There are not many B-25 Mitchell Bombers still flying. Most of the surviving WWII planes are on static displays in museums, so seeing one in the air is fantastic. This Houston Chronicle story is accompanied by a one minute video showing the plane flying around the City of Houston.
The 23rd annual Wings Over Houston airshow takes to the skies on the weekend of Oct. 6-7 at Ellington Field. Gates open at 8 a.m. both days for static displays. Aerial performances begin about 10 a.m.
A feature this year commemorates the April 18, 1942, raid led by U.S. Army Air Corps Lt. Col. James A Doolittle.
Doolittle led 80 aviators — including 13 Texans — in 16 B-25 bombers from the USS Hornet to attack targets in Japan and then crash-land in route to China.
Lone Star Flight Museum has received permission to repaint its B-25 Mitchell bomber in a flying tribute to mark the 65th anniversary of the Doolittle Raiders
I won’t take time in this post to tell you about the Doolittle Raiders, but it is a truly inspiring story. Another tidbit for you: Deborah was a founding member of the National B-25 Preservation Group based in Pampa, Texas. Pampa was home to an Army Air Field during the war, and the town has special affection for the B-25.
Make sure to hit the full screen mode while watching the video, the B-25 looks much better in the larger format.