B-25 Panchito at 75th Doolittle Raid Anniversary

B-25 Panchito at 75th Doolittle Raid Anniversary

B-25 Panchito at 75th Doolittle Raid Anniversary  Panchito was taking off from Grimes Field headed to the Air Force Museum Airfield to attend the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid.   It served in the Pacific Theater in the 41st Bombardment Group, 396th Bomb Squadron were it was named after a Mexican rooster of the 1943 animated musical “The Three Cabarellos”.  Visit the Delaware Aviation Museum, site to learn more about Panchito. 

 

B-25 Yankee Warrior at 75th Doolittle Raid Anniversary

B-25 Yankee Warrior at 75th Doolittle Raid Anniversary

B-25 Yankee Warrior at 75th Doolittle Raid Anniversary  Yankee Warrior was taking off from Grimes Field headed to the Air Force Museum Airfield to attend the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid.   Yankee Warrior, a B-25D, was built in 1943 and is the only flying B-25D still flying today.  It served in North Africa and Sicily in WWII, then served in the  Royal Canadian Air Force for a while.  Finally The Yankee Air Museum purchased it in 1987.

B-25 Show Me! at 75th Doolittle Raid Anniversary

B-25 Show Me! at 75th Doolittle Raid Anniversary

B-25 Show Me! at 75th Doolittle Raid Anniversary  Show Me! was taking off from Grimes Field headed to the Air Force Museum Airfield to attend the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid.   Show Me! was delivered to the US Army Air Force in January, 1945 and remained in service as a trainer until 1958.  After being sold to a private owner and sustaining some storm damage, it found a home in 1982 at the Commemorative Air Force Missouri Wing.  Visit the Commemorative Air Force Missouri Wing, site to learn more about Show Me! 

B-25 Miss Mitchell at 75th Doolittle Raid Anniversary

B-25 Miss Mitchell at 75th Doolittle Raid Anniversary

B-25 Miss Mitchell at 75th Doolittle Raid Anniversary   Miss Mitchell was taking off from Grimes Field headed to the Air Force Museum Airfield to attend the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid.  The B-25J “Miss Mitchell” served in the 310th Bomb Group, 57th Bomb Wing of the 12th Air Force in North Africa and Italy completing over 130 missions with no crew fatalities. After a 12 year restoration by the Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing, Miss Mitchell took her first flight on April 18, 1992 ~ exactly 50 years to the day of the daring Doolittle raid.  Visit the Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing site to learn more about Miss Mitchell.