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

Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United States of America, North American B-25 Mitchells

The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document Warplanes from the Second World War preserved in the USA.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these aircraft to provide and update the data on this website.  Photos are as 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 States of America would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at hskaarup@rogers.com.

Data current to 13 Nov 2018.

North American B-25 Mitchells preserved in the USA by aircraft type, serial number, registration number and location:

 (Ad Meskens Photo)

North American RB-25 Mitchell (Serial No. 40-2168), "Miss Hap", American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale, New York. This aircraft was the fourth off the North American production line in 1940 and was designated an RB-25 (the "R" indicating restricted from combat, not a reconnaissance aircraft) and was assigned to General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold in 1943 and 1944.  It was later sold to Howard Hughes in 1951 and took Elizabeth Taylor to the funeral of her husband, Mike Todd.  Hughes sold the aircraft in 1961.  It also served with the Indonesian Air Force.  Airworthy.

North American B-25B Mitchell (Serial No. 40-2347), fuselage in storage at Aero Trader in Ocotillo Wells, California.

North American B-25C Mitchell (Serial No. 41-13251), being restored to airworthy status by San Simeon Air LLC in San Francisco, California.

North American B-25C Mitchell (Serial No. 41-13285), "Skunkie", being restored by South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation in Columbia, South Carolina.

North American B-25C Mitchell (Serial No. 42-32354), in storage at Aero Trader in Ocotillo Wells, California. This aircraft was featured in the television series The Twilight Zone, in the September 1960 episode "King Nine Will Not Return".

North American B-25D Mitchell (Serial No. 41-29784), "Fertile Myrtle", Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.

North American B-25D Mitchell (Serial No. 43-3308), unnamed, Freedom Museum in Pampa, Texas. It is on loan from the USMC Museum in Quantico, Virginia.

North American B-25D Mitchell (Serial No. 43-3318), "Grumpy", Historic Flight Foundation in Mukilteo, Washington. Airworthy.

 (Dsdugan Photo)

North American B-25B Mitchell (Serial No. 43-3374), unnamed.  This aircraft has been reconstructed from an RB-25D to replicate one of the aircraft flown by LCol Doolittle on the Tokyo Raid.  National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio.

 (Dustin M. Ramsey Photo)

North American B-25D Mitchell (Serial No. 43-3634), "Yankee Warrior".  Combat Veteran served with the 12th AF, 57th BW, 340th BG, 489th BS (9 combat missions) as "Ellen E. & Son" Yankee Air Museum in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Airworthy.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

North American TB-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 43-4030), "Blonde Bomber".  South Dakota Air and Space Museum at Ellsworth AFB in South Dakota.

 (Avitya Photo)

North American B-25H Mitchell (Serial No. 43-4106), "Barbie III", History Flight in Wilmington, Delaware. Airworthy.

North American B-25H Mitchell (Serial No. 43-4432), "Berlin Express", being restored to airworthy status by EAA Chapter 237 at EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

North American B-25H Mitchell (Serial No. 43-4899), unnamed, Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

 (Cliff Photo)

North American B-25H Mitchell (Serial No. 43-4999), "Dog Daize", New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.

 (Eric Salard Photo)

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 43-27712), "The Spirit Of Al Penn", Pima Air & Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 43-27868), "Yellow Rose", Commemorative Air Force (Central Texas Wing) in San Marcos, Texas. Airworthy.

 (Author Photo)

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 43-28059), "Apache Princess", Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, Florida. Airworthy.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 43-28204), "Pacific Princess", B-25 Mitchell LCC in Missoula, Montana. Airworthy.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 43-28222), unnamed, Hurlburt Field, Florida.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-28875), unnamed, Goodfellow AFB, San Angelo, Texas.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 43-35972), "Maid in the Shade". Commemorative Air Force (Airbase Arizona) in Mesa, Arizona. This aircraft flew fifteen actual combat missions from Seraggia Airport on the island of Corsica in November and December 1944 as Battle 18 with the distinctive blue tail and blue ring cowls she now displays . She was later an aerial pest spray aircraft and arrived at the then Arizona Wing of the CAF and was in restoration for almost 29 years until her first flight in May 2009. Airworthy.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-28834), "Flo", Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-28866), "Champaign Gal", Champaign Aviation Museum in Urbana, Ohio. Airworthy.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-28925), "How Boot That". Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison, Texas. Airworthy.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-28932),"Tondelayo", (listed as B-25J but had been a TB-25N). Collings Foundation in Stow, Massachusetts. This aircraft was based at the Foundation's maintenance plant at American Aero Services at New Smyrna Beach Airport in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, but in August 2013 the aircraft was moved to Nut Tree Airport in Solano County, California to aid the fundraising campaigns of the Jimmy Doolittle Air and Space Center by offering rides over the San Francisco Bay area. Airworthy.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-28938), "Old Glory". J L Ward Aviation Co. Inc. in Coulterville, California. Airworthy.

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-29035), unnamed, painted as a PBJ-1D (BuNo. 35087), USMC, of VMB-423, National Museum of Naval Aviation, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-29199), "In The Mood". Westpac Restorations in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Airworthy.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-29465), "Guardian Of Freedom", Lyon Air Museum in Santa Ana, California. Airworthy.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-29812), "Safe Return", National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana.

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-29835), unnamed, Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-29869), "Miss Mitchell", Commemorative Air Force (Minnesota Wing) in South St. Paul, Minnesota. Airworthy.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-29877), "Carol Jean", in storage at the Paul Garber Facility of the National Air and Space Museum in Silver Hill, Maryland.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-29939), "Briefing Time", Mid-Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, Pennsylvania. Airworthy.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-29943), being restored to airworthy status by S&R Aviation Services Inc. in Chino, California.

