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North American TB-25N Mitchell “Old Glory”

By Htam
North American TB-25N Mitchell “Old Glory”

@ Half Moon Bay, CA

April 2016

This gleaming B-25 Mitchell “Old Glory” performs a flyby at the Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show.  Unfortunately this aircraft suffered major damage while attempting an open field emergency landing (9/19/2020), so it could be a while before we see her in the air again. This Mitchell has had a long career over its lifetime, ranging from Army Air Force bomber in WWII in the Mediterranean, to civilian fire bomber and tanker.  She underwent a postwar conversion to TB-25N navigation trainer configuration before being surplused in 1958. First flown in 1940, with over 10,000 built, this robust aircraft saw extensive combat for multiple countries and the last ones served into the 70’s.  Nikon D7100 w/70-200mm.

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