At least 21 Mitchell IIIs were issued by the Royal Air Force to No 342
Squadron, which was made up primarily of Free French aircrews.
Following the liberation of France, this squadron was transferred to
the newly-formed French air force (Armee de l'Air) as GB I/20
Lorraine. These aircraft were operated by GB I/20 after the war,
some being converted from bomber configuration into fast VIP
transports. They were finally struck off charge in June of 1947.
B-25 Mitchell: The Magnificent Medium, N. L. Avery, Phalanx, 1992.
Medium with the Mostest--The B-25 Mitchell, Jerry Scutts,
Air International, Vol. 44, Nos 2 and 3, 1993.
Boston, Mitchell, and Liberator in Australian Service, Stewart
Wilson, Aerospace Publications, 1992.
Famous Bombers of the Second World War, William Green, Doubleday,
North American's Flying Gun--The Story of the B-25 From Paper
Airplane to Legendary Bomber, Jack Dean, Wings, Vol 23 No 4, 1993.
United States Military Aircraft Since 1909, Gordon Swanborough
and Peter M. Bowers, Smithsonian, 1989.
United States Navy Aircraft Since 1911, Gordon Swanborough and
Peter M. Bowers, Naval Institute Press, 1990.
North American B-25A-G Mitchell, Aircraft in Profile, Doubleday,
Jane's American Fighting Aircraft of the 20th Century, Michael J.