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B-25 Fly In - Air Force Museum, Dayton Ohio


One of the largest gatherings of B-25 Mitchell bombers since World War II is set to take place as part of a tribute to the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders during their 68th reunion at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, April 16-18.

At least 20 aircraft from across the nation are scheduled to land on the runway behind the museum on the morning of April 17. The aircraft will then be placed on static display from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., for the public to get an up-close look at each plane and meet the pilots and crews.

On April 18 at 1 p.m., the aircraft will take-off and fly over the museum in a formation flight prior to the Doolittle Raiders Memorial Service in the museum's Memorial Park.

These outdoor reunion events are weather contingent and subject to change. (See the full reunion schedule including event times at http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/doolittle.asp).

Before and after the museum reunion events, the B-25s will stage out of Grimes Field in Urbana, Ohio, to practice formation flights, and will offer public rides and static displays.

For more information on the events at Grimes Field in Urbana, visit www.champaignaviationmuseum.org.

On April 18, 1942, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan. These men, led by Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is located on Springfield Street, six miles northeast of downtown Dayton. It is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day). Admission and parking are free.

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    Re:B-25 Fly In - Air Force Museum, Dayton Ohio 2010/03/16 09:26:03 (permalink)
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    One of the largest gatherings of B-25 Mitchell bombers since World War II is set to take place as part of a tribute to the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders during their 68th reunion at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, April 16-18.

    At least 20 aircraft from across the nation are scheduled to land on the runway behind the museum on the morning of April 17. The aircraft will then be placed on static display from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., for the public to get an up-close look at each plane and meet the pilots and crews.

    On April 18 at 1 p.m., the aircraft will take-off and fly over the museum in a formation flight prior to the Doolittle Raiders Memorial Service in the museum's Memorial Park.

    These outdoor reunion events are weather contingent and subject to change. (See the full reunion schedule including event times at http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/doolittle.asp).

    Before and after the museum reunion events, the B-25s will stage out of Grimes Field in Urbana, Ohio, to practice formation flights, and will offer public rides and static displays.

    For more information on the events at Grimes Field in Urbana, visit www.champaignaviationmuseum.org.

    On April 18, 1942, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan. These men, led by Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.

    The National Museum of the United States Air Force is located on Springfield Street, six miles northeast of downtown Dayton. It is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day). Admission and parking are free.

     
    Take Pictures ! Wish I was closer. I guess "Yellow Rose" will be there? It's based 15 miles from me at San Marcos, TX. It's amazing how these planes are kept up after all these years, I got my photo taken in front of Yellow Rose in the 70's. 

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    Re:B-25 Fly In - Air Force Museum, Dayton Ohio 2010/03/18 16:20:53 (permalink)
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    In addition to my volunteering on Friday am, I plan on spending time at the museum all three days including the public concert on Saturday evening.
     
    In addition to my digital camera, have also borrowed a digital camcorder ... plan to end up with a DVD as I don't think this type of event will ever be seen again ... 
     
    Hopefully the weather will co-operate for the flyover.

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    Re:B-25 Fly In - Air Force Museum, Dayton Ohio, Doolittle legacy lives 2010/04/18 23:54:04 (permalink)
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    Found a great piece by the Dayton News today on the four veterans attending of the surviving eight Doolittle Raiders,
     
     http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/doolittle-legacy-lives-on-658579.html 
     
      
     
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    Re:B-25 Fly In - Air Force Museum, Dayton Ohio, Doolittle legacy lives 2010/04/19 09:22:30 (permalink)
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    Thanks for adding the link ... I was there all 3 days .. Met the crew of "Pacific Princess" at the museum on Friday while volunteering .. they wanted a copy of the 381st short video I did of my cousin Frank's 8mm films .. took it over on Saturday while they planes where on static display and they let myself and my son go inside their B-25 for a look ..

    One of my own created Doolittle neckties ended up with Col. Cole, the Co-Pilot on Plane #1 flown by Jimmy Doolittle.

    It was an unbelievable weekend.

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