North American B-25 'Mitchell'
|  Manufacturer:||North American
|  Base model:||B-25|
|  Designation System:||U.S. Air Force|
|  Designation Period:||1924-Present|
|  Basic role:||Bomber|
|  See Also:|
|  Length:|| 54' 1"|| 16.4 m|
|  Height:||14' 10"|| 4.5 m|
|  Wingspan:|| 67' 6"|| 20.5 m|
|  Gross Weight:|| 27,308 lb|| 12,384 kg|
|  No. of Engines:|| 2|
|  Powerplant:|| Wright R-2600-9|
|  Horsepower (each):|| 1350|
|  Range:|| 2,000 miles|| 3,220 km|
|  Max Speed:|| 322 mph|| 518 km/h|| 280 kt|
|  Ceiling:|| 30,000 ft|| 9,143 m|
Known serial numbers
Examples of this type may be found at
B-25 on display
American Airpower Museum
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Recent comments by our visitors
| Mary Booher|
| When I lived in Aspen, Colorado in the early 80's, I worked for the Unicorn Balloon company as crew. I decided I want to fly the balloons and started going for my license. One day a friend asked me if I'd like to go to lunch in Telluride, Colorado as he had a Cessna 172 and they had just opened the airport in Telluride. I said "Sure!" It was the first time I had been in a small plane. I was 25 years old.
When we returned back to Aspen, I knew I had to do that. Fly airplanes. Several months l;ater, he and I flew that Cessna 172 to Alaska. Severla years later, still living in Alaska, I bought my first airplane and hired someone to teach me how to fly it.
Last week, I was invited to fly in the B25, Pacific Prowler to Reno. It had been at our fly-in in Montrose, Colorado, on display and giving rides. I said "Sure" When we landed in Reno, after getting to fly it left seat, I felt just like I did 23 years ago! I have to fly this plane.
Every since, I have been researching the B25's
There is one for sale right now!! Looking for investors to help start a foundation and buy a this B25 and fly it to shows and let the people have the experience I have had. To get close to and fly in a part of history.
Please contact me if you know of any investors that would be interested.
09/28/2009 @ 18:30 [ref: 25144]
| H. Court Young|
| I wanted to notify your visitors about a new book on the market entitled "The Orphan Boy, A Love Affair with Mining." This book details the life of my dad, Herbert T. Young, who after coming home from flying B-25s in the Pacific Theater in WWII followed his passion for life and mining in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
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04/20/2008 @ 06:02 [ref: 20628]
| Kurt A. Hengelbrok|
| Thank you for maintaining the website, it's terrific.
My dad was a navigator/bombardier aboard a B-25 with the 77th Bombardment Squadron in Alaska during the war,his name was William C. Hengelbrok. Please contact me if you have any information concerning his squadron. Thanks again.
Kurt A. Hengelbrok
03/18/2007 @ 19:56 [ref: 15941]
| R. A. Couk|
| I was a pilot in the 17th and flew with Capt. Young as his co-pilot on my first mission.After a few missions with him I returned to my crew and after 73 total missions ended up in the Philippines.Was disqualified for further combat flying and made it back to the States.
Would like to hear from any one from the 17th.
417-483-8748 or 417-483-8805 or 417-623-8456
Mail: 731 Plaza Dr.
Joplin, Mo. 64804
09/16/2006 @ 16:48 [ref: 14182]
| Aaron Robinson|
| Sometime in the 1950s a B-25 Mitchell Bomber crashed in the Pitt Lake area, which is in Vancouver, Canada. While approaching Sea Island Airport the bomber got caught in a snowstorm. The ice rain of the storm caused the flaps to freeze up, and the pilots were not able to control the elevation. The B-25 crashed into a mountain and all persons aboard died. The wreckage was covered in ice and snow after the crash. |
04/04/2006 @ 11:50 [ref: 13033]
| Deane Schulze|
santa rosa, CA
| My Cousin was a navigator on a B-25 which crashed in the evening of 2-2-43.
Great website; http://www.wp21.com/b25crash/index.htm
03/06/2002 @ 02:43 [ref: 4461]
| H. Court Young|
| We visited your web page and thought that we would notify you of a CD-ROM about the B-25 that we published entitled:
Strike, A Tribute to the Fighting 17th
For more information visit our web site:
H. Court Young
11/16/2000 @ 16:35 [ref: 1051]
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