North American B-25H 'Mitchell'

  Manufacturer:North American
  Base model:B-25
  Equivalent to: PBJ-1H
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1924-Present
  Basic role:Bomber
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  Length: 51' 0" 15.5 m
  Height:15' 9" 4.8 m
  Wingspan: 67' 7" 20.6 m
  Gross Weight: 36,042 lb 16,346 kg
  Max Weight: 36,045 lb 16,346 kg

  Powerplant: Wright R-2600-13
  Horsepower (each): 1700

  Range: 1,350 miles 2,173 km
  Max Speed: 275 mph 442 km/h 238 kt
  Ceiling: 23,800 ft 7,253 m

Known serial numbers
43-4105 / 43-4404, 43-4405 / 43-4704, 43-4705 / 43-5104

Examples of this type may be found at
New England Air MuseumWindsor LocksConnecticut
USAF History and Traditions MuseumSan AntonioTexas

B-25H on display

New England Air Museum


Recent comments by our visitors
 Richard S Allen
 San Diego, CA
My father, Richard E Allen, was a member of the Ringer Squadron (a bombardier navigator). He survived the war and brought home the Air Metal, Distinguished Flying Cross, and Purple Heart. I am happy to say he just celebrated his 94th birthday and is very healthy and drives to work every day. We have him on audiotape and video tape recounting his war stories. I have some photos and mementos I would be happy to share with anyone interested. I will be contacting him tomorrow to see if he knew any of the individuals mentioned below.
10/27/2014 @ 23:30 [ref: 68726]
 brad olson
 ames, IA
tim Irwin I also had a dad on the Wabash cannonball,ringer squadron.he was a navigator and bombardier.he won the dfc and air medal and I was wondering what for.
03/25/2014 @ 12:36 [ref: 68443]
 brad olson
 ames, IA
tim Irwin I also had a dad on the Wabash cannonball,ringer squadron.he was a navigator and bombardier.he won the dfc and air medal and I was wondering what for.
03/25/2014 @ 12:36 [ref: 68442]
 brad olson
 ames,ia, IA
my dad Harold Sherman olson was a bomadier and navigator on the Wabash cannonball of ringer squadron and won the dfc.i was interested what it was for. he passed away long ago.
03/25/2014 @ 12:29 [ref: 68441]
 K Bullock
 , TX
For JC Trent, My uncle John McGhee was a gunner on a B25 that was part of the Ringer Squadron. Unfortunately he was killed on 4/2/1945 when his aircraft crash landed 10 miles from their base. I only have one picture of him and would be grateful if perhaps in your album you may have another. Thanks for posting the info.

Kevin Bullock
10/10/2012 @ 08:16 [ref: 67294]
 Chris Ley
 Woodstock, GA, GA
My dad, Captain Paul J. Ley, 14th Air Force, 191st Ringer Squadron, also piloted the Wabash Cannonball and some others during the Asian Pacific conflicts in WWII.
Dad passed away last night, November 10, 2011 at the age of 95, in my sister Betsy's home in St. Louis, MO. Dad was surrounded by family and loved ones and went peacefully in his sleep. Dad had many memories to share (reluctantly) about his brave crewmen, his harrowing experiences and the remarkable B25 war machine.
His death, on the eve of Veterans Day, was an exclamation point to the service of the many men and women who serve our country. A rough quote of George Patton says something like this "...it's wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that they lived!" Dad was a true patriot and utterly fearless in the face of so much death and destruction. He will be missed and we know we will see him soon. It's a great day to fly off into "the Wild Blue Yonder, Flying High into the Sky!" Captain Ley...carry on...
11/11/2011 @ 13:06 [ref: 50156]
 Gary Fitton
 , TX
As kids my brother and I used to play on the New england Air Museums B-25H "Dog Daize" when she was sitting derlict at Mercer County Airport in the 1960's. Her serial number is 43-4999 and she was an also ex Domincan Air Force Bomber #2503
12/06/2009 @ 20:01 [ref: 25395]
 james cooley
 colorado springs,, CO
I got to see BARBIE III on saturday sept. 6th. man it was cool. It flew down from Denver and gave some retired military folks a ride and there is nothing like those old piston driven propellers. It was an awesome sight and I hope these foundations will continue to come around here and show-off there cool aircraft.
09/09/2008 @ 10:02 [ref: 22640]
 John Trent
 Marietta, GA
My dad was a B-25 pilot in the Ringer Squadron, based in Yangkai, China during WWII.
I have an old squadron book named "China Adventure" published by his squadron, with old crew photos, if anybody is interested in doing any research on family members in the squadron.
My dad,Walter Trent flew the "Wabash Cannonball", (among other B-25's there), whose photo is posted on this site...thanks for that great picture! This B-25 is pictured in the squadron book with various crews in front of her, as well as all the C.O.'s and officers there.
Max Radovitch was a bombardier in the crew of Lt. Francis Strom, according to the crew's picture, along with Sgts. Swenson, Ross and Josserand.

Best regards,

JC Trent

02/23/2008 @ 13:09 [ref: 19750]
 John E. Drews
 Adrian, MI
My experience with BarbieIII was on July 5 2002. While watching golf on that Sunday afternoon my wife and I heard a very loud noise. It happened to be BarbieIII flying over my house with the right engine feathered. We got in the car and drove to the airport. Drove down the taxiway to the end of the runway. There sat BarbieIII dripping with oil on the right engine, an oil line had come apart and was losing oil so they had to shut the engine down. We gave the guys a ride to the airport office to make phone calls and let the control tower at Toledo Express airport know that they were all right. We talked about the experience and took some pictures. I would like to send them to you, but I don't have an address.
I thought you were coming to Thunder over Michigan this year but I see your name crossed off the list of B-25's that will be appearing. I would sure like to see you guys again.

John E. Drews
04/04/2007 @ 06:43 [ref: 16083]


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