Edwards AFB Flight Test Nation 2009
B-25J Mitchell "Pacific Prowler"


This is the North American B-25 Mitchell. Made famous by the Doolittle Tokyo Raid, the Mitchell is the only aircraft made before or since that was named for an individual. William "Billy" Mitchell was a very vocal advocate for air power. He was also an innovator of air tactics. This B-25 was built in 1944, accepted into USAAF service in 1945 and went into storage because of the war's end. It flew as an VIP transport for the Air Force from 1949 until 1958. It was salvaged after a bad landing before being purchased by Tallmantz Aviation in 1962. This airplane has been featured in many films as either part of the movie, or being a photo ship for it. The movies this airplane were in include Catch-22 and the Memphis Belle (1989). Today, it is owned by the John L. Terry Heritage Foundation.










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