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The B-25 Mitchell was the plane used
on the Doolittle 's raid over Japan and is feature in this aviation book store.
This page covers New B-25 Books and
a book review with links to B-25 Movies and B-25 models. It also has a book
review for the books and used books are available through the Amazon Books
Links. The North American
B-25 Mitchell was one of the best-known medium bombers of World War II,
especially remembered for its use in the Doolittle raid on Japan in 1942
and its participation in every major theater of the war. Less known, however,
is its continued role in the postwar world, both in military and civilian
service. Thousands of war surplus B-25's sat on airfields in 1945, available
to the highest bidder. Though most B-25's, as other warplanes, were scrapped
and smelted, hundreds did enjoy a postwar career in the civil sector. The
B-25 is now one of the most prolific surviving Warbirds, and this book
tells the story of the type in the years since the end of World War II.
The B-25 has provided diverse and distinguished service in roles from fire-fighting
to movie production. This books covers all of these roles and includes
hundreds of photographs, detailed appendices, and individual aircraft histories
of each of the civilian B-25's.
Reprint of official government issue pilot's handbook for models
B-25C and D with a 25 page forward on the history and modifications
to the B-25. Handbook covers general description, pilot's operating
instructions, flight operations data, navigator's radio, gun turret,
bomb bay compartments, etc. System diagrams, interior photos and
operational tables. 141 illustrations, 109 pgs. 8½"x 11", sfbd.
North American B-25 Mitchell
The Ultimate Look, From Drawing Board to Flying Arsenal
Wolf. With hundreds of photographs, schematics and 20 color profiles, this book
provides an in-depth examination of the design, development and manufacture of
the B-25 Mitchell - a versatile twin-engine medium bomber built by North
American Aviation - as well as its equipment, crew, arms and ordnance. 336
pages, 500+ B&W and color photographs and illustrations, 8½"x 11", hardcover.
American Airpower: Bombers 1935-1960
Vintage Aviation Photographs from WWII, Korea and the Cold War
Cilio. In 1935, America's largest bombers could approach 200 miles per hour. By
1960, the Cold War B-58 could fly 1,320 mph - almost twice the speed of sound!
This photo-history, which examines those bombers and everything in-between, is
filled with rare archival images of heavy, medium and light types as well as
dive-bombers and fighter-bombers.
You'll view the B-15, B-17, B-24, B-25, B-26, A-20, P-70, A-29, Dauntless,
Helldiver, Avenger, B-29, Marauder, Skyraider, F-84, B-36, B-50, B-52, B-58 and
more. 124 pages, 155 B&W photographs and illustrations, 11"x 8¼", softcover.
Vintage Aircraft Nose Art
Valant. A collection of nose-art from the combat planes of the World War II and
Korean eras, this is girl-art at its best, inspired by Alberto Vargas’ paintings
in Esquire magazine and copied by crew members onto the noses of their aircraft.
Includes 33 original nose art panels in the CAF collection and archival art of
B-17s, B-24s, B-25s, B-26s, B-29s, etc. 880 photographs, 120 in color. 208
pages, 10¼"x 11½", softcover.
U.S. Medium Bomber Units of World War 2
Northwest Europe. Scutts. In-depth examination of the medium bombers units in
Europe during WWII. Features tactical operations undertaken by the B-25
Mitchells, B-26 Marauders, A-20 Havocs and A-26 Invaders in Europe from
1942-1945. This fully illustrated book recounts the build-up of the various
squadrons, their deployment, and operations up to the defeat of Germany in May
1945. Includes detailed appendices listing operational dates, group/squadron
identifying code letters, and the transfer of medium bombers to Continental
bases. 160 pgs., approx. 160 B&W illus., 8"x 10", hdbd.
Paperback - 144 pages (November 1, 1997)
Scott A. Thompson / Paperback / Published 1997
and Trojans Magazine, January 1998
The story of the B-25 in civilian service. Thompson lists the individual
histories of all these B-25s. It shows FAA listed owners, civilian use as fire
bombers, corporate transport, test beds, movie work and their eventual fate. The
book should be a valuable tool for the historian and enthusiast alike. Many,
many photos both color and black and white.
From the Back Cover
The complete story of the famous North American B-25 Mitchell in over fifty
years of civil service is presented in this well-crafted volume. At least two
hundred B-25s made the transition from military service to the civil market,
many being put to use in Hollywood movies or water bombing forest fires. Dozens
became company transports or test beds, while some just languished on forgotten
airports. Today, pristine B-25s ply the airways, always drawing a crowd at the
air shows and turning heads with the loud bark of twin Wright R-2600s. Here is
the civil B-25 story in words and pictures, with pilot interviews and detailed
appendices. Included also are individual aircraft histories for each of the
B-25s that reached the civil market, a valuable research tool for historian and
air show enthusiast alike.
