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B-25J

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Maid in the Shade
This B-25J belongs to the Confederate - er, Commemorative Air Force. She is based at Falcon Field (ICAO: KFFZ) in Mesa, Arizona, home of big sister B-17G Sentimental Journey. She was built as B-25J-10-NC SN 43-35972.

Maid in the Shade was already at KFFZ when I first encountered the B-17 in 1983. Sentimental Journey had the priority and was restored first - outside. No hanger big enough for her. Maid in the Shade was restored over some 27 years and inside a hanger. Hence, in the shade.

CAF restored her in 43-35972's original combat markings although the nose art and name are a CAF creation. Inside the bomb bay doors are the signatures of dozens of Allied military personnel, including two Doolittle Raiders!
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About the Author

About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...