B-25 Mitchell Medium Bomber
The North American B-25 Mitchell medium bomber gained fame when it was used to
bomb Tokyo, the first U.S. counterblow against a Japanese city after Pearl
Harbor, a huge boost to American morale and a taste of things to come for Japan.
On 18 April 1942 Lt. Colonel James Doolittle led a flight of sixteen B-25B
bombers, stripped of defensive guns and given extra fuel tanks to extend their
range. They took off from a carrier at sea, the USS Hornet (CV-8), with only a
few hundred feet of deck to gain speed, an unprecedented feat. After dropping
bombs on Tokyo, the B-25s continued west. One crew went to Vladivostok, the
other 15 proceeded to the coast of China. Eighty crew members flew in the
Doolittle Raid, 64 returned to fight again.
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Original manual (1944) for the B-25 Mitchell Bomber (AAF)
Includes location and operation of controls and all systems involved in
the duties and responsibilities of the Commander and crew. Includes a
foreword, history of the Mitchell Bomber B-25, procedures, landing,
forced landings & bailouts, etc.
View: Original North American B-25 Mitchell Pilot Training Manual
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Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions
for the B-25J (Navy PBJ-1J - British model Mitchell III)
Original Pilots Flight Operating Instructions manual (1944) with
photos, systems diagrams, performance charts, procedures etc. This
Flight Operating manual taught transitioning pilots everything they
needed to know before entering the cockpit.
The North American B-25
Mitchell was one of the best-known medium bombers of WWII, honored for its use in the Jimmy Doolittle Tokyo Raid
on Japan in 1942 and its participation in every major theater of the
View: North American B-25 Mitchell Bomber Pilot's Flight Operating Manual