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Showing posts with label North American B-25 Mitchell. Show all posts
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Saturday, 30 November 2019

[BAPA News] Help !!! Latest news 20191129: Upper turret Bendix for the Mitchell

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Latest news
News 20191129: Upper turret Bendix for the Mitchell
Dear readers,

Great news, we found an extremely rare piece for our B-25: an authentic Bendix A-9 upper turret.

As you know we have the plexiglass dome since the filming of the Catch 22 serie. But to date, in spite of diligent research for several years, it is the only turret that we found which is in a  acceptable conservation state.

As nothing is perfect, this turret is in Australia and it is a bit like everything about our B-25, incomplete but restorable. This turret is particularly interesting because it has one of two ammunition boxes in good condition, which is almost impossible to find.

We are raising funds to buy this turret, bring it back to Belgium and start collecting the missing components and putting it back in good condition.

If you want to participate to this project, help us collect the 5.400 US$ needed : make a donation via the Fondation Roi Baudouin, bank account BE10 0000 0000 0004 04 with the structural communication ***128/2714/00065***.
Any donation of more than 40 euro will be subject to a tax deduction

To participate in this crazy project click here

Chers lecteurs, chères lectrices

Bonne nouvelle, nous avons trouvé une pièce extrêmement rare pour notre B-25: une authentique tourelle dorsale Bendix A-9.

Comme vous le savez, nous possédons déjà le dôme en plexiglas depuis le tournage de la série Catch 22. Mais à ce jour, malgré plusieurs années de recherches assidues, force est de constater que cette pièce est la seule tourelle trouvée dans un état de conservation acceptable.

Comme rien n'est parfait, cette tourelle se trouve en Australie et ressemble un peu à notre B-25, incomplète mais restaurable. Cette tourelle est particulièrement intéressante car elle possède l'une des deux boîtes de munitions en bon état, ce qui est presque impossible à trouver.

Nous collectons des fonds pour acheter cette tourelle, la ramener en Belgique et commencer la collecte des composants manquants et à les remettre en bon état.

Si vous souhaitez participer à ce projet, aidez-nous à recueillir les 5.400 $US nécessaires: faites un don via la Fondation Roi Baudouin, compte bancaire BE10 0000 0000 0004 04 avec la communication structurelle *** 128/2714/00065 ***.
Tout don de plus de 40 euros fera l'objet d'une déduction fiscale

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Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Voices From the Past | Mitchell Ops on D-Day

Voices From the Past | Mitchell Ops on D-Day
On D-Day (5/6 June) 98 Sqn were to attack railway lines and the airfield near Caen with 1000lb bombs. Lorne MacFarlane was flying Mitchell Mk.II FW253 "F"…
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Wednesday, 4 July 2018

[Motion picture] Catch-22 Remake, Warbirds Over Sardinia

Catch-22 Remake, Warbirds Over Sardinia
After a more than seventy year absence, the breathtakingly beautiful island of Sardinia is once again echoing to the clattering roar of R-2600 radial engines. Sardinia, a semi-autonomous region of Italy in the Mediterranean Sea, is hosting a small …
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Sunday, 11 June 2017

[] : B-25 Mitchell Mk.II/III in RAF Service

B-25 Mitchell Mk.II/III in RAF Service
This set contains markings for: 1. Mitchell Mk.II, FV-905, No.226 Sq. RAF 2. Mitchell Mk.II, FW-111, No.226 Sq. RAF 3. Mitchell Mk.II, FV-938, No.98 Sq. RAF 4. Mitchell Mk.II, FW-189, No.98 Sq
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Saturday, 6 May 2017

[Vintage_and_Warbirds_Pictures] Mitchell Monday (Final)

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VIRIN: 100417-F-2907C-1000
Multiple photos were combined to make a panorama of the 17 B-25 Mitchells from across the nation that participated in a formation flyover during the Doolittle Raiders' 68th reunion at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on April 17, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Lance Cheung/Released)
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VIRIN: 100418-F-2907C-144
Heat waves from the ground creates a mirage effect on the view of 17 B-25 Mitchells at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force as they get ready to take off for a formation flyover prior to the Doolittle Raiders Memorial Service in the museum's Memorial Park on April 18, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lance Cheung/Released)
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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

[Naval Aviation Museum Foundation] : Museum Enews - April 2017

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From: Naval Aviation Museum Foundation

Doolittle Raid Replica B-25 on Display

The Museum's B-25 Mitchell was recently restored in the markings of the airplane flown by Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle. He led the "Doolittle Raiders" off the flight deck of the USS Hornet (CV-8) carrier to bomb Japan on April 18,1942. The restored B-25 is now on display outside the Museum's atrium.

