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.

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.

The 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.

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2014 Schedule

(subject to change)

Date

March 22- 23

March 29-30

April 5-6

April 12- 13

May 16-18

July 28-Aug. 3

Aug. 16-17

Aug. 23-24

Sept. 27-28

Oct. 3-5

Oct. 18-19

Show Name

MacDill Airfest

Wings Over South Texas Airshow

Heritage to Horizon Airshow

Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona

MCAS Cherry Point Airshow

EAA AirVenture

Rochester Air Show

Duluth Air & Aviation Expo

Redding Air Show

MCAS Miramar Air Show

Memphis Air Show

Location

MacDill AFB – Tampa, FL

NAS Kingsville, TX

Columbus AFB, MS

DAVIS-Monthan AFB – Tucson, AZ

Havelock, NC

Oshkosh, WI

Rochester, NY

Duluth, MN

Redding, CA

San Diego, CA

Millington, TN

B-25

Panchito

Special Delivery

Panchito

Maid in the Shade

Panchito

Panchito

Panchito

Show Me

Old Glory

Executive Sweet

Miss Mitchell

Airshow Schedule

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2014 Airshow Schedule