Fly Past Magazine, July 1998
Those who like their Warbirds on the larger side will already cherishing Scott's
"Final Cut", the story of the postwar B-17s. Scott has a keen eye for detail, an
academic approach to presenting source material clearly and his works read well.
Here are details of executive conversions, research, and development B-25s, air
tankers and, of course, of their "new" working life as Warbirds. There is a
tribute to Paul Mantz and his airborne cameraships, and lashings of materials on
B-25s in firms, including the "full monty" on that outstanding movie,
"Catch-22". Lavishly illustrated, the book includes detailed appendices and
individual histories of the aircraft.
The Grim Reapers
History of the 3rd Bomb Group, 1918-1965.
Cortesi. This book examines the 3rd Bombardment Group, the "Grim Reapers," from
its origins in the immediate post-World War I era through its service flying
A-20 Havocs and B-25 Mitchells in low-level attacks against Japanese targets in
the Pacific Theater of World War II, its transition to B-26s in the Korean War,
and beyond. 105 pages, 135 B&W photographs and illustrations, 8½"x 11",
#0019920 Price: $29.95
The Grim Reapers at Work in the Pacific Theater
The Third Attack Group of the U.S. Fifth Air Force
Henebry. Join Major General John P. Henebry as he looks back at the Third Attack
Group and their experiences in the southwest Pacific. Includes accounts of
missions over New Guinea, the Battle of the Bismarck Sea, Wewak, Leyte and their
most famous attack at Rabaul, where he flew lead B-25 in the successful effort
to sink Japanese supply ships. 210 pages, 81 B&W and 4 color photographs, 7¼"x
(Warbirdtech Series , Vol 12)
Frederick, A. Johnsen / Paperback / Published 1997
This is the first and only series to take a technical look at some
of the world's most exciting combat aircraft. Each volume emphasizes the
unique, the groundbreaking, and the technical characteristics of each aircraft.
Discover the B-25 from inside and out in this fully illustrated volume filled
with factory production photos, technical manual excerpts, cutaways, and
original engineering drawings. WarbirdTech 12.
This comprehensive book on the raid incorporates the full story of
the daring daylight raid of Doolittle's B-25's on Tokyo in 1942. The book
includes the strategy, weaponry, and biographies of the men who took part
in the raid. Written by the Doolittle Raiders' official historian, this volume
tells the story of the 1942 B-25 raid that gave America the post-Pearl Harbor
morale boost it needed: the bold conception of this mission, the selection of
Doolittle to lead it, the difficult preparations, the hair-raising "30 seconds
over Tokyo," and the ordeals of those crewmen who fell into the hands of the
Japanese 256 pgs., 6"x 9", hdbd. #0003492 Price: $29.95
Norman L. Avery
John W. Lambert (Editor) Book Description
A revised edition of the first-ever comprehensive look at the B-25
Mitchell. Special chapters provide detailed accounts of the evolution of
the low level "strafer" version and the 75 mm cannon carrying model,
supplemented by action photos. Appendices include production stats and
allocations to US and foreign users. For military history enthusiasts.
-- Hardcover: 200 pages
Publisher: Specialty Pr Pub & Wholesalers (April 1993)
The story of the 345th Bombardment Group (M) in World War II.
A reprint of the wartime group history of the famed "Air Apaches", comprising
the 498th, 499th, 500th and 501st Bombardment Squadrons that flew
against the Japanese in heavily-armed B-25's. Hair-raising low-level bombing
and strafing. 304 pgs., 570 photos, 8½"x 11", hdbd.
#0001380 Price: $49.95
Could Never Be So Lucky Again
General James Doolittle. Stunt pilot, scientist and scholar, General Doolittle
is one of America’s true heroes. Book follows him from his youth as a boxer,
through his barnstorming and air racing, to his experiments with blind-flying
and finally to his greatest achievements: leading the Tokyo raid and serving as
head of the 8th Air Force supervising the strategic bombing campaign. 561 pgs.,
6"x 9", hdbd.
The Doolittle Raid 1942
America's First Strike Back at Japan.
Chun. This book examines the planning, execution, and aftermath of Col. Jimmy
Doolittle's innovative, daring and risky combined-services attack on Tokyo that,
while certainly not large in scale, showed the Japanese navy and air forces that
they were anything but invincible and that America's retreat of early 1942 was
coming to an end. 96 pages, 65 B&W photographs, color maps and illustrations,
7¼"x 9¾", softcover.
