North American B-25 Bomber – Airborne Scrapbook

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This is part 1 of a two part look at the B-25 Mitchell bomber, operating as warbirds and located in museums. The second part will run on these pages later this week, don’t miss it!

The North American B-25 Mitchell medium bomber was an important weapon during the Second World War, and later as a trainer and liaison aircraft until 1960 with the U.S. Air Force. Exported to countries in Europe, Asia, and South America, it was a well used aircraft by Russia and the British Commonwealth countries like Great Britain and Australia.

A great number of variants were produced, with the B-25H (1,000 produced) and the B-25J (4,318 manufactured) being the most delivered models.

Some B-25Hs had a 75mm cannon mounted in their noses, and some Navy/Marine PBJs could fire wing-mounted rockets, to go along with standard bombs and machine guns. Radar was often fitted to Navy and Marine PBJs for antisubmarine tasks too.

Here are some photos from part of our team… contributors are: Scott Jankowski, Mike Colaner, Shawn Byers, Scott Zeno, Corey Beitler, and Ken Kula.

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