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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United Kingdom, North American B-25 Mitchell

Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United Kingdom,

North American B-25 Mitchell

The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document Warplanes from the Second World War preserved in the United Kingdom.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these aircraft to provide and update the data on this website.  Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited.  Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, corrections or amendments to this list of Warplane Survivors of the Second World War in the United Kingdom would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at hskaarup@rogers.com. 

Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the UK, including captured German and Japanese warplanes, are listed on separate pages on this web site.

Data current to 31 Dec 2018.

Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United Kingdom by aircraft type, serial number, registration number and location:

 (RAF Photo)

North American B-25 Mitchell Mk. III, RAF (Serial No. FV914), coded A, dropping 500-lb bmbs, ca 1944.

North American B-25 Mitchell Mk. II, RAF, taking off, ca 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4447477)

 (RAF Photo)

North American B-25 Mitchell Mk. II, RAF, 1944.

North American B-25 Mitchell Mk. II, RAF, en route to the UK, ca 1941. (Library and Archives Canada Pjhoto, MIKAN No. 3650997)

North American B-25 Mitchell, being Bomb up, 22 Mar 1945.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4447459)

 

 (RAF Photo)

North American B-25 Mitchell, RAF No. 226 Sqn, coded MQ, T.

 (RAF Photo)

North American B-25 Mitchells, RAF, Dunsfold, UK, prep for take-off.

 (RAF Photo)

North American B-25 Mitchell, RAF, being serviced, 1944.

 (RAF Photo)

North American B-25 Mitchell, RAF.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-31171), Reg. No. N7614C, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.  It is painted in the markings of the 488 Bomb Squadron, USAAF, based in Corsica in 1944.  This is a most appropriate scheme for a B-25, as it was in this unit that Joseph Heller flew as a bombardier. He was later to write famed novel ‘Catch 22’ based on his experiences in the unit. ‘34064’ was named 'LI'l Critter From The Moon' (which is on the port side) and was one of the aircraft in which it is known Heller flew.  It was lost in January 1945 in a mid-air collision with sister aircraft 43-27657, while returning from a raid on San Michelle.  The film of the movie involved some 17 airworthy Mitchells, most of which are still flying.

 (Clemens Vasters Photo)

 (Roland Turner Photo)

North American B-25J, ex-TB-25N Mitchell (Serial No. 44-29366), Reg. No. N9115Z, Royal Air Force Museum London, Hendon.