Lt. Bill Farrow
Griffin. Focusing on Lt. Bill Farrow, a 24-year-old pilot who volunteered for
the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo, this is a gripping account of the American secret
mission designed to put Japan on notice and boost American morale during the
darkest days of World War II. You'll follow the events that led to Farrow's
enlistment and assignment to the Doolittle mission, learn about his flight and
capture after his plane ran out of gas, and read in horror as events unfold for
him as a prisoner of the Japanese. 269 pages, 75 B&W photographs, 6"x 9",
B-25 Mitchell in Action
Doyle. Filled with 80 rare color photographs, this volume examines the
development and service of the legendary B-25 Mitchell, from the experimental
NA-40 prototype to the final production B-25J model. You'll view B-25s on
bombing, strafing, patrol, and photo-recon missions in World War II; see the
Doolittle Raiders; learn about the Marines' PBJ variants; and more. 72 pages;
200 B&W and color photographs, color profiles, and detailed line drawings; 11"x
Haynes. Featuring stunning color photographs of restored examples, this lavishly
illustrated book examines more than 50 of history's greatest, most innovative
combat aircraft, including the Fokker D.VII, B-25 Mitchell, P-47 Thunderbolt,
P-51 Mustang, AT-6 Texan, A6M2 Zero, Messerschmitt Bf 109, F-4 Phantom II, C-130
Hercules and F-117 Nighthawk. 192 pages, 250+ color photographs, 6½"x 8¼",
Hardcover: 145 pages
Publisher: Ian Allan Ltd.
Target Kyushu : Murray A. Bywater recollections and the island-hopping battles of the 41st Bombardment
Group (M), 7th Air Force, to
make the first land-based B-25 strike against the Japanese mainland
in World War II Unknown Binding: 298 pages
Publisher: B-25 Press; 1st edition (1994)
B-25 Mitchell Units of the MTO
Combat Aircraft Vol. 32
One of the most successful allied combat types in the Mediterranean Theatre of
Operations (MTO), the B-25 possessed a greater bomb load, better range and
higher top speed than the previous generation of medium bombers. From
low-altitude ship strafing over the Mediterranean to high-altitude bombing runs
on the Po River Valley, the B-25s in the MTO proved themselves to be a most
successful brood of aircraft. Includes firsthand accounts and numerous
illustrations highlighting the achievements of these units. 96 pages, 93 B&W
photographs, 11 color photographs, 30 color profiles, 10 color nose art illus.,
and more. 7¼"x 9¾", softcover.
The Life, Times, and Battles of America's Prophet of Air Power.
Jeffers. Follow the remarkable career of William "Billy" Mitchell, who rose to
the rank of brigadier general but managed to alienate most of his superiors
along the way. You'll read of Mitchell's true heroics in World War I; of his
influence on the design of classic aircraft such as the B-17 Flying Fortress and
his namesake, the B-25 Mitchell; and of his brilliant and outspoken advocacy of
strategic air power, which led to the development of the U.S. Air Force - and to
his own downfall. 288 pages, 16 B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.
The Extraordinarly Life of Jimmy Doolittle - Aviation Pioneer and World War II
Hoppes. A firsthand account written by Doolittle's granddaughter, this book
takes you inside the public and private world of Jimmy Doolittle and his family,
shedding light on the drives and motivation of one of America's greatest heroes
and the man that Air & Space places at the top of the "most important aviators"
list. Includes many never-before-published photographs from the Doolittle
Library archives. 360 pages, B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.
Four Came Home
The Gripping Story of the Survivors of Jimmy Doolittle's Two Lost Crews
Glines. In April 1942, the Japanese took eight American airmen prisoner after
they completed their mission over Tokyo. Here, the Doolittle Raider's official
historian recounts the mission and the fates of those pilots and airmen in their
captor's hands, while firsthand accounts of the historic mission and its
aftermath will leave you in tears. 184 pages, 40+ photographs, 7 "x 10",
Empires in the Balance
Japanese and Allied Pacific Strategies, To April 1942.
Willmott. Remarkable in its scope and depth of research, this thoughtful
analysis - the first in a three-volume review of the strategic policies of the
countries involved in the Pacific War - covers the whole range of political,
economic, military, and naval activity in the Pacific, from December, 1941, to
the Doolittle Raid of April, 1942. 512 pages, 45 B&W photographs and
illustrations, 6"x 9", softcover.
