Post Tagged with: "B-25 Mitchell"

A B-1 bomber soars through the sky during suppression of enemy air defenses training at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 15, 2016. During SEAD missions, bombers are used offensively to destroy targets while EA-18G Growlers work as a supporting aircraft to deny, degrade or delay the enemies’ ability to acquire and engage friendly air forces and also give bombers access to those targeted areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert/Released)

B-1 Bomber Flyover to Commemorate Doolittle Tokyo Raid

Two B-1 bombers from the 34th and 37th Bomb Squadrons at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, will participate in a high-speed flyover at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force exactly 75 years after aircrews from these same squadrons helped launch the Doolittle Tokyo Raid. Plans call for the B-1 flyover to take place on April 18 at[Read More…]

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force plans call for 17 B-25 bombers to take part in a two-day tribute commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid (weather dependent). (U.S. Air Force photo by Ben Strasser)

B-25 Mitchell Bombers to Highlight Events Commemorating 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid

B-25 Mitchell bombers from around the country will once again take to the skies before landing at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force as part of a two-day tribute commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid, April 17-18. Current plans call for 17 B-25 bombers to land on the runway behind the museum on April 17[Read More…]

Lucky Lady during the dismantling process this April in Franklin, Virginia. (photo via Reevers)

Neglected B-25 to Resettle in Australia

For more than a decade, a forlorn B-25J Mitchell 44-31508 has sat more or less abandoned and exposed to nature at an airfield in Franklin, Virginia. Many have tried in vain to do something positive to help the aircraft, but a complicated legal dispute has made doing so next to impossible for a very long time. And so the tired bomber has sat,[Read More…]