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World War II American Bombers: North American B-25 Mitchell

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This twin-engine bomber served the United States well during World War II, serving in the Pacific and Mediterranean theaters.

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B-25 Mitchell bombers led by Lt Colonel James Doolittle managed America’s first attack on Japan, taking off from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet and bombing several targets in Tokyo and other Japanese cities.

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According to the EAA Museum website the B-25 when fitted with a 75mm cannon was the first plane ever to carry artillery.

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Over 10,000 B-25s were produced.

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One primary use of the B-25 involved flying in low, ensuring accuracy of the strike.  Using this technique the bombs would be fitted with parachutes so the bombs wouldn’t strike the ground too soon and damage the plane.

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Another technique employed by B-25 crews involved skip-bombing.  The bombers would fly in low over the sea and skip their bombs across the water and into enemy ships, the same way you would skip a stone across water.

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Arguably the best medium bomber of World War II this warplane can be found at the EAA Airventure Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

For more information please see: B-25 Mitchell

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