North American B-25J 'Mitchell'

  Manufacturer:North American
  Base model:B-25
  Equivalent to: PBJ-1J
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1924-Present
  Basic role:Bomber
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  Length: 52'11" 16.1 m
  Height:16' 4" 4.9 m
  Wingspan: 67' 7" 20.6 m
  Wingarea: 610.0 sq ft 56.6 sq m
  Empty Weight: 19,480 lb 8,834 kg
  Gross Weight: 35,000 lb 15,873 kg

  No. of Engines: 2
  Powerplant: Wright R-2600-92 Cyclone
  Horsepower (each): 1700

  Range: 1,350 miles 2,173 km
  Max Speed: 272 mph 438 km/h 236 kt
  Ceiling: 24,200 ft 7,375 m

Known serial numbers
43-3870 / 43-4104, 43-27473 / 43-27792, 43-27793 / 43-28112, 43-28113 / 43-28222, 43-35946 / 43-36245, 44-28711 / 44-29110 , 44-29111 / 44-29910 , 44-29911 / 44-30910 , 44-30911 / 44-31510 , 44-86692 / 44-86891 , 44-86892 / 44-86897

Examples of this type may be found at
Canadian Warplane Heritage MuseumMount HopeOntario
Castle Air MuseumAtwaterCalifornia
Cavanaugh Flight MuseumAddisonTexas
Confederate Air Force (Southern Minnesota Wing)South St. PaulMinnesota
Grand Forks AFBGrand Forks AFBNorth Dakota
Grissom Air Park - Heritage Museum FoundationGrissom AFBIndiana
Kalamazoo Aviation History MuseumKalamazooMichigan
March Field Air MuseumRiversideCalifornia
Maxwell AFB Air ParkMaxwell AFBAlabama
Mid-Atlantic Air MuseumReadingPennsylvania
Museum of AviationWarner Robins AFBGeorgia
Pima Air & Space MuseumTucsonArizona
Planes of Fame Air MuseumEden PrairieMinnesota
The Air Museum "Planes of Fame"ChinoCalifornia
USAF Armament MuseumEglin AFBFlorida
USS Alabama Battleship Memorial ParkMobileAlabama

B-25 J on display

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

Castle Air Museum

Cavanaugh Flight Museum

Confederate Air Force (Southern Minnesota Wing)

Grissom Air Park - Heritage Museum Foundation

Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum

March Field Museum

Maxwell AFB Air Park

Mid-Atlantic Air Museum

Museum of Aviation

Pima Air & Space Museum


Recent comments by our visitors
 Heith Brewer
 , AZ
B25 Stinky Joe


04/17/2011 @ 20:09 [ref: 37479]
 Heith Brewer
 , AZ
Here is the only detailed story I have of the Stinky Joe

While on a recon mission the flight crews had discovered an enemy freighter in the Pescadores. The flight leader had split off three of the B25's one of which was the Stinky Joe. Stinky flew at the apex of a triangle formed by the three planes where they dropped in low and fast firing their 50 cal at the ship and when they got closer it appeared to burned out already but then after getting even closer they found it was actually camouflaged to appear to be burned out. At this point they were very close to the ship and had dropped a bomb and then started loosing control of the plane. Not sure if they had been hit by enemy fire or by the shrapnel of the bomb blast they radioed the others telling them they could not gain altitude or speed and were to low to bailout. Earnest barked out at the crew to throw everything out that was not essential to making the plane fly. They new it was necessary to keep the plane flying and were along way from land so they started ditching everything they could and after they had nothing left to throw out they were still struggling to stay in the air. With the starboard fuel tank full and no way to burn it off as that engine was down the flight engineer Lloyd Ross said the only way to keep in the air was to pump out that extra fuel. So Ross started re routing lines and began pumping the tank dry. At this point the plane was only about 40' over the crest of the waves. Luckily this worked as they had already thrown out their survival gear and life raft.

Stinky Joe began a sluggish climb to about 350' above the sea where they fought her for the next three and a half hours to get her back to base. Lynn one of the crew members said they were scared to be back because the Marines on the ground did not miss too often and had their guns pointed at them as they had no communications with them after throwing out their radio. They rocked the wings were allowed to land the crippled plane where they were met by many armed Marines.

