USAAF Nose Art Research Project


 

Spirit Of Sparks
B25 43-27671

310th Bomb Group



Spirit Of Sparks via Kenneth Tollefson
via Kenneth Tollefson
Donated as a result of 5th War Bond Drive. $600,000 collected by citizens of Sparks Nevada in June-July 1944. Initially assigned to the crew of Lt Jack L Kenyon who went on to fly 30 missions in the plane. This B25 completed more than 100 missions but was cracked up on a hard landing during a training flight on 22 May 1945 and salvaged as a result.




 
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