Don't miss the second volume in the series, The Barrier and the Javelin, item
Daso. James Doolittle should be remembered as more than the combat pilot who led
the Tokyo Raid. With a doctorate in aeronautics from MIT, Doolittle devoted his
life to mastering the technical and practical intricacies of the grand invention
of his time, the airplane. Here, you'll examine his innovations in civilian and
military aviation and see how they contributed to the interwar developments in
aerial technology. 128 pages, 15 B&W illustrations, 5"x 8", softcover.
Two Flights to Victory
From the Doolittle Raid to the Enola Gay
Styles. During World War II, the United States launched two air attacks on Japan
that were not part of any other battle plan: the Doolittle Raid and the Enola
Gay's mission of August, 1945, when it dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
Based on extensive research and previously unpublished information, including
interviews with veterans of the Doolittle Raid, this volume presents the
remarkable story of those attacks, reveals why they were developed apart from
the main Allied strategy, and shows how they transformed the long-range bomber
into the most important strategic strike tool in modern warfare. 320 pages, 200+
B&W photographs, 7"x 10", hardcover.
Lawson. Here is a vivid eyewitness account of the
unorthodox assignment that the 85 volunteer "Tokyo Raiders" executed in April
1942. "It is a manly young American's simple, straightforward record of events
and impressions gathered on one of the most desperate and colorful adventures of
modern times." - New York Herald Tribune. This enhanced reprint edition appears
for the 60th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid. 256 pages, 40 B&W photographs,
5"x 8", hardcover.
Captain Ted W. Lawson, Ted W. Lawson / Hardcover / Published 1999
Hardcover (February 1999) After Pearl Harbor, America seemed to have lost
the war before it had begun. Allied forces were being beaten across the Pacific
by the Japanese military juggernaut, and morale was at the breaking point.
America desperately needed to strike back at the enemy. For this, a corps of
heroic volunteer fliers led by Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle began training to
attack the very heart of the Japanese Empire -- Tokyo.
To succeed, the "Tokyo Raiders" would have to launch sixteen fully loaded B-25
twin-engine medium bombers off the deck of the aircraft carrier Hornet --
something never done before -- and land at airfields in China. Through courage
and luck, the raid itself went flawlessly. But bad weather, lack of fuel, and
darkness worked against many of the pilots -- and for many, escaping China
proved even more perilous than the mission....
About the Author
Ted W. Lawson (1917-1992) was a native of California. He joined the Army Air
Corps while working for Douglas Aircraft Company in Santa Monica and received
his wings in November 1940. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he volunteered for
a secret mission that evolved into the raid on Tokyo in April 1942. Random House
published his account of the raid, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, in 1943. Lawson
subsequently served as technical advisor to MGM during the making of the popular
wartime movie based on his book. After retiring from military service in 1945,
he reentered private industry and worked on several projects that involved
aircraft and space programs.
Peter B. Mersky is series editor for Brassey’s Aviation Classics. He has
written or co-authored a dozen books, including A History of Marine Corps
Aviation, some 100 magazine articles on U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aviation, and
hundreds of book reviews. He is retired from both the U.S. Naval Reserve and
Approach, the Navy and Marine Corps aviation safety magazine, for which he
served as editor. He is currently preparing a volume on carrier warfare for
Brassey’s series of combat readers. He lives in Alexandria, Va.
When the U.S. Fifth Air Force Lost to New Guinea Weather.
Claringbould. Through declassified records and interviews with survivors, this
book examines the events of April 16, 1944, when the U.S. Fifth Air Force lost
37 aircraft - primarily A-20 Havocs but also including B-24 Liberators, P-38
Lightnings and B-25 Mitchells - to a late-afternoon frontal system that cut them
off from their bases at Gusap, Nadzab and Saidor. 120 pages, B&W photographs,
10"x 12", softcover.
A Pictorial History of Doolittle’s Tokyo Raid, April 18, 1942
Cohen. Filled with more than 150 rare archival photographs as well as maps,
newspaper headlines and other images, this book examines the legendary Doolittle
Raid, from training and preparation through the daring mission - in which
sixteen B-25 Mitchells were launched from the USS Hornet (CV-8) to attack the
Japanese home islands - and its aftermath. 132 pages, 8½"x 10", softcover.
Marine Corps B-25/PBJ Mitchell Squadrons in World War II.
Alan Carey. At last, a forceful study of an elite group of men chosen to form
the U.S. Marines' only medium bomber group during WWII. Here, veterans recall
their service flying combat missions as day-by-day, and night-by-night, they
pounded away at the Japanese. Also includes a detailed list of individual
squadron aircraft and personnel losses, and all known PBJs assigned to units
overseas. 112 pages, 145 B&W photographs, 12 color profiles, 8½"x 11", softcover.
