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2007/09/22 20:50:08 (permalink)
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Pictures of Crew and Planes from 82nd 12bg

My father left me pictures of B25s he took while in India during late 44 to June 45 when he was ordered state side.  Also have some group pictures, probably basha friends and crew.
Bones, Jivin Julie, Calcutta Commando,   and some others,  Below is a list of 82d bS 12 BG I found.
82 BS (M) –
 
31 – OLD WAR HOSS B-25C 82BS/12BG 41-13123
 
31 – SILVER STREAK B-25H 82BS/12BG
 
33 – B-25C 82BS/12BG 41-12653
 
34 – THE BLACK WIDOW B-25C 82BS/12BG 41-29956
 
35 – B-25C 82BS/12BG 41-12831
 
35 – VIKIN’S VICIOUS VIRGIN B-25H 82BS/12BG 43-4208
 
37 – LEROY’S JOY B-25H 82BS/12BG 43-4357
 
40 – B-25C 82BS/12BG 41-12862
 
41 – B-25C 82BS/12BG 41-12866
 
42 – DOG DAIZE B-25H 82BS/12BG
 
44 – SUNDAY PUNCH B-25H 82BS/12BG
 
45 – BONES B-25H 82BS/12BG 43-4105 (last B-25H built; signed by numerous NAA
employees)  As of March 1, 1945  46 missions...
 
48 – SILVER STREAK B-25J 82BS/12BG 43-4947
 
BLAZIN’ BETTY 82BS/12BG
 
BLONDE BETTY 82BS/12BG
 
BUNDLE BUNNY 82BS/12BG
 
CALAMITY JANE B-25H 82BS/12BG
 
CALCUTTA COMMANDO 82BS/12BG
 
DOUBLE TROUBLE 82BS/12BG
 
EATIN’ KITTY 82BS/12BG
 
INCINDIARY BLONDE 82BS/12BG
 
JIVIN’ JULIE 82BS/12BG
 
LEGGY LADY B-25H 82BS/12BG
 
MILK RUN 82BS/12BG
 
MISS-BEHAV’IN 82BS/12BG
 
MY DUTCHESS 82BS/12BG
 
OH DEE WHIZ! 82BS/12BG
 
PAPER DOLL 82BS/12BG
 
PIN-UP GIRL 82BS/12BG
 
PROBLEM CHILD 82BS/12BG
 
PROP-WASH 82BS/12BG
 
SHERRY 82BS/12BG
 
SILVER LADY B-25H 82BS/12BG
 
SWAMP ANGEL B-25H 82BS/12BG
 
SWEET LORRAINE 82BS/12BG
 
TAIL BREEZE 82BS/12BG
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RE: Pictures of Crew and Planes from 82nd 12bg 2007/09/24 07:08:32 (permalink)
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Hi,
 
Just recently I was approached about possibly doing a 12th BG history and in preparation I have been searching my collection of photos of 12th BG B-25s. I note that I have several of those photos you have listed but some I do not. Would you be able to either scan these and post them on this Army Airt Force site so they could be downloaded or send copies to me in emails or disk? Several on your lsit I still need the serial numebrs on but I am working on that now. So it would be very helpful if these could be made available. Thansk,
Bob Haney
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RE: Pictures of Crew and Planes from 82nd 12bg 2007/10/01 18:59:21 (permalink)
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Never Seen before picture of  B25-H "BONES" in the CBI Theater

Bones of the 12th bomb group (medium)
Flight Journal,  Oct 2002  by Pace, Steve

The 12th Bomb Group (M), equipped with B-25C/D, B-25H and B-25J Mitchell medium-class bombers from mid-1942 to
mid-1945, served with three Army Air Forces in WW II-the 9th, 10th and 12th. After the Group had earned its combat
spurs with the 9th and 12th Air Forces in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations, it was transferred to CBI
(China/Burma/India) in March 1944 under the command of the 10th Air Force.
One B-25 Mitchell assigned to the 12th BG (M) was the 1,000th and last B-25H (S/N 43-5104) manufactured at the North
American Aviation (NAA) Inglewood, California, plant. As this B-25H was special, USAAF commanding general "Hap"
Arnold permitted those who worked on the airplane to write their names on it. Sometime during this autographing, it
was nicknamed Bones.
Later, while at Columbia Army Air Base, South Carolina, the B-25 was assigned its first crew, and it departed from
Morrison Field at West Palm Beach, Florida, on November 11, 1944. On December 1, Bones arrived in Feni, India, where
it was assigned to the 12th BG's 82nd Bomb Squadron.
Through the month of December, Bones was involved in several successful missions against enemy targets. In early
1945, its pilot, 2nd Lt. Robert Allen, said, "Bones is a running fool. We love this ship; and we ought to, for it
has brought us 15,000 miles without a complaint. It's temperamental, but we're on to all of its tricks."

