B-25s And The Final Toast WWII Bomber DVD
The iconic B-25 Mitchell twin engine medium bomber was made famous on April 18th 1942 when 16 of them flew off an aircraft carrier to bomb Japan - the Doolittle Raid. This raid was the first strike against the Japanese homeland and although the raid caused comparatively minor damage, it demonstrated that the Japanese mainland was vulnerable to American air attacks. It served as an initial retaliation for the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, and provided an important boost to American morale.
Enjoy the sight and sounds of multiple B-25 Mitchell's as they perform a special fly-over at the Doolittle Raiders Final Toast weekend in Dayton and Urbana, Ohio on November 9,2013. Ground shots of Urbana are mixed with some air-to-air video and stills of this historic event honoring the Doolittle Raid in 1942.
This is your chance to see multiple restored WWII B-25 Mitchell bombers closeup on the ground and in the air. This DVD was filmed in 2013 and the quality of modern video and audio gear enables the viewer to experience the B-25 on an entirely different level.
- Brief history of the mission and a ride to Urbana in B-25J "Axis Nightmare".
- Friday November 8th practice formation flight from Urbana with 4 B-25s.
- Additional arrivals and departures with some public ride flights.
- Saturday November 9th, engine warm-ups, take-offs and fly-over with five B-25s.
- Forming up scenes from different aircraft en route to Dayton, plus landings.
- Several views of the "Pull" or "Missing Man" from the air and the ground.
- Highlights of the final toast ceremony with the Doolittle Raiders.
- Scenes taken over a 3-day event wityh background on the five B-25s including Panchito, Axis Nightmare, Georgie's Gal, Yankee Warrior and Miss Hap.
- Take-off, in-flight scenes and everything else associated with a great flight.
This could be one of the last great gatherings of B-25s. Informative narration and live audio for most of the program.
Total runtime for B-25s And The Final Toast WWII Bomber DVD is about 90 minutes. Format is NTSC Wide Screen DVD and region-free.