June 14-16, 2024

RickenBacker International Airport Columbus, Ohio

B-25 “Georgie’s Gal” Liberty Aviation Museum

B-25 “Georgie’s Gal” Liberty Aviation Museum

The B-25 "Georgie's Gal" was built at the North American Aviation manufacturing plant in Kansas City, Kansas. "Georgie's Gal" entered into military service in 1945, but never saw any active combat service.

Later, Georgie's Gal" changed hands several times, was eventually decommissioned and entered civilian service. "Georgie's Gal" previously known as "The Devil Made Me Do It," "Man Of War," and "Martha Jean."

In 2011, Liberty Aviation Museum, which is located in Port Clinton, OH, purchase “Georgie’s Gal.” From winter 2011 until spring of 2012, the aircraft underwent extensive mechanical and cosmetic restoration.

About the B-25s

The B-25 Mitchell was introduced in 1941 and named in honor of Major William Mitchell, a pioneer of U.S. military aviation. It is a twin-engine medium bomber that served in every theater of WWII. The B-25 was one of the most heavily armed aircraft in the war, and was used for high-and-low bombing, strafing, photo reconnaissance, submarine patrol, and even as a fighter.

B-25s are the first medium bombers to take flight from aircraft carriers. This helped them secure their place in history during the carrier-launched Doolittle Raid against Japan in April 1942.

 

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