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yuuppers
04-13-2010, 07:17 AM
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One of the largest gatherings of B-25 Mitchell bombers since World War II is set to take place as part of a tribute to the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders during their 68th reunion at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, April 16-18.

At least 20 aircraft from across the nation are scheduled to land on the runway behind the museum on the morning of April 17. The aircraft will then be placed on static display from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., for the public to get an up-close look at each plane and meet the pilots and crews.

On April 18 at 1 p.m., the aircraft will take-off and fly over the museum in a formation flight prior to the Doolittle Raiders Memorial Service in the museum's Memorial Park.

These outdoor reunion events are weather contingent and subject to change. (See the full reunion schedule including event times at http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/doolittle.asp).

Before and after the museum reunion events, the B-25s will stage out of Grimes Field in Urbana, Ohio, to practice formation flights, and will offer public rides and static displays.

For more information on the events at Grimes Field in Urbana, visit www.champaignaviationmuseum.org (http://www.champaignaviationmuseum.org).

On April 18, 1942, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan. These men, led by Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is located on Springfield Street, six miles northeast of downtown Dayton. It is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day). Admission and parking are free.

http://www.champaignaviationmuseum.org/

yuuppers
04-13-2010, 07:17 AM
Pinched from another bbs:

One of the largest gatherings of B-25 Mitchell bombers since World War II is set to take place as part of a tribute to the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders during their 68th reunion at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, April 16-18.

At least 20 aircraft from across the nation are scheduled to land on the runway behind the museum on the morning of April 17. The aircraft will then be placed on static display from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., for the public to get an up-close look at each plane and meet the pilots and crews.

On April 18 at 1 p.m., the aircraft will take-off and fly over the museum in a formation flight prior to the Doolittle Raiders Memorial Service in the museum's Memorial Park.

These outdoor reunion events are weather contingent and subject to change. (See the full reunion schedule including event times at http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/doolittle.asp).

Before and after the museum reunion events, the B-25s will stage out of Grimes Field in Urbana, Ohio, to practice formation flights, and will offer public rides and static displays.

For more information on the events at Grimes Field in Urbana, visit www.champaignaviationmuseum.org (http://www.champaignaviationmuseum.org).

On April 18, 1942, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan. These men, led by Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is located on Springfield Street, six miles northeast of downtown Dayton. It is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day). Admission and parking are free.

http://www.champaignaviationmuseum.org/

Zeus-cat
04-13-2010, 05:07 PM
Grimes Field is where the B-17 restoration takes place. I hope to get to see most of the B-25s when I work on the B-17 Thursday after work. They are supposed to start coming in tomorrow (Wednesday) and should all be there by some time on Thursday. Friday is practice day and I should be able to sneak over to the airport for some photos as the boss is on vacation that day.

If all that fails I plan on geting some photos Saturday.

yuuppers
04-13-2010, 07:27 PM
I bet most of you who looked at this thread thought you were going to see some B-25 pics. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Hopefully Zues-cat can get some for you, and me. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

AndyJWest
04-13-2010, 07:41 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Grimes Field is where the B-17 restoration takes place </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Talking of which, how's it coming on, Zeus-cat?

There may be an obvious answer, but why are there still so many flying B-25s about? Trying to get 20 of the same type of WWII warbird together would seem optimistic for almost anything except P-51s and B-25s, and I can see why so many P-51s were kept, whereas the B-25, though it is a nice plane, and played a significant part in the war, is hardly iconic. Just luck, or is there more to it?

Zeus-cat
04-13-2010, 08:21 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Talking of which, how's it coming on, Zeus-cat? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

We drilled a hole in the pilot's seat last week. And it only took five man hours to do it! Well, we started two more before the drill bit crapped out. Some weeks are like that.

AndyJWest
04-13-2010, 08:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Zeus-cat:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Talking of which, how's it coming on, Zeus-cat? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

We drilled a hole in the pilot's seat last week. And it only took five man hours to do it! Well, we started two more before the drill bit crapped out. Some weeks are like that. </div></BLOCKQUOTE> http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Yes, when the Gods allowed us to learn the secrets of metals, they insisted we pay the full price via the Hostility of Inanimate Objects...

Aluminium alloys always seem simple materials to work with, until you actually try. From my engineering days I learned that there were only two ways to weld aluminium to steel: (a) via a complex process involving clean rooms, inert gases and ludicrously large electric currents, or (b) trying to drill through a bit of plate without securing it properly - instant buzz-saw. I still have all my fingers, but this is mostly due to the drill bit fracturing and pinging the workpiece away from me. I think the Gods were in a good mood that day...

VF-17_Jolly
04-14-2010, 03:36 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AndyJWest:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Grimes Field is where the B-17 restoration takes place </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Talking of which, how's it coming on, Zeus-cat?

There may be an obvious answer, but why are there still so many flying B-25s about? Trying to get 20 of the same type of WWII warbird together would seem optimistic for almost anything except P-51s and B-25s, and I can see why so many P-51s were kept, whereas the B-25, though it is a nice plane, and played a significant part in the war, is hardly iconic. Just luck, or is there more to it? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Maybe this is why?

http://www.aerialcinematography.com/acrft_b25.html

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/cameraship.jpg

Zeus-cat
04-16-2010, 04:47 PM
I went to Grimes Field (Urbana, OH) last night (Thursday) and the place was packed with several thousand people. I took a few photos, but nothing great. At work during the day we could hear them fly over the building quite often. I saw a few, but never had my camera with me when the plane were close. We are not allowed to have cameras at work, so I couldn't walk around with it.

So I had my camera at work today and stuck it in a trash bag every time I walked past the guards. Even today we could hear a B-25 fly over every once in a while. I went out for a few walks and saw single B-25s fly over. I was hoping to catch a pair together. On one walk around the parking lot I saw a pair of aircraft, but they were over the other end otf town. A few minutes later they were acloser and I realized that they were not B-25s, but the pair of P-51s that were due to arrive.

Later in the morning I finally saw what I was hoping to see. Actually, more than I expected. Three B-25s and a pair of escorting P-51s.

These have been heavily cropped and then compressed.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/Zeus-cat/IMG_2786A.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/Zeus-cat/IMG_2773A.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/Zeus-cat/IMG_2755A.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/Zeus-cat/IMG_2751A.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/Zeus-cat/IMG_2749A.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/Zeus-cat/IMG_2748A.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/Zeus-cat/IMG_2747A.jpg


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Choctaw111
04-16-2010, 05:46 PM
My good friend and fellow American Legion member is taking part in this.
He works for the Mid Atlantic Air Museum and flew out in their B25 a couple days ago.
I am going to hear all about it when he gets back. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif