B-25 Mitchell (multiple)

Some of the North American B-25 Mitchells I have photographed, including the only two B-25 examples displayed in the United Kingdom (RAF museum and IWM Duxford). The NMoUSAF has a nice display depicting Jimmy Doolittle discussing the mission with fellow Raiders as the plane is prepped on the deck of the USS Hornet. Other B-25s also represent the famed mission as well. Gen. Eisenhower’s personal B-25 is at the SD Air Museum outside Ellsworth AFB.


B-25J 44-28866 “Champaign Gal”

Champaign Air Museum / Grimes Field (Urbana) 2018


B-25D 43-3374

NMoUSAF 2018


B-25J 44-29366

RAF Museum London 2008


B-25J 44-30077 “Mouthy Mitchell” (Ruptured Duck)

Pacific Air Museum 2014


B-25J 44-30748

Used to wear “Heavenly Body” nose art

Erickson Collection; Madras 2023

McChord AFB 2023


B-25J 43-27712 “The Spirit Of Al Penn”

Pima Air Museum 2017


B-25J 44-30823 “Pacific Prowler”

McChord AFB 2008


1945 B-25J 108-34263 “MBII”

Paine Field 2017


B-25D 43-3634 “Yankee Warrior”

Detroit 2010


B-25J 43-4030

This is the heavily modified VB-25J used by Ge. Dwight D. Eisenhower when he would visit other leaders and troops at the front. The armament was removed and windows, seating and bunks were added as well as a folding table that spanned the width of the plane. Extra radio and navigation equipment were installed, and bulletproof spare fuel tanks.

South Dakota Air Museum 2021


B-25J Mitchell 44-30254

Flying Heritage Collection 2011

This is from multiple cards, so some are shots that my son took while I was filming

Flying Heritage Collection 2012



FHC maintenance 2016

McChord AFB 2016

Flying Heritage Collection 2017





Flying Heritage Collection 2023


B-25J 44-31032 “Problem Child”

March AFB 2018


B-25J 44-86791

Yanks Air Museum, Chino 2018


B-25D 43-3318 “Grumpy”

Paine Field 2011

This gallery includes shots my son took while I was filming

Paine Field 2012

Aviation Day 2013

Aviation Day 2016

Historic Flight Foundation 2016

HFF, Paine Field 2017

Olympic Flight Museum 2018

HFF, Paine Field 2019


B-25D 41-29784 “Fertile Myrtle”

Patriots Point 2013

This was part of the Doolittle Raiders exhibit on board the USS Yorktown.


B-25J 44-86747 “Mitch The Witch II”

Palm Springs 2018


B-25J 44-31171

Imperial War Museum Duxford 2008

The first time I photographed this plane it was being displayed as 44-31171 a PBJ-1J of the United States Marine Corps

Imperial War Museum, Duxford 2019

When I photographed it again in 2019 it had been repainted to represent B-25J 43-4064 “Li’L Critter From the Moon” of the 488th Bomb Squadron, 340th Bomb Group of the USAAF’s Twelfth Air Force in the latter stages of World War Two.


B-25J 43-35972 “Maid in the Shade”

Paine Field 2011

CAF Mesa 2017

It was nice to discover the signature of our local Doolittle Raider Ed Saylor.

Museum of Flight 2023

Boeing Field 2023