Toward the end of WW II, Bones had a low-altitude midair with a large vulture that went through the right windshield
and just missed the copilot. The crew was forced to return to base. The War ended a few days later, and it was never
flown in combat again.
Soon after V-J Day, a salvage crew was assigned to prepare Bones for the long flight home. They balked at the fetid
smell inside it; apparently, no one had cleaned up the vulture. Unfortunately, Bones' final resting place isn't
known.
-Steve Pace

Photo courtesy of Mike Matesich. 82nd Bomb Sqdrn  12 Bomb Group  Oct 44 - June 45
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RE: Pictures of Crew and Planes from 82nd 12bg 2007/10/01 23:10:14 (permalink)
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Hi Gents,
 
I'm always seeking CBI-related photos (esp. group shots), unit histories, copies of orders showing unit movements, etc., for my website.  Items such as these greatly enhance the unit information I have already posted.  Thanx for your consideration.
 
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RE: Pictures of Crew and Planes from 82nd 12bg 2008/03/10 01:02:01 (permalink)
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Hi All.. I just joined today and trying to post photos of the 82nd.  My father was the aerial photographer on the Milk Run.  I have many group photo's, Mission briefings, the whole 82nd group picture I scanned from a large original, nose art, bombing runs, bombing assessment runs, formations, USO girls visit, etc...  All great originals.  But I'll need help learning how to work the photo album section.  Having a little trouble with it.  photo attached is of Black Widow and crew.  Rob Getz

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RE: Pictures of Crew and Planes from 82nd 12bg 2008/04/25 19:42:00 (permalink)
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Hi,
I am writing you in the hopes of finding out any information concerning the 82nd BS/12th BG and in particular the B-25 named "Double Trouble". I am a retired USAF F-4 pilot and am a member of the Commemorative (used to be Confederate) Air Force located at Smartt Field in St. Charles, Missouri. We currently maintain a B-25 Mitchell, a TBM Avenger torpedo bomber and an Aeronca L-3 liaison aircraft. One of our members had an uncle (Lt. Edward T. Noland) that was a crewmember on a B-25 named "Double Trouble". He was based in Europe during WWII and flew missions in North Africa and Corsica. He was shot down and killed in action while bombing a rail depot near Modena, Italy. It has taken me a while to get this far, but I think I'm pretty close to "locking on".
I would appreciate any information you could provide and would be more than happy to pay for any picture copies or anything relating to this aircraft or unit. I will quit rattling on and leave it in your hands. Thank you so much in advance for your help.
Pat
 
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Re:Pictures of Crew and Planes from 82nd 12bg 2008/10/01 19:41:49 (permalink)
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I would like to see those photos in paticular all the b25h's. I would like to see if I can skin them for a flight sim game. Silver Lady looks to be the one of most interest to me.
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RE: Pictures of Crew and Planes from 82nd 12bg 2009/02/18 13:59:42 (permalink)
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Dear mr Rob Getz,
 
I'am doing some research for my wife on the 82bs/12bg. Her uncle was part of that group on a b25h named leroy's joy. Do you hve any pictues of that unit. I would be very interseted in seeing them.
I know it's been one year from the last time you were on this site but i will take a chance that you or someone can help me
                                Best regards
                                        michael
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RE: Pictures of Crew and Planes from 82nd 12bg 2009/04/19 15:40:45 (permalink)
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Bob,
 
I'd be interested in finding out more about the 12BGas well. I'm currently researching the history of my great uncle, Fred Burns, who was a photographer with the 12th best as I can tell - I do know he flew on B25's in North Africa and later China/Burma. I'm currently awaiting a reply from the VA on his service record. The one story in the family that is often told is that on one mission in North Africa the pilot of his B-25 was killed and my uncle had to bail out, breaking some bones on the Vertical tail of the plane.
 
