Newly Restored B-25 MB II

Newly Restored B-25 MB II

Newly Restored B-25 MB II  On Memorial Day, we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.  They fought and died to keep us safe and free.  Although we can not ever thank them enough, we can remember them.  This new restored B-25 helps us remember them and all flight crews who served.  The Commemorative Air Force’s SoCal Wing worked for roughly two decades to restore this North American PBJ-1 Mitchell, the Navy’s version of the B-25 medium bomber. Over seven hundred PBJs, flown by the Marine Corp., served in the South Pacific during WWII.

B-25 Miss Hap at 75th Doolittle Raid Anniversary

B-25 Miss Hap at 75th Doolittle Raid Anniversary

B-25 Miss Hap at 75th Doolittle Raid Anniversary  Miss Hap was taking off from Grimes Field headed to the Air Force Museum Airfield to attend the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid.  Miss Hap is the oldest surviving B-25; the 4th off the North American production line in 1940.  Visit the American AirPower Museum site to learn more about Miss Hap.

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!