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Re enactments of the Doolittle raiders of 1942
« on: June 23, 2009, 01:28:24 AM »
"This is...the B-25J In the Mood on take off from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) off the coast of California during Fleet Week of October 1995. Bill Klaers and Alan Wojciak were the pilots."



B-25 "Heavenly Body" and "In the Mood" stand ready for launch on the flight deck
of the carrier U.S.S. Ranger (CV-61) in San Diego Bay. In April 1992,
"Heavenly Body" was the first B-25 in fifty years to fly from the deck of an aircraft carrier.



Jimmy Doolittle leads the first of sixteen B-25B Mitchell bombers were launched from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet 18th April 1942



B-25 aircraft of the Doolittle Raid

In order of launching, the 16 aircraft were:

AAF serial #    Nickname    Sqdn    Target    Pilot    Disposition

40-2344       34th BS    Tokyo    Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle    crashed N Chuchow, China
40-2292       37th BS    Tokyo    Lt. Travis Hoover    crashed-landed Ningpo, China
40-2270    Whiskey Pete    95th BS    Tokyo    Lt. Robert M. Gray    crashed SE Chuchow, China
40-2282       95th BS    Tokyo    Lt. Everett W. Holstrom    crashed SE Shangjao, China
40-2283       95th BS    Tokyo    Capt. David M. Jones    crashed SW Chuchow, China
40-2298    The Green Hornet    95th BS    Tokyo    Lt. Dean E. Hallmark    ditched at sea Wenchu, China
40-2261    The Ruptured Duck    95th BS    Tokyo    Lt. Ted W. Lawson    ditched at sea Shangchow, China
40-2242       95th BS    Tokyo    Capt. Edward J. York    interned Primorsky Krai, Siberia
40-2303    Whirling Dervish    34th BS    Tokyo    Lt. Harold F. Watson    crashed S Nanchang, China
40-2250       89th RS    Tokyo    Lt. Richard O. Joyce    crashed NE Chuchow, China
40-2249    Hari Kari-er    89th RS    Yokohama    Capt. C. Ross Greening    crashed NE Chuchow, China
40-2278    Fickle Finger of Fate    37th BS    Yokohama    Lt. William M. Bower    crashed NE Chuchow, China
40-2247    The Avenger    37th BS    Yokosuka    Lt. Edgar E. McElroy    crashed N Nanchang, China
40-2297       89th RS    Nagoya    Maj. John A. Hilger    crashed SE Shangjao, China
40-2267    TNT    89th RS    Kobe    Lt. Donald G. Smith    ditched at sea Shangchow, China
40-2268    Bat Out of Hell    34th BS    Nagoya    Lt. William G. Farrow    crashed S Ningpo, China
« Last Edit: June 23, 2009, 01:32:26 AM by AVIATOR »

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Re: Re enactments of the Doolittle raiders of 1942
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2009, 06:32:58 AM »
This is in the Air Force Museum at Dasyton, Ohio, USA!

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Re: Re enactments of the Doolittle raiders of 1942
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2009, 06:34:14 AM »
DAYTON-- excuse me!!

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Re: Re enactments of the Doolittle raiders of 1942
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2009, 02:50:10 PM »
This is in the Air Force Museum at Dasyton, Ohio, USA!

OK, I'll bite, what is it?

 



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