B-25J "Miss Mitchell"
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The Minnesota Wing of the Commemorative Air Force is proud to fly the
North American B-25 bomber, "Miss Mitchell". The original "Miss
Mitchell", served with distinction in the 12th Air Force, 57th Bomb Wing
in Corsica, Sicily, and Italy during WWII. She flew over 135 missions
with no serous injuries to her crew.
In August of 1944, pilot, Lt. Max Bell, earned the Distinguished
Flying Cross while flying "Miss Mitchell" on a bombing raid to destroy
bridges in Nazi-occupied Italy. The plane was heavily damaged by
anti-aircraft fire but successfully destroyed the target and returned to
The B-25 gained fame from the daring raid made by Jimmy Doolittle and
his 'Raiders' to strike back at Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
It was depicted in the movie, "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo". After an
extensive 12-year restoration by dozens of volunteers to restore it to
flying condition, the award-winning "Miss Mitchell" retook the skies in
1992 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid.
It is the mission of the Commemorative Air Force to restore and
maintain historic warbirds in flyable condition so that they can tell
the story of those who have served our nation in war and especially
those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedom.
The "Miss Mitchell" is one of only about 34 B-25s still flying today.
B-25 Mitchell Specifications
Manufacturer: North American Aviation
Number Built: Over 9,000
Engine: Two 1,700HP Wright R-2600
Wing Span: 67ft. 7in.
Length: 52ft. 11in.
Height: 16ft. 4in.
Speed: 272 mph
Range: 1,350 miles
Ceiling: 24,200 feet
Armament: 7, 50 caliber machine guns
Bomb Load: 4,000 pounds
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