Carroll V. Glines /
Hardcover: 447 pages
Publisher: Ayer Co Pub (June 1979)
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.6 inches
About the Author
Carroll V. Glines
Retired Air Force Colonel Carroll V. Glines is the author of 36 books and more
than 700 magazine articles on aviation and military subjects. Three of the books
are about the 1942 Doolittle Raid on Japan and he was co-author of General Jimmy
Doolittle's autobiography titled I Could Never Be So Lucky Again. He was
formerly editor of Air Cargo, Air Line Pilot and Professional Pilot magazines
and is now the Curator for the Doolittle Library at the University of Texas,
Dallas and Historian for the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.
Men of the Bombers
Remarkable Incidents of World War II
Barker. In this collection of ten remarkable-but-true accounts, you'll read
about one of the first leaflet dropping raids during the "Phoney War," when the
elderly Whitley bomber proved to be a nightmare; the fascinating story of an MP
who became a tail gunner at the age of 55; about the young New Zealander who
climbed out onto the wing of a flying Wellington bomber to extinguish an engine
fire; of a gunner who took the controls of a B-25 Mitchell to pilot her safely
home; and more. 208 pages, 60 B&W photographs, 6"x 9¼", hardcover.
Massive history of the low-level B-25 strafers of the 345th Bomb
Group in WWII. 250,000 word text based on 400 interviews and all
official sources follows the 'Air Apaches' from New Guinea to Japan.
627 laser-scanned B&W photos, many the best ever in combat. Much
on Japanese ships and aircraft. Color section of 53 photos, 48 profiles
and 4 paintings. 13 maps and extensive appendices cover all missions,
casualties, plane histories, losses, and markings. 448 pgs. 8½"x
11", hdbd. #0002919 Price: $74.95
American Aircraft, Vol 1
1934-1998 Avery. Covers O-47, NA-16/AT-6/ SNJ Texan, XB-21, NA-35,
B-25/ PBJ Mitchell, XB-28, P-51 Mustang, P-82 Twin Mustang, B-45
Tornado, F-86 Sabre, FJ-1/-4 Fury. Complete histories, specs, production
records, three-view drawings. 204 pgs., 348 B&W and 27 color
photos, 11"x 8½", sfbd.
In Detail & Scale Vol. 60
Excellent reference for modelers and aviation enthusiasts.
Focuses attention on details such as cockpit interior, landing gear, armament,
ejection seats, etc. with close-up photos and line drawings, plus
1/72 scale 5-view drawings and tables of technical data. 72 pgs. (8 color),
8½"x 11", sfbd.
Mitchell in Action
Covers the famed twin-engine medium bomber both during and after
World War II. Covers prototyping and development, production models A through
J, the Naval PBJ version, and other miscellaneous B-25's as well.
Heavily illustrated with clear explanations of model variations and
upgrades. 49 pgs., 95 B&W photos, 10 color profiles, line art,
3-views and more. 11" x 8 ¼", sfbd.
American B-25 Mitchell
The B-25 Mitchell was one of the most outstanding aircraft of WWII
Although most famous for the Doolittle raid on mainland Japan in 1942,
it served across the globe as a medium bomber and attack aircraft,
and was immensely popular with its crews. This comprehensive new
history tells the complete story of the development, operational
use and post-war career of this fine airplane. 192 pgs., 225 B&W
photos, 8½"x 11", hdbd.
The Chinese-American Composite Wing in WWII Daniels. A B-25 mechanic-gunner
in the Chinese-American Composite Wing relates his hair-raising experiences
in this forgotten war. Describes a bail out, an inadvertent shot
over his COs aircraft and battling the Japanese. Along with these
personal experiences comes a well drawn history and logistical foul
ups that characterized the CBI. 78 B&W photos, 6 maps, 112 pgs., 8½"x
From the Doolittle Raid to a German Stalag. Greening. The author
painted and wrote this one-of-a-kind record of his WWII experiences.
He was a B-25 pilot in the famous Doolittle bombing raid over Tokyo in
1942. Later, Axis gunners shot down his plane over Italy. Evading
capture for more than six months, he wound up a German POW. But Doolittle's
B17's safely brought out his logbook and art, making this new work
possible. 280 pgs. with the author's own art. 10 ½"x 9", hdbd.
Outa Hell Over Biak
Missions and adventures of the 499th Bomb Squadron. Compelling reading:
Willie has one hand lightly on the wheel - feet on the rudders - if I am
hit, he must fly immediately - so close to the ground, so fast, a
split second to grab the wheel would be fatal if he is not already
on it...- B-25 strafers." Hard to put down. 153 pgs., illustrated,
6"x 9", hdbd.
Mitchells Do fly IMC
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