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2016 DAV Flight Team Schedule

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

DAV Airshow Outreach

The DAV Airshow Outreach Program was developed to increase public awareness of disabled veterans and to serve veterans in communities across the nation. Using two B-25 medium bombers, the program reminds the public of the sacrifices veterans have made and continue to make to keep our nation free.

2016 DAV B-25 Schedule

About the Bombers

The North American B25 was among the famous twin engine medium bombers used during World War II. It was the most widely produced American twin engine combat aircraft. No doubt, part of its heroic stature derives from its namesake, the outspoken Gen. Billy Mitchell who proved once and for all that bombers could destroy targets, and that wars would nevermore be decided only on land or sea. The B-25 achieved worldwide fame on April 18, 1942. Sixteen B-25′s, under the command of Lt. Col. James Doolittle, were launched from the aircraft carrier Hornet in a daring raid on five Japanese cities including Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama, Nagoya, and Kobe.

2016 DAV B-25 ScheduleThe B-25J “Panchito,” named after the feisty rooster from Disney’s animated musical The Three Caballeros, was a bomber with the 396th Bomb Squadron, 41st Bomb Group, 7th Air Force, stationed in the Central Pacific. After several attacks on various Japanese strongholds in Southern Japan as well as Japanese help Eastern China, she was scheduled for another bombing run to Japan on the day the Japanese surrendered.

The North American B-25J Mitchell Bomber was among the most famous twin engine medium bombers used during World War II. The B-25 Mitchell “Special Delivery” honors the achievements of Lt. Col. James Doolittle and his daring raiders who helped turn the tide of the war in the Pacific.




DAV Flight Team 2016 Schedule

(subject to change)

Show Date: June 11-12
Show Name: RING Open House/Air Show
Location: North Kingstown, RI
B-25: TBD

Show Date: July 9-10
Show Name: Duluth Air & Aviation Expo
Location: Duluth, MN
B-25: Show Me

Show Date: July 25-31
Show Name: EAA AirVenture
Location: Oshkosh, WI
B-25: TBD

Show Date: August 6-7
Show Name: Boeing Seafair Airshow
Location: Seattle, WA
B-25: TBD

Show Date: Sept. 10-11
Show Name: Fort Wayne Air Show/Open House
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
B-25: Miss Mitchell

Show Date: Oct. 1-2
Show Name: Robins AFB Air Show
Location: Wamer-Robins, GA
B-25: Killer Bee