I was thinking maybe a B-25 with a bashed-in nose, but the area between the windshield and nose appears too long. It could be nearly anything, even a civie type.
Just to clarify, that photo is a J-model gunship. Specifically the Canadian Warplane Heritage's "Hot Gen."
Great detective work Stephen, thanks for solving our little mystery. The wreck is definitely an H-model. You can see the distinctive nose shape in one of the pics, and the fact that it has a turret mount behind the cockpit and the later style tail gunner's canopy rules out a G. Of course, it could also be a Navy or Marine PBJ-1H. Judging by the fact that the gear is down and there's no real evidence of crash damage, as well as several truck chassis around the wreck, I'm inclined to think it was dumped rather than crashed.
The thing that made think it might not be a Mitchell was that it appeared the bulkhead where the nose attaches to the fuselage was too far forward. Looking at the other pics, it appears marine growth and lens distortion threw me off.
Alex Reynoso: I am looking for a Naval Museum that might display some of my father's WWII Navy items. I have a scaled model of a PBM-3 that he was a crew member of I believe crew #3. Thanks. firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug 23, 2017 16:50:27 GMT -5
Jim Broshot: Since nobody has responded in the last month and a half. The only Naval Museums I have ever been to are in Oregon: Tillamook Air Museum (housed in an old blimp hanger, used to be a Naval Air Museum but seems to have gotten away from that specialty. http:/
Oct 7, 2017 22:38:53 GMT -5
Jim Broshot: And its not a Naval Museum but an Aviation Museum and I have seen models displayed in its exhibits, the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in Mcminnville www.evergreenmuseum.org/
Oct 7, 2017 22:42:22 GMT -5
dcamp: Probably a dumb answer, but Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, FL?
Jan 9, 2018 12:24:30 GMT -5
michael16: Looking to contact Tom Farrell, son of WWII B-26 pilot of "Flak Bait" Lt. Jim "Boss" Farrell. I have an interesting story to share about my flight on GE corporate jet with then Capt. Jim Farrell. Please help me make contact with Tom Farrell
Sept 20, 2018 12:57:56 GMT -5
Kersh: Tillman's book "The Forgotten Fifteenth" has an account of this attack that may be of interest.
Apr 8, 2020 11:59:04 GMT -5
rupertpika151: My great uncle was on the Little Jo T-square 4 tail code #42-24611, engine 3 caught fire. The crew ditched the plane. 6 were recovered, 4 went MIA (including my great uncle), and one was captured and executed. I have the crew report.
May 11, 2020 12:42:24 GMT -5
rupertpika151: If anyone has any information or update links that would be greatly appreciated. We are hoping to have him, Joseph A. Esola recognized at Arlington in the summer/fall. Also the links on the original thread were not working, if anyone has current links?
May 11, 2020 12:43:59 GMT -5
rupertpika151: If anyone would like a copy of the report let me know. 28 pages.
May 11, 2020 12:44:41 GMT -5
USMMA86: Dear Rupert, I would be interested in reading that Crew Report....found this website completing my own 1/72 P-6E. Scott Uehlinger, CDR USNR Ret...email email@example.com
Nov 30, 2020 10:20:27 GMT -5
Tom Farrell: Michael16, you can contact me at Flakbait@hotmail.com.
Dec 13, 2020 18:11:24 GMT -5
tvharwood: Hi Tom, Is Memories of War and Peace by Bob Gillman from a book?
Jun 16, 2022 15:59:37 GMT -5
bontyahistory: I am looking for a detailed drawing of the Hangar Army Air Corp. 1930-B that you have shown on your web site. I am creating a new 1/72 scale hangar just like the one you posted that was at Wheeler Field on 12/7/41. Thank you. LOU
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