Sadly, we just missed this event. If we caught it earlier, we could’ve got some great pictures and footage, but hey, you can’t be everywhere at once. At least we got to see these beauties land in succession because a Youtube channel called AirshowStuffVideos uploaded it. Also, the second video below that we found is of the actual flyby.
On April 18th, 2016, 15 airworthy B-25 Mitchells made their way over to the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. Some did the fly over during the two-day event, while others were left on the ground so that spectators could take tours and learn the history of these very significant bombers.
This day was marked by yet another special event. Although a bit somber, Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole also attended the event. As of this date, he is the last surviving member of the Doolittle Raiders of which there were originally 80. Just a year earlier there were two of them, however, Staff Sgt. David Thatcher passed away in June of 2016.
There is a lot of history in this video. Hope you find it as interesting as we did.