Noseart on B-25 Mitchell aircraft

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North American B-25 Mitchell - Bettie Belle (below) of the 3rd Antisubmarine Squadron

In regards to bat noseart, one group of particular interest is the 499th Medium Bomb Squadron that operated
in the Pacific during WWII. Their unit flew the North American B-25 Mitchell. This group was involved in ground-attack
missions and anti-shipping strikes. Each a/c in the squadron had the nose painted to look like the head, body, and
wings of a huge bat. There is no better source for information about this squadron or it's aircraft than:
Lawrence Hickey's book: Warpath across the Pacific. Int’l Hist. Res. Assoc.Boulder CO, pp. 448.


North American B-25 Mitchell 'Betty's Dream', 499th Medium Bomb Squadron


North American B-25D-5 Mitchell 'Lucky Bat' (1st edition, when sqd. was formed), 499th Medium Bomb Squadron


North American B-25 Mitchell 'Lucky Bat' (repainted, full nose), 499th Medium Bomb Squadron
c/o PacificWrecks.org (left)


North American B-25 Mitchell 'Dirty Dora' and 'Dirty Dora II', 499th Medium Bomb Squadron.
www.adamsplanes.com


North American B-25 Mitchell 'Dirty Dora II', 499th Medium Bomb Squadron


North American B-25 Mitchell 'Doodle' 499th Medium Bomb Squadron
c/o PacificWrecks.org (left)


North American B-25 Mitchell 'Doodle Jr', 499th Medium Bomb Squadron
c/o Johnathan Watson Collection, Replica in Scale (http://replicainscale.blogspot.ru)
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North American B-25 Mitchell 'Wilda Marie', 499th Medium Bomb Squadron
c/o Johnathan Watson Collection, Replica in Scale (http://replicainscale.blogspot.ru)


North American B-25 Mitchell 'Hung Lo', 499th Medium Bomb Squadron
See Richard Voitier's Website


North American B-25 Mitchell 'Pretty Pat', 499th Medium Bomb Squadron 1
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North American B-25 Mitchell 'Jay Hawk', 499th Medium Bomb Squadron


Left - North American B-25 Mitchell 'My Duchess', 499th Medium Bomb Squadron
Right - North American B-25 Mitchell, 499th Medium Bomb Squadron
See Hickey's (1984) Book for a very complete phot roster of this squadrons a/c.


Recent airshows: North American B-25 Mitchells painted to look like a/c of the 499th Medium Bomb Squadron


Ferguson, M.B. 1991. Bats outa Hell over Biak. Self-Published, Charleston IL. pp. 153.



Schiffer Publishing. 1997. Warpath - the story of the 345th Bombardment Group in WWII. Schiffer Publishing ltd. pp. 277+.


Hickey, L.J. 1984. Warpath across the Pacific. Int’l Hist. Res. Assoc. pp. 448.


Websites:
www.pacificwrecks.com
www.adamsplanes.com