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The North American B-25 Mitchell was classified as a twin engine medium bomber and named in honor of General Billy Mitchell, a pioneer of U.S. military aviation and was first flown in the late 1930’s. The B-25 served admirably in all theaters of operation throughout WWII but the majority of B-25’s flew in the Pacific Theater. A safe and forgiving aircraft to fly, the Mitchell was well liked by their crews for its ruggedness and dependability. The B-25 was produced in large numbers and performed various types of missions, everything from medium altitude precision bombing to low-level strafing attacks. Also, it was flown by many allied Air Forces throughout the war and saw service across four decades. The B-25 first gained fame on April 18, 1942, led by Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle, when it took off from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet and bombed mainland Japan. This B-25J ‘Lady Lil’ was assigned to the 345th Bomb Group ‘Air Apaches’, 498th Bomb Squadron ‘Falcons’ on the Philippines Islands 1944.
Each small print comes signed, matted and shrink wrapped.
Image size - 6.5"x11"
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