B-25 “Sandbar Mitchell”

Limited edition prints of Ron Cole's magnificent painting of the Sandbar Mitchell as she will appear once her restoration is completed are available for purchase from the Sandbar Mitchell's online store (click here for details). Proceeds will support the The Sandbar Mitchell project's endeavors.

Sandbar Mitchell – Restoration Update – October, 2015

WarbirdsNews has been following progress at the Warbirds of Glory Museum in  restoring the B-25J known as The Sandbar Mitchell since her initial recovery from the Alaskan wilderness.  These guys are doing an amazing job on a shoe-string budget. Perhaps one of the most important aspects of their restoration is their youth program involving local high school students in the[Read More…]

The B-25 forward fuselage filled with some of the teenage restoration volunteers from Brighton High School at the Warbirds of Glory fundraiser. (photo via Warbirds of Glory)

The Sandbar Mitchell – Fundraiser Report & Nome Recovery

  Edited from a story by Mike Lambert, WarbirdsNews man on the scene “It’s not how smart you are, it’s what you do with it.” -Wendy Zielem For the past two years, WarbirdsNews has been covering the Warbirds of Glory Museum and the B-25 Mitchell they recovered from a sandbar near Fairbanks, Alaska. On June 4th, Warbirds of Glory held their first public[Read More…]

B-25 Sandbar Mitchell – November / December 2014 Update

B-25 Sandbar Mitchell – November / December 2014 Update

80 days of work on a B-25 into four minutes! The Sandbar Mitchell online store is always adding new items to it’s inventory, so be sure to check it out HERE to see what’s available. WarbirdsNews will continue to bring news on this fascinating project as soon as it becomes available. Please click HERE to see our previous stories. Please also visit[Read More…]

B-25 Sandbar Mitchell – September / October 2014 Update

B-25 Sandbar Mitchell – September / October 2014 Update

The Sandbar Mitchell restoration team at the Warbirds of Glory Museum has been hard at work, as always, over the past two months. After carefully drilling out several thousand rivets, they have fully de-skinned the wing upper surfaces of the B-25’s center section. This has allowed the removal of the upper wing attach angle, stringers and the main fuel cell[Read More…]

B-25 Sandbar Mitchell – August, 2014 Update

B-25 Sandbar Mitchell – August, 2014 Update

While some of this news has been covered in an earlier piece, WarbirdsNews felt our readers would enjoy a recap of what the Sandbar Mitchell restoration team has accomplished this past August. Here is a synopsis based upon their words. Perhaps the most exciting news was the Warbirds of Glory Museum’s acquisition of the mortal remains of a long-forgotten B-25J. Abandoned[Read More…]