Noseart on B-25 Mitchell a/c

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One group of particular interest was the 499th Medium Bomb Squadron (BELOW) 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 aircraft in the squadron had the nose section painted to look like the head, body, and wings of a huge bat.






North American B-25 Mitchell of the 499th Medium Bomb Squadron (D. Greer)

North American B-25J-32 Mitchell of the 499th Medium Bomb Squadron (S. Ferguson)



LEFT: North American B-25D-5 Mitchell 'Lucky Bat', 499th Medium Bomb Squadron
RIGHT: Hung-Lo - North American B-25 Mitchell of the 499th Medium Bomb Squadron (photo R. Voitier)



See Richard Voitier's Website concerning these additional a/c from the 499th: 'Dirty Dora' and 'Pretty Pat'



Observed at recent airshows: North American B-25 Mitchells painted up to look like 499th Medium Bomb Squadron a/c


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