqn 18 Aug 1945

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