The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) AirPower History Tour is bringing a PBJ Mitchell and other WWII military aircraft to Amarillo Airport April 21-23. The PBJ-J1 will fly into Amarillo International Airport (Texas Air and Space Museum) on Thursday April 20 at approximately 2:30 p.m. The PBJ, Semper Fi, will be accompanied by a T-6 Texan.
Semper Fi is stopping in Amarillo as it travels home to California after attending the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid in Japan at the U.S. Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio. The B-25 first gained fame as the bomber used in the Doolittle Raid, in which 16 B-25Bs led by the legendary Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle, attacked mainland Japan four months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Recently restored by the CAF Southern California Wing, the PBJ is the same type of aircraft Jimmy Doolittle and his crew flew in the Doolittle Raid over Japan on April 18, 1942. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid.
The North American B-25 Mitchell is an American twin-engine medium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation. It was used by many Allied air forces in every theater of WWII, and remained in service for years after the war concluded.
The donation for ramp access is $10 for adults and $5 for children age 11‐17. Children age 10 and under are free. The airplanes will be on static display when they are not flying. Ride reservations may be made at AirPowerTour.org where additional information about the tour stop may also be found.
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