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B-25 Mitchell

B-25 Mitchell

Nearly 10,000 of these twin-engine medium bombers were built by the end of WWII. The B-25 saw action in every major theater of the WWII and after the war ended many remained in service, operating across four decades. It served as a medium-altitude bomber, low-level ground attack aircraft, and mast-level attack aircraft against ships. The B-25 gained popular fame as the aircraft that struck Tokyo in the morale-boosting Doolittle Raid in early 1942.


This Mitchell bomber, “In the Mood”, has five aircraft carrier takeoffs from various aircraft carriers, commemorating the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo.



The Pikes Peak Regional Airshow supports three museums in Colorado Springs—The Ft. Carson 4th Infantry Museum, The Peterson Air and Space Museum and The National Museum of WWII Aviation. These unique institutions are dedicated to the education of future generations through the preservation of our nation’s military heritage.