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 Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - B-25 Mitchell
B-25 Mitchell was a twin-engined, medium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation in the United States and used during World War II.
It's nickname (and official RAF name) of 'Mitchell' was in honour of General Billy Mitchell, an early proponent of airpower.
A descendant of the B-25 was the XB-28 Dragon, meant to be a high-altitude version of the B-25.
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 North American B-25 Mitchell - The Collings Foundation
The B-25 Mitchell received instant fame as a result of the attack on the Japanese mainland by Doolittle's Raiders in April of 1942.
The B-25 Mitchell is named after the fearless US Army Air Corps.
Mitchell's have often been described as the best aircraft in it's class during WW II.
www.collingsfoundation.org /tx_b-25jmitchell_hist.htm   (246 words)

 The North American B-25 Mitchell
A squadron of Mitchells was also flown by the Dutch from the UK during the war, operating under RAF control and flying both bombing and maritime patrol missions.
The Free French flew 21 Mitchells under RAF control during the war, and the survivors were flown for a short time by the French Armee de l'Air after the war.
After the war, the Mitchells would see service in the Dutch East Indies in the insurgency that followed, and when the free Republic of Indonesia was established in 1949, they inherited a few of the Dutch Mitchells.
www.vectorsite.net /avb25.html   (8132 words)

 North American B-25 Mitchell Variants Page
Between 1951 and 1954, 157 Mitchells were modified to TB-25K (117) and TB-25M (40) flying classrooms for teaching the Hughes E-1 and E-5 fire control radar.
The RAF received 23 B-25Bs which it designated Mitchell Mk I, followed by 432 B-26Cs and 113 B-25Ds as the Mitchell Mk II, and 296 B-25Js as the Mitchall Mk III.
Mitchells served throughout World War II and continued in use for many years after the war, particularly in the air arms of smaller nations.
www.kotfsc.com /aviation/b25-v.htm   (821 words)

 A History of the 57th. Bomb Wing
By early October, the Mitchell's were operating from new bases in Italy and began their concentrated attacks against targets in the Balkans, resulting in the further destruction of the Luftwaffe.
The Mitchell's were in the first medium bombardment of Italy and in July flew in the first attacks on the Rome area.
This came only nine days after the invasion of Sicily which was heavily supported by the B-25's.
www.budslawncare.com /57/57th.htm   (1068 words)

 Fantasy of Flight's B25
The B-25Mitchell” Bomber was named after General Billy Mitchell who, in the 1920’s was court-martialed for insubordination for fighting his own war within the Armed Services.
Mitchell predicted, in the early 1920’s, that one day the US would be caught sleeping by an enemy that would attack United States territory by air, most likely when we were least expecting it.
B-25’s went on to be used in all major theaters of the war.
www.fantasyofflight.com /aircraftpages/b25.htm   (358 words)

 Ronald B. Mitchell CV
Antonia Handler Chayes, Abram Chayes, and Ronald B. Mitchell.
Abram Chayes, Antonia Handler Chayes, and Ronald B. Mitchell.
Ronald B. Mitchell, Moira McConnell, Alexei Roginko, and Ann Barrett.
darkwing.uoregon.edu /~rmitchel/resume   (2723 words)

 The North American B-25 Mitchell - USA
General George Kenney called the North American B-25 Mitchell a "War Dog".
But none could surpass the colorful career of the North American B-25 Mitchell bomber.
The North American B-25 Mitchell owed its beginnings to the Army's quest for a medium bomber.
www.aviation-history.com /north-american/b25.html   (2135 words)

 North American B-25 Mitchell
The Mitchell with the greatest firepower was the B-25H, of which 1,000 were built at Inglewood.
The Mitchells supplied to the Chinese air force remained in service throughout the postwar struggle which led to the communist overthrow of the Chiang Kai-shek government, some captured aircraft being used by the Sino-Communist forces while others escaped to Taiwan.
During the war the Dutch had flown Mitchells at the Royal Netherlands Military Flying School at Jackson, Missouri and with No. 18 (Netherlands East Indies) Squadron of the Royal Australian Air Force, formed with Dutch personnel at Canberra on 4 April 1942, and operating throughout the campaigns to recapture the Pacific islands.
www.kotfsc.com /aviation/b25.htm   (2259 words)

 B-25 Mitchell Bomber, "Heavenly Body"
The only two possible candidates at the time were the Martin B-26 Marauder and the North American B-25 Mitchell.
By late 1945, the B-25 Mitchell outnumbered all other medium bombers in service with the USAAF.
Two Mitchells had been flown off the deck of the carrier, USS Hornet, on February 3, 1942, confirming that the basic concept was feasible.
www.b25.net   (3484 words)

 Video Review: Roaring Glory B-25 Mitchell
Roaring Glory B-25 Mitchell is a documentary that takes the viewer inside one of the Pacific's most famous bombers.
Aspects of the Mitchell's quality engineering are highlighted, and how the bomber was designed with safety in mind to accommodate young pilots with only 200 hours of experience.
As the bomber begins its approach, the wheels are lowered and 1/4 flaps position the plane to cross the airfield at 120mph.
www.pacificwrecks.com /reviews/roaring_b25.html   (748 words)

