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B-25's weren't flown by 8th AF Bomb Groups


Only those that were destined for the 12th AF were based in Britain.

The 8th used single example which arrived in March 1943.(B-25C 42-53357: Miss Nashville). It had a varied career. Being used as a 'Hack' and for night photography of V-weapons sites. On loan to the 25th (Photo?) Group. It flew 13 combat sorties between 4 and 18 August 1944.
The aircraft was shot down on October 26th 1944

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Yeah, well, the movie is fiction.

I would have been more concerned by the fact that they met near a non-existent Tube stop on Hanover street.

But really, I don't care about that either. "Hanover Street" is a much better title than "Aldwych".

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'The movie is fiction'
Whilst that is true, other movies such as 'the war lover' and 'the way to the stars' have the correct aircraft (slightly later marks which is understandable).
At least they didn't use B-29's.
Most movies at least get correct equipment...nearly.
B-25's were never used, even a big Hollywood producer would know that all Eighth AF bombers (bar the B-26) have four engines instead of two.

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Maybe there weren't enough 4-engine B-17 "Flying Fortress" planes to rent and/or were too expensive to do so.

You're gonna need a bigger boat.

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