 (Daniel Ramirez Photo)

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30077), "Mouthy Mitchell", Pacific Aviation Museum at the former NAS Ford Island in Honolulu, Hawaii.

 (Joanna Poe Photo)

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30129), "Wild Cargo". Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Airworthy.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30203), being restored for display by the Pacific Coast Air Museum in Santa Rosa, California.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30210), being restored to airworthy status by Latshaw Drilling & Exportation Co. in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30243), unnamed, Pendelton Air Museum in Pendelton, Oregon.

 (Ken Fielding Photo)

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30254), unnamed, Flying Heritage Collection in Everett, Washington. Airworthy.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30324), being restored to airworthy status by Ken McBride in San Martin, California.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30363), "Desert Bloom", Strategic Air and Space Museum in Ashland, Nebraska. The museum also features a partial fuselage display of another B-25.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30423), "Photo Fanny", Planes of Fame in Chino, California. This airplane has appeared in numerous movies, e.g. Catch-22 and Forever Young.  Airworthy.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30444), unnamed, General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30456), "Russian Ta Get Ya", Lewis Air Legends in San Antonio, Texas. Airworthy.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30493), unnamed, Malmstrom AFB, Great Falls, Montana.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30535), "Iron Laiden Maiden". Mid-America Air Museum in Liberal, Kansas.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30606), "Tootsie", TSM Enterprises in Carson City, Nevada. Airworthy.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30627), being restored to airworthy status by Mitchell Aircraft Components in Chino, California.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30649), "Poopsie", Maxwell AFB, Alabama.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30733), "Sandbar Mitchell", being restored to airworthy status by Warbirds of Glory Museum in Brighton, Michigan.

 (Cpl. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe, USMC Photo)

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30734), "Panchito", Delaware Aviation Museum in Georgetown, Delaware. Airworthy.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30748), "Heavenly Body", Erickson Aircraft Collection in Madras, Oregon. Airworthy.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30756), being restored to airworthy status by S&R Aviation Services Inc. in Chino, California.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30801), "Executive Sweet", American Aeronautical Foundation in Camarillo, California. Airworthy.

 (Kogo Photo)

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30823), "Pacific Prowler", William Glover in Mount Pleasant, Texas. Airworthy.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30832), "Buck U", Claire Aviation Inc. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Airworthy.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30854), unnamed, Air Force Armament Museum at Eglin AFB in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.  This aircraft, retired in 1960, was the last operational B-25 in the USAF inventory.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-31004), "Mary Alice II", Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, Alabama.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-31032), c/n 108-34307, "Problem Child", March Field Air Museum at March ARB in Riverside, California.  This is one of many Mitchells which flew in the Movie ‘Catch 22’.  Filming took place in Mexico in 1968/1969 and she flew as 6D, "Blonde Bomber".  It is on loan from the Military Aircraft Restoration Corp in Chino, California.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-31385), "Show Me", Commemorative Air Force (Missouri Wing) in St. Charles, Missouri. Airworthy.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-86697), "Killer B", T Reilly Vintage Aircraft Inc. in Wilmington, Delaware. Airworthy.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-86698), "Paper Doll", Fagen Fighters WWII Museum in Granite Falls, Minnesota. Airworthy.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-86715), unnamed, being restored to airworthy status by Westpac Restorations in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

 (Balon Greyjoy Photo)

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-86725), "Super Rabbit", Oklahoma Museum of Flying in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Airworthy.

 (Jerry Gunner Photo)

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-86727), unnamed, being restored for display as PB-J1 at Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in California.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-86734), "Special Delivery", Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston, Texas. Airworthy.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-86747), "Mitch The Witch II". Palm Springs Air Museum in Palm Springs, California. Airworthy.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-86772), unnamed, Hill Aerospace Museum at Hill AFB, Utah.

 (Kristian Jones Photo)

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-86777), "Georgie's Gal", Reg. No. N345BG, Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton, Ohio. Airworthy.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-86785), "Georgia Mae", Wiley Sanders Truck Lines Inc. in Troy, Alabama. Airworthy.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-86791), c/n 108-47545, unnamed, Reg. No. N6116X, Yanks Air Museum in Chino, California. Airworthy.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-86797), "Ol Grey Mare", Lauridsen Aviation Museum in Buckeye, Arizona. Airworthy.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-86843), "Passionette Paulette", Grissom Air Museum at Grissom ARB in Indiana.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-86844), unnamed, being restored to airworthy status by Training Services Inc. in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-86872), c/n 108-47626, "The Little King", Museum of Aviation at Robins AFB in Warner Robins, Georgia.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-86880), unnamed, National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-86891), "Lazy Daisy Mae", Castle Air Museum, Atwater, California.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 45-8835), "Betty's Dream". Texas Flying Legends Museum in Houston, Texas. Airworthy.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 45-8884), "Lady Luck", Lady Luck LCC in Blaine, Minnesota. Airworthy.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 45-8887), "Ah'm Available Too", Mitchell Aircraft Components Inc. in Chino, California.  Airworthy.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 45-8898), "Axis Nighmare", Tri-State Warbird Museum in Batavia, Ohio. Airworthy.

North American PBJ-1J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-86758), "Devil Dog", Commemorative Air Force (Devil Dog Squadron) at Georgetown Municipal Airport in Georgetown, Texas.  Airworthy.

North American PBJ-1J Mitchell (Serial No. 35857), "Semper Fi", Commemorative Air Force (Southern California Wing) at Camarillo Airport (former Oxnard AFB) in Camarillo, California. Airworthy.

North American TB-25N Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30635), "Whiskey Pete".  This aircraft is now with the Southern Museum of Flight, Birmingham, Alabama, likely being restored for display.  It was previously with the Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum at the former Chanute AFB in Rantoul, Illinois.