North American B-25 Mitchell (Crowood Aviation Series) by Jerry Scutts

By Jerry Scutts

Of all of the strive against airplane that fought at the Allied facet in global struggle II, the North American B-25 Mitchell was once the best and such a lot famous. The B-25 received lasting popularity within the Pacific, by means of flying the April 1942 provider raid on Tokyo. It additionally served in Africa, Italy, China, Burma and New Guinea, not only with the yank air palms, but in addition with the RAF adn the Australian, Dutch and Russian air forces. The B-25 loved an extended post-war occupation earlier than rising as a prized warbird, the celebrity of diverse air indicates world wide. the writer tells the entire tale of the B-25's improvement, operational use and post-war occupation during this illustrated historical past of the plane.

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Nov. Jan. Jan. Mar. Oct. Sep. Oct. Oct. 44 44 44 44 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 ExExExExExExExExExExEx- C-48; crashed, Hollywood. 24 Apr. 46 C-48; sold Hil-Drown Venture, 5 Apr. 58 C-52; sold to Airesearch Aviation, Jul. 56 C-53; sold to Central Airlines, 31 Mar. A. Clarke. 27 Jul. 56 C-53; sold to Piedmont, 7 Feb. 56 C-53; crashed. Mt. White. • 14 Nov. 46 C-53; crashed, Mt. Laguna. • 4 Oct. 45 C-53; sold to Page Airways. Mar. 55 C-47; sold to Wes Durston, Oct. 48 C-47; sold to Douglas Aircraft Dec. 48 Western Air Express Boeing 2470, pictured in 1935.

Sometimes the progress of commercial aviation is measured by the growth of airliners, from, say, the DC-3 to the Boeing 747; or by the growth of routes flown, from the multiple-stop transcontinental route to the abilityto fly from New York to Tokyo nonstop as a matter of routine. No less an indication of aviation's conquest of the elements is to consider that Northeast's pioneering flights to the Arctic regions, then hailed as battles for survival, are now flown as a matter of routine scheduling by the regional airlines of Canada and Greenland.

The company then became the second, and only operator, other than United, of the Boeing 221A Monomail. Sale of Assets Lucrative air mail contracts at this time were essential for financial viability; and airlines such as Wyoming had only a small population base. In October 1936 United Air Lines applied to the Post Office for diversion of its transcontinental route from Cheyenne to Denver, but this was successfully opposed by Wyoming, Varney, and TWA. However, Leferink had to sell the Denver - Pueblo segment to Varney Air Transport (later Continental), for $35,000; and the DenverCheyenne segment to United, for $209,000.

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