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B-25B Mitchell USAAF 17th BG, Jimmy Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, #40-2344 - Richard Cole Signature Edition 

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B-25B Mitchell USAAF 17th BG, Jimmy Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, #40-2344 - Richard Cole Signature Edition
World War II

Historical Note:


*** Signed by Co-Pilot Richard Cole!

Richard Eugene Cole (September 7, 1915 – April 9, 2019) was a United States Air Force colonel. During World War II, he was one of the airmen who took part in the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo, Japan, on April 18, 1942. He served as the co-pilot to Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle in the lead airplane of the raid by sixteen B-25 bombers, which for the first time took off from an aircraft carrier on a bombing mission.

Cole remained in China after the raid until June 1943, and served again in the China Burma India Theater from October 1943 until June 1944. He later served as operations advisor to the Venezuelan Air Force from 1959 to 1962. He retired from the Air Force in 1966 and became the last living Doolittle Raider in 2016.

About the B-25:

The North American B-25 Mitchell was an American twin-enginedmedium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation. It was used by many Allied air forces, in every theater of World War II, as well as many other air forces after the war ended, and saw service across four decades.

The B-25 was named in honor of General Billy Mitchell, a pioneer of U.S. military aviation. By the end of its production, nearly 10,000 B-25s in numerous models had been built. These included a few limited variations, such as the United States Navy's and Marine Corps' PBJ-1patrol bomber and the United States Army Air Forces' F-10 photo reconnaissance aircraft.

Info: B-25B Mitchell USAAF 17th BG Tokyo Raiders, #40-2344, Jimmy Doolittle and Richard Cole, USS Hornet, Doolittle Raid, April 18th 1942, Signature Edition

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How to Fly the North American B-25 "Mitchell" Medium Bomber (Restored 1944) (22:01)
This is the film used to train pilots on how to fly the North American B-25 Mitchell during World War 2 . The Navy Department produced it for use by all services. Named after Billy Mitchell, the controversial pioneer of heavy bombing, this is the plane that Jimmy Doolittle chose to fly off the deck of carrier Hornet for the dramatic raid on Tokyo. Extremely versatile, the North American B-'25 was the US's most produced medium bomber, fighting in all theaters and exported to virtually all Allied air forces. An effective level bomber, it could also be equipped with a multitude of additional machine guns, rockets, and even a 75mm canon, for low level ground attack. "After watching Spencer Tracy roar off the deck in "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo," I became a B-25 fan!" Zeno, Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com Don't miss our B-25 DVD with two more videos & 95-page B-25 pilot's manual: http://bit.ly/HUzHnT Visit our aviation DVD store at http://www.zenosflightshop.com for the World's largest selection of World War 2 & vintage jet aircraft aviation videos.
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  1. owning a piece of history 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Apr 2017

    this is one superb model and a pice of historyi got the sign version of the model, it is sign by doolittles co-pilot ,the last of the raiders still alive.the plane is beautifully detailed in all respects.and since this is the75th anniversary of the raid ,this model makes more meaning full! a 5 star model and a piece of history too, it does not get any better!