The North American B-25 Mitchell is a plane that solidified its place in history as one of the most significant bombers of WWII. Launching from the USS Hornet General Jimmy Doolittle’s B-25s launched the first successful air strike against Imperial Japan’s forces. The assault barely put a scratch on Japan’s military but instead, it caused them to be paranoid and divert defensive resources back to the mainland for fear of being attacked again.A versatile aircraft, the B-25 Mitchell was used in the Pacific and Mediterranean theaters for
“A versatile aircraft, the B-25 Mitchell was used in the Pacific and Mediterranean theaters for bombing, ground attack, anti-ship and submarine patrols, reconnaissance, and transport. The B-25 featured twin radial piston engines, twin vertical stabilizers, retractable tricycle landing gear, a bomb bay, and machine gun turrets.”
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) gathered several of the last remaining B-25 Mitchells for a tribute. At least a dozen B-25s were on site buzzing their engines in anticipation of taking to the skies. There is a majestic beauty to seeing all of these legendary bombs soaring into the skies at twilight as their engines roar.