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A Dozen B-25s In One Video! Warbird Shows Don’t Get Much Better Than This

Several of the North American B-25 Mitchells At Oshkosh Have Starred In Movies Too

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A sound similar to what Doolittle heard.

Anyone who attended EAA AirVenture 2017 in Oshkosh will tell you that warbird action at the event was absolutely top-notch. Everything from trainers to fighters to bombers; from jets to props; from every era was in attendance and many of them flew during the daily warbird shows. North American B-25 Mitchell bomber warbirds are always at Oshkosh in droves, and this year was no exception. With the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo taking place in 2017 it actually would have been a surprise if they weren’t. There are more than a dozen B-25s shown in this HD video uploaded by YouTuber airailimages. Enjoy the sights and sounds of B-25s over Wisconsin!

There are about 35 airworthy B-25s on the planet today. Many of them saw service in World War II, and nearly half of them were also used during the filming of the 1970 Paramount movie “Catch 22” in Mexico during the late 1960s. B-25s (and Navy and Marine Corps PBJs) also starred in the Paramount movie “In Harm’s Way” (1965), Warner Brothers’ “Forever Young” (1992), Columbia’s “Hanover Street” (1979), Touchstone’s “Pearl Harbor” (2001), and the cult classic CBS Friday Night Movie “Sole Survivor” (1970) among a host of others. A B-25 was also used as a primary aerial photography platform for the blockbuster United Artists film “Battle of Britain” (1969).

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Written by Bill Walton

Bill Walton

Bill Walton is a life-long aviation enthusiast and expert in aircraft recognition. As a teenager Bill helped his engineer father build an award-winning T-18 homebuilt airplane in their Wisconsin basement. Bill is a freelance writer, an avid sailor, engineer, announcer, husband, father, uncle, mentor, coach, and Navy veteran. Bill lives north of Houston TX with his wife and son under the approach path to KDWH runway 17R, which means they get to look up at a lot of airplanes. A very good thing.

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