 B-25 Mitchell books in this airplane book store.
The B-25 Mitchell was one of the most outstanding aircraft of WWII Although most famous for the Doolittle raid on mainland Japan in 1942, it served across the globe as a medium bomber and attack aircraft, and was immensely popular with its crews.
The North American B-25 Mitchell was one of the best-known medium bombers of World War II, especially remembered for its use in the Doolittle raid on Japan in 1942 and its participation in every major theater of the war.
The B-25 Mitchell was the plane used on the Doolittle 's raid over Japan and is feature in this aviation book store.
www.yellowairplane.com /Books_Bomber_Aircraft/B-25_Books.html   (1046 words)

 21 April 1942 - Crash of a B-25 Mitchell on Mount Bartle Frere
USAAF B-25C Mitchell medium bomber #41-12455, of the 90th Squadron of the 3rd Bomb Group based in Charters Towers, crashed into Mount Bartle Frere near Babinda in north Queensland at 7 p.m.
The B-25 Mitchell was the most widely used US bomber of the war and some of the versions were adapted to carry a 75mm cannon.
The reason why is because a B-25 Mitchell which is on Mount Bartle Frere, in a few months they may remove the plane from the jungle, and if this is my brother Glenwood's plane, I plan on being there with some of my family members to watch them remove the plane from Mt. Bartle Frere.
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 North American B-25 Mitchell - en
William "Billy" Mitchell, the B-25 served in every theater of World War II and was made in larger quantities than any other American twin-engine combat airplane.
On January 25, 1939, the Army Air Corps announced a competition for a medium bomber design, but instead of waiting for the prototypes, the Army awarded production contracts to North American for the B-25 and Martin for the B-26.
The last B-25s were used to train pilots assigned to fly bombers and tankers.
www.orgsites.com /ca/caf-socal/NoAmerB-25.htm   (310 words)

 Military Factory - B-25 Mitchell
The B-25 Mitchell Was the Aircraft That Took Part in the 'Doolittle Raids' Over Japan.
The B-25H Mitchell was powered by two Wright R-2600-13 or -29 Cyclones with mechanical superchargers.
The North American B-25 was named after Billy Mitchell, the American General who advocated greater airpower in the armed forces.
www.militaryfactory.com /aircraft/popup.asp?aircraft_id=81   (815 words)

 B-25 Mitchell Hats and Shirts
The Doolittle Tokyo raid, launched from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet, was perhaps the most famous exploit of the B-25 Mitchell.
The North American B-25 Mitchell is rated by most as being the best all-round light-medium bomber of World War 2.
A total of 9816 Mitchells were built, greater than any other American twin-engined bomber.
www.air-apparel.com /b25.html   (100 words)

 B-25 Mitchell
The B-25 Mitchell, a twin-engine bomber that became standard equipment for the Allied Air Forces in World War II, was perhaps the most versatile aircraft of the war.
Named after Gen. Billy Mitchell, the Army Air Corps' most famous figure of the 1920s and 1930s, the North American B-25 proved to be one of the best American weapons of World War II.
It became the most heavily armed airplane in the world, was used for high-and low-level bombing, strafing, photo reconnaissance, submarine patrol and even as a fighter, and was distinguished as the aircraft that completed the historic raid over Tokyo in 1942.
www.arizonawingcaf.org /b-25_ovw.asp?menuID=90   (282 words)

 CFWest - North American TB-25N "Mitchell"
Named after General Billy Mitchell, the B-25 was designed to meet a 1939 USAAC requirement for a medium attack bomber that would replace the obsolete Douglas B-18.
In addition to the Doolittle Raid the B-25 Mitchell and her crews served in all theaters with distinction.
Although the airplane was originally intended for level bombing from medium altitudes, it was used extensively in the Pacific area for bombing Japanese airfields from treetop level and for strafing and skip bombing enemy shipping.
www.cfwest.net /b25/b25.htm   (671 words)

 North American B-25 Mitchell
The idea of honoring General "Billy" Mitchell by naming the B-25 in his memory was apparently the idea of Lee Atwood.
B-25 Mitchell: The Magnificent Medium, N. Avery, Phalanx, 1992.
It has been reported that this change was introduced on the tenth B-25 built, but there are no records to confirm this.
home.att.net /~jbaugher2/b25_2.html   (1329 words)

 Corgi AA35304 - Diecast Model B-25 Mitchell RAF No.226 Sqn, RAF Swanton Morley, England, 1944: The Flying Mule
The first operational B-25s to serve with the RAF were B-25Cs and Ds which were designated Mitchell Mk.II by the RAF.
In the build up to D-Day, some Mitchell's were based in Holland, including No.226 squadron which were successfully deployed in operations in that theatre.
THe RAF Mitchells generally retained the retractable ventral turret since protection from below was absolutely essential for medium-altitude bombing operations over Europe.
www.flyingmule.com /products/CG-AA35304   (207 words)

