Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The B-25 Beauties


Normally you're lucky to be at an air show and see a single flying  B-25 Mitchell bomber.

Thunder Over Michigan had two this year.


Georgie's Gal



and

Briefing Time


Back then planes had some serious nose art, as well as some impressive mission markings.

Both bombers at the show were beautiful aircraft.



The B-25 was an excellent medium bomber, famous for being the first plane to take the war to Japan's home islands in the storied Doolittle raid. It also served extensively in Europe, the Middle East, and Russia in addition to the Pacific.



Even today they make both a beautiful sight and lovely sound zipping across the sky:

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