A little vague but let me know if the name Fred Burns pops up in your info.
 
Thanks,
Robert
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RE: Pictures of Crew and Planes from 82nd 12bg 2009/05/07 19:48:26 (permalink)
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I have been researching the 12th BG, 82nd BS for quite a while.  My dad flew 49 missions from February 1943 to late October 1943.  I have many of his pictures, and a pix of the nose art on the ship that he piloted for a while.  She was the "8-Ball", and I am trying to track down the S/N through a process of elimination from some of the info I have found.  There is a pix on a UK nose art web site (www.usaaf-noseart.co.uk/unk001-8-ball.htm )  with a newspaper clipping that I sent.

Any pix or other information would be greatly appreciated.  I have many pages of official orders and other papers with many names of my dad's fellow pilots and crews that I would be more than happy to share.

Thanks, Gene Messick
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RE: Pictures of Crew and Planes from 82nd 12bg 2009/05/11 09:37:52 (permalink)
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Rob, I have the same pix of the "Black Widow" in my dad's "stuff".  The caption states (in my dad's writing) "Officers & enlisted men beside the "Black Widow" Painted by Capt. Norman Harms (3rd from right).

Hope this helps!

Regards, Gene
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RE: Pictures of Crew and Planes from 82nd 12bg 2012/02/09 20:51:40 (permalink)
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Bones.
 

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RE: Pictures of Crew and Planes from 82nd 12bg 2012/04/10 10:40:02 (permalink)
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Here is photo of Leroy's Joy, from small group of photos from my wife's father (in photo) taken sometime between Apr 44 and Feb 45 in India with 82nd BS.  Also have photo of 'Bones', Problem Child and Vikins Vicious Virgin.

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RE: Pictures of Crew and Planes from 82nd 12bg 2012/04/10 11:10:28 (permalink)
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Great photo, many thanks for sharing!
 
p.s. Please check your pm.
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RE: Pictures of Crew and Planes from 82nd 12bg 2012/04/10 11:18:05 (permalink)
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Great picture.
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RE: Pictures of Crew and Planes from 82nd 12bg 2012/04/11 13:41:54 (permalink)
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Interesting to see how that well-known B-25H looks worn out !
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Re: RE: Pictures of Crew and Planes from 82nd 12bg 2013/04/16 18:10:03 (permalink)
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Hi All.. I just joined today and trying to post photos of the 82nd.  My father was the aerial photographer on the Milk Run.  I have many group photo's, Mission briefings, the whole 82nd group picture I scanned from a large original, nose art, bombing runs, bombing assessment runs, formations, USO girls visit, etc...  All great originals.  But I'll need help learning how to work the photo album section.  Having a little trouble with it.  photo attached is of Black Widow and crew.  Rob Getz

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MY father flew B-25's over the Burma Hump then out of Cairo over North Africa then over Italy from Sicily when they forced him to leave and go back to the US. He looks like the officer in the middle of that picture   
 
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Re: RE: Pictures of Crew and Planes from 82nd 12bg 2013/06/10 14:47:13 (permalink)
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TO BARON VON BALSINGER. MY DAD WAS A PILOT IN THE 82ND  AND WAS KILLED MARCH 29TH ON A BOMBING MISSION OVER SFAX. I HAVE DOCUMENTS FROM THE GROUP. JUST DISCOVERED A FILM RELEASED BY NATIONAL ARCHIVES THAT SHOWS MEN PLAYING VOLLEY BALL, BEING BRIEFED, AND OF MY DAD'S PLANE BEING HIT. THE FILM DOESN'T INCLUDE FOOTAGE OF THE PLANE GOING DOWN IN THE MEDITERANEAN. I AM WRITING A BOOK ABOUT MY DAD AND WOULD LOVE ANYTHING YOU HAVE. HIS NAME WAS LT ROGER JAMISON. MY E MAIL IS rmaraist@comcast.net. ANXIOUS TO HEAR FROM YOU AND MAYBE SHARE INFORMATION WITH YOU.
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