USAAF Nose Art Research Project


B-25C 41-12830

38th Bomb Group


Attacked by Japanese fighters and badly damaged, William Lett managed to withdraw from the combat area and ditch the Mitchell bomber in the sea off Wanigela beach in Collingwood Bay, southwest of Tufi. All members of the crew took to the life rafts and were rescued.

The missing aircraft does not appear to have been written off the records until early 1945.


© Ray Bowden 20 August 2022