B-25 Mitchell

America Strikes Back: the Doolittle Raid caused the Imperial Japanese Navy a tremendous loss of face. Here’s why.

America Strikes Back: the Doolittle Raid caused the Imperial Japanese Navy a tremendous loss of face. Here’s why.

Jimmy Doolittle In January 1942, Gen. Henry "Hap" Arnold selected Lt. Col. James “Jimmy” Doolittle to lead Special Aviation Project… Read More

2 months ago

The day Luftwaffe Bf 109s attacked USAAF P-38s escorting 72 B-25s and failed to shoot down a single bomber thanks to the determined defense mounted by the Lightning pilots

Luftwaffe Bf 109s Vs USAAF P-38s USAAF fighter pilots experienced a baptism of fire when flying the technically advanced P-38… Read More

9 months ago

The day a B-25 Mitchell WWII medium bomber crashed into the Empire State Building

The B-25 Mitchell The B-25 Mitchell medium bomber was one of America's most famous airplanes of World War II. It… Read More

11 months ago

Remembering Donald C. Spalinger, the P-47 pilot shot down by German flak while diving on the gun positions in the hope of distract them from targeting a B-25 bomber formation

The P-47s from the 66th Squadron, 57th Fighter Wing, escorted the B-25 bombers. When enemy fighters failed to appear, the… Read More

2 years ago

America Strikes Back: why the Doolittle Raid caused the Imperial Japanese Navy a tremendous loss of face

On Apr. 18, 1942, the US sent an air raid against Imperial Japan using a flight of 16 B-25 Mitchell… Read More

2 years ago

Strafing and Skip Bombing: how American A-20 and B-25 bombers beat Japanese destroyers during the Battle of the Bismarck Sea

Throughout the first year of the war in the Pacific during World War II the USAAF was relatively ineffective against… Read More

3 years ago

Three injured in B-25 “Old Glory” warbird crash landing in California

Investigators said the cause of B-25 “Old Glory” crash landing was a mechanical failure. Three people were injured after B-25… Read More

4 years ago

Listen to Collings Foundation B-25 Crew Giving an Emotional Salute to their Fallen B-17 Nine-O-Nine Brothers

“We gotta leave behind two of our friend: Mac and Mike, and our brothers – our brothers and fellow crew.… Read More

5 years ago

Lt Col Dick Cole, the Last Doolittle Raider, Dies at 103

A legendary chapter in Air Force history has come to a close. Retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” E. Cole, the… Read More

5 years ago

The Sad Story of the B-25 Mitchell that crashed into Empire State Building

The B-25 exploded on impact spraying burning fuel into West 34th Street below, one of the engines completely passing through… Read More

5 years ago

The B-25 ‘Bridge Busters’ and the GLIP bombing technique

Getting direct hit on a target only 15 ft wide from medium altitude was challenging. Experience showed that even near… Read More

5 years ago

ELLSWORTH B-1 AIRCREWS CONTINUE DOOLITTLE RAIDERS LEGACY

Just like the B-25s taking off from aircraft carriers, the B-1 is constantly upgraded from what was originally just supposed to be… Read More

7 years ago

THIS DAY IN AVIATION HISTORY: THE DOOLITTLE RAIDERS AND THE FIRST U.S. AIR STRIKE ON JAPANESE HOME ISLANDS

Even if the Doolittle Raid caused only minor damage, it forced the Japanese to recall combat forces for home defense… Read More

7 years ago