Museum Foundation Symposium: "Power Projection in the 21st Century"

The National Naval Aviation Museum opens its doors for another exciting glimpse into the history and future of Naval Aviation at the Museum Foundation's Annual Symposium, May 10-12. The three-day event will feature a golf tournament on Wed., May 10, followed by panels and special events on Thurs., May 11, and Fri., May 12. Panels are free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

Blue Angel Practice Dates

The Blue Angels will conduct practice sessions starting at 11:30 a.m. most Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the 2017 season. The public is invited to view the practices from the Museum Flight Line. Following most Wednesday practices, members of the Blue Angels visit the Museum to meet fans and sign autographs. Click here to view Blue Angels practice schedule.
April dates: 25, 26*
May dates: 2, 3*, 9, 10*, 16, 17, 30, 31

*Autographs in the Blue Angels Atrium following practice.

New Naval Air Station Entrance

In order to align NAS Pensacola with security directives issued by the Secretary of the Navy, the air station commanding officer has directed that all visitors to the National Naval Aviation Museum, Fort Barrancas and Pensacola Lighthouse who do not possess a Department of Defense identification card or are unescorted by the holder of a Department of Defense identification card, will be required to enter the installation via the West Gate located off Blue Angel Parkway. Click here for directions.

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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Sunday, 8 January 2017

[Book] Mitchell Masterpieces Vol.1


  • ISBN
  • : 978-90-8616-236-9
  • Taal
  • : GB
  • Formaat
  • : 220 x 285
  • Aantal pagina's
  • : 160
  • Bindwijze
  • : Gebonden
  • Release datum
  • : 02-2017
  • Auteur
  • Wim Nijenhuis

Mitchell Masterpieces Vol.1

An illustrated history of paint jobs on B-25s in U.S. service


This book is an illustrated history of paint jobs on the North American B-25 Mitchell in service of the United States armed forces. It is a never before published overview of the various paintings of the B-25s, which have flown in the different U.S. units all over the world. The airplanes were mostly standard painted in camouflage colours in the factories, whether or not suited for the operational area where they were employed. Thereafter, in the field, often operational and/or personal markings were applied, and primarily nose art was very 

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

[] Book : B-25 in RAF Squadron

 Squadrons! No 16 : The North American Mitchell, The Dutch, French and Poles  9782918590989

Squadrons! No 16 : The North American Mitchell, The Dutch, French and Poles (RAF in Combat 9782918590989)
€ 15.99
EU: incl. tax € 16.95

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Video B-25

British Footage Of Bomber Assaults, 1943

by United States. Navy

Published October 1943
Usage Public Domain Mark 1.0
Topics WWIIA-20 bomberB-25 bomberWorld War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial OperationsAmerican Red CrossWorld War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- FranceBombing, AerialWorld War, 1939-1945Doughnuts

Naval Photographic Center film #8343 British Footage Of Bomber Assaults, 1943. National Archives description: "1) Ground pan view of parked B-25s.
2) CU Cameraman climbing up into plane.
3) GV B-25s taking off.
4) GV Formations of planes in air.
5) AV Target being hit by exploding bombs.
6) LS Hit B-25 falling towards ground with smoke trails. (Excellent shot.)
7) Title: Fighting FRANCE.
9) LS British pilots standing around at British airfield eating donuts, drinking coffee from Red Cross van.
10) GV Fighting French planes and pilots climbing into their planes in preparation for their raid.
11) GV Bombers taxiing out from parking spaces.
12) A-20s taking off. (Free French insignia on planes.)
13) MS Low-flying A-20 passing over fields and trees.
14) Excellent shot of two A-20s flying low over water showing white cliffs of England in BG.
15) CU Coast of France as plane approaches it.
16) GV Formations of A-20s flying low over ground.
17) AV Exploding bomb, smoke rising.
National Archives Identifier: 78449
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Run time 7 minutes 53 seconds
Producer United States. Navy
Audio/Visual silent, black & white
Language English

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

[] Coming Soon : Book : Squadrons! No 16 : The North American Mitchell, The Dutch, French and Poles

Squadrons! No 16 : The North American Mitchell, The Dutch, French and Poles
The Mitchell was one of the major medium bombers of the Second World War. It was operated by many air forces during the war including the RAF. The RAF received about 900 Mitchells among them some Mitc
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Saturday, 28 May 2016

Video: "North American B25 EN VOL"


Images réalisées en vol dans le B25 de Monsieur Christian Amara au meeting commémorant le débarquement à Caen en 2010.
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