75 years ago today, a US fleet of B-25s attacked Tokyo, Japan in what is known as the Doolittle Raid.
I recently attended the event which commemorated this raid. The event was held at Urbana Municipal Airport - Grimes Field (named after the former aircraft lighting company) in Urbana, Ohio. This event was a fly-in of about 14 B-25s, they offered rides and the whole airport was open for the public to wonder around. The B-25s flew from Urbana to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (the former Wright Field which is now used for events like this, and is located next to the US Air Force Museum). Although I did not get to ride in one of the B-25s, I got some really cool videos and pictures.
Barbie III (close up)
Of the 80 crew members of the raid , only one still lives today. He was Col. Doolittle’s co-pilot and is 101 years old.
@Rodney_Buckland is correct, the B-24’s have 2 propellers on each side :).
I knew I was gonna mess that up! I’m very sorry!
Looks nice! Very proud of our country & these planes are great.
Yeah the museum there is in the process of restoring one, I think I was thinking of that…
Very cool! Nice post nonetheless!
Lol it’s my history nerd kicking in. Cool pics tho! I love the story of the Doolittle Raid
(Salutes) Those brave men who risked getting shot down pushed on and stud triumphant!
sean doolittle must be proud…
I might sound like an idiot, but who’s that?
He’s a pitcher for the Oakland A’s I believe :).
Oh baseball lol. Yeah that’s not my sport.
Haha same, I stick to basketball.
hes a close for the oakland athletics and is related to jimmy doolittle, the person that lead the first attack of the doolittle raid
The B-25 is my third favourite WW2 bomber after the B-29 and B-17 of course, Does Barbie III have a 75mm?
Not on the nose, but there were some that had like 8 guns mounted to the nose. Looked ridiculous!
Wow great pictures, what an opportunity to see 14 of them in the same place!
@David_Lockwood It was one of the coolest things I have ever seen! I just wish I would have rode in one. 😞