OLD GLORY | B-25 MITCHEL
The North American B-25 Mitchell, a medium bomber, was introduced in 1941 and named in honor of Major General William “Billy” Mitchell, a pioneer of U.S. military aviation.
The daring April 1942 Doolittle Raid brought fame to the B-25 bomber. The Doolittle Raid’s B-25s were the only aircraft to bomb Tokyo until 1944, when B-29 Superfortresses began operating from the Mariana Islands. The B-25 bomber soldiered in every theater of war, excelling in multiple roles. Chiefly as a ground-attack aircraft later in the war, many remained in service, operating across four decades after the war ended.