04/17/2011 @ 19:57 [ref: 37478]
 yelm,, WA
I would like to hear from anyone who flew or serviced any b-25 carrying the 75mm cannon. I am curious as to a soilders perspective on the effectivness and flight characteristics of a b-25 so equiped. thank you!
01/19/2010 @ 12:24 [ref: 25597]
 Clay Boutin
 Ontario, CA
I went to the 2009 Planes of Fame air show in Chino California. I have gone to several air shows in the S. California area in past years but this is the first time I had a professional camera and was able to get some great shots of the beautiful aircrafts that were at the show. I will be posting pictures of an F6F Hellcat, F8F Bearcat, B-25 Mitchell, MiG-15, F86-F Sabre and a P-40 Warhawk. Hope you enjoy the pictures.
06/12/2009 @ 00:48 [ref: 24234]
 Jack Parker
 , MA
Just uploaded a picture of Tondelayo. More info at http://www.collingsfoundation.org/menu.htm and http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-25/44-28932.html.

I'll try to get better pictures next time she comes through.

Am looking for a B25D that left the factory as "Jaccard Special". Any information would be of interest.
02/01/2009 @ 08:41 [ref: 23600]
 Chris Lowery
 , IN
The B-25 on display at the Grissom AFB museum was the assigned aircraft of the 305th TRS, and was the responsibilty of the squadron to clean and maintain the aircraft. Each squadron at Grissom was assigned one of the aircraft. This aircraft was in the movie "Catch 22" prior to its retirement to Grissom.
01/17/2009 @ 18:34 [ref: 23508]
 Michael Regan
 Nekoosa, WI
In 2000-2001 while I was an OverTheRoad semi driver I recall seeing a B-25 of unknown model mounted on a pedastal at the Municipal/Regional Airport at Dodge City, Kansas. I do not know any particulars on this old warbird or if it still guards the airfield there. Just passed on for info. MRegan 4/29/08
04/29/2008 @ 12:17 [ref: 20747]
 Meinert Maximilien
 Fougerolles, OTH
Good morning, we are francais, excuse us for our English. We are of big fan of b-25 mitchell and they would like to know if it etait possible to buy one of these planes to repair it and so make it steal. it is children's dream which could finally come true.If you have the slightest information on this subject, we would be you liking to announce it us. It is more than year since we search, but we have wipe 2 refuts, them prefers scrapping the plane rather than to sell it to us.The state matters not much, we have a mechanic in our service. And if you had detailed plans, they also take. Thank you in advance for your help, they would really be proud to do again steal one of its marvels of American aviation.And if you want it, you can sponsor the reconstruction of the apparatus, for a donation, and we shall implement everything to find a means to thank you (name on cockle, dispatch of photographs, videos, etc). Thank you in advance. Here is address where to send information:Obiwan70220@hotmail.fr MEINERT Maximilien
12/20/2007 @ 00:22 [ref: 18978]
 Heith Brewer
 , AZ
I am looking for any information I can find about the B-25 named Stinky Joe that was piloted around 1944-1945 by Ernest Perkins

please email me if you have any information


11/11/2007 @ 20:36 [ref: 18507]
 Suzanne Greenlee
 Savannah, GA
In July of 1945 my uncle, Major James M. Burnham, transferred from the 417th group "L" to the 309th bomb wing. His commanding officer was a Colonel Sanders. My mother said Uncle Jimmy was the operations officer for the 309th and he had to check out a B-25 that they were having problems with because the pilot that was supposed to take the plane up kept ducking out on his duty to take up this plane to check it out. The date he took the plane up was September 6th 1945 one week after the war with Japan was declared over. The plane he took up was a B-25J and the serial number of the plane we think was either O-514488 or O-415488, not really sure if the numbers are correct. His flight plan said he went out toward the Leyte Gulf/Luzon area and was never heard from, no SOS or any distress signal nor did they find any signs of wreckage from his plane. All we know is he has a marker in a memorial garden in the Philippians for being an MIA. His plane does not show up on any records of B-25's built for the war. My brother says he has seen published on the internet a web page with a listing of all of the planes built for the war and who the crew members were that flew them and what happened to them. Uncle Jimmy does not show up on any of this information.
09/19/2007 @ 16:26 [ref: 17966]


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