May 25, 2010

B-25 Bomber "Miss Mitchell"

Meet Miss Mitchell, she is a B-25, one of eight remaining Doolittle Raiders. There was 16 B-25 Mitchell Bombers launched from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet on April 18, 1942. The Doolittle Raid was the first air raid by the United States to strike a Japanese home island during World War II. The raid was planned and led by Lieutenant Colonel James "Jimmy" Doolittle.

Miss Mitchell was at the Commemorative Air Force, Minnesota Wing, WWII Air Force Museum at Flemming Field in South St Paul. I just happened to be there at the CAF hanger/museum during a Raider Reunion to capture these photos.

More info on the CAF Museum can be found at their website:
MNCAF blog with a few more photos of Miss Mitchell:


Leif Hagen said...

Very cool "antique" plane photos! I saw some old planes at another plane museum near the Minneapolis airport last year!

Kate said...

A bygone era!