 Air & Space Power Journal: B-25 Mitchell Units of the MTO
B-25 Mitchell Units of the MTO is a must-read for people interested in this aircraft and its role in the Mediterranean theater of operations.
In B-25 Mitchell Units of the MTO, Steve Pace presents the B-25 as the backbone of the US Army Air Forces' medium-bomber force.
In doing so, the author covers the operations of the five bomb groups (12th, 310th, 319th, 321st, and 340th) as well as the 57th Bomb Wing, which was equipped with Mitchells.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0NXL/is_3_17/ai_109219976   (277 words)

 Disabled American Veterans (DAV) - News & Info Section - Air Show Schedule
The PBJ-1J was the Navy's designation for the B-25J Mitchell Bomber.
No doubt, part of its heroic stature derives from its namesake, the outspoken Gen. Billy Mitchell who proved once and for all that bombers could destroy targets, and that wars would nevermore be decided only on land or sea.
The North American B-25J was among the most famous twin engine medium bombers used during World War II.
www.dav.org /news/airshow_event_schedule.html   (314 words)

 Warbird Alley: North American B-25 Mitchell
There were at least six major variants of the Mitchell, from the initial B-25A and B-25B, with two power-operated two-gun turrets, to the autopilot-equipped B-25C, and the B-25G with 75mm cannon for use on anti-shipping missions.
The British designated the B-25Bs as the Mitchell I, the B-25C and B-25Ds as the Mitchell II, and their B-25Js, with 12 heavy machineguns, as the Mitchell III.
MaxAir2Air.com B-25 Photo Feature -- Detail photos of "Miss Mitchell."
www.warbirdalley.com /b25.htm   (519 words)

 Cybermodeler Online - Accurate Miniatures 1/48 North American B-25B Mitchell
The B-25B would be the first version that was combat-ready, and the RAF dubbed the aircraft as Mitchell Mk.I. The aircraft was named in honor of General Billy Mitchell, whose maverick style tended to get him into political trouble, but his message was belatedly understood loud and clear.
The B-25 and B-25A were both procured in small numbers and used for training, as these aircraft were not configured with self-sealing fuel tanks and other combat necessities.
Mitchell foresaw the future of aviation, and like many outspoken visionaries, he was court-martialed and stripped of his military career.
www.cybermodeler.com /hobby/kits/am/kit_am_b-25b.shtml   (1618 words)

 Warbird Alley: North American B-25 Mitchell Books
One of a series of layman's guides to military aircraft, this text on the B-25 Mitchell includes de-classified military schematics, detailed technical specifications, original military design illustrations, photographs from assembly line to flight line and behind-the-scenes information.
Rare, historic WWII combat footage from the B-25 Mitchell bomber as it strikes the Afrika Corps, Italy, Burma and other locations.
From low-altitude strafing to high-altitude bombing runs, the B-25s in the MTO proved themselves to be a most successful brood of combat aircraft.
www.warbirdalley.com /b25-b.htm   (476 words)

 North American PBJ Mitchell
The USMC acquired 152 B-25D-NCs, 25 B-25D-15-NCs; 49 B-25D-25-NCs; 61 B-25D-30-NCs; and 17 B-25D-35-NCs, as PBJ-1Ds.
The air echelon departed California on 25 July 1945 followed by the ground echelon in early August; both echelons arrived at Henderson Field, NAS Midway Islands (28.13N, 177.26W) by the end of August 1945.
The major differences between the B-25B-NA and the B-25C-NA were (1) the use of upgraded R-2600-13 engines, (2) the addition of deicer and anti-icing systems, (3) a revised tail skid, (4) strengthening of the outer wing panels, (5) a cabin heater in the left wing and (6) a revised brake system and bomb racks.
www.microworks.net /pacific/aviation/pbj_mitchell.htm   (6670 words)

Can be build as either a B or J model.
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 Em nau!
This Mitchell bomber was modified to carry a powerful cannon — probably intended to work against Japanese shipping — and the cannon's shells are still visible in this ammunition feeder just inside the fuselage from the starboard-mounted gun.
The Mitchell's port wingtip, shallowest portion of the wreck, is usually the first thing that I saw as a I approached the wreck.
That part of the turret's metal appears to have been cut away suggests to me that perhaps the crew member (a gunner) who died in the crash or before was the ball-turret gunner, and that the cut was made to remove his body some time after the wreck was discovered.
www.uga.edu /cuda/wrecks.html   (1613 words)

 North American B-25
James H. Doolittle led sixteen B-25B Mitchell bombers on the famous raid against Japan and the offensive momentum began to shift in favor of America.
Two days before he delivered the Mitchell to the Museum, Marshall decided to end his chapter in the history of this airplane with a sensational finale.
Crews liked it and by war's end, the Mitchell had served in the 5
www.nasm.si.edu /research/aero/aircraft/NAB-25.htm   (2141 words)

 B-25 Mitchell Bombers
The B-25 Mitchell was an American-built, medium bomber of the Second World War.
The B-35 Mitchell bombers were used by the Allies during and after the war.
During the Second World War, B-25s were sent to Russia as part of the Lend-Lease program, where American resources were given to Allied nations in exchange for leases or other in-kind consideration to be paid back after the conflict.
www.abheritage.ca /aviation/planes/ww2_mitchell.html   (178 words)

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