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North American B-25 Mitchell

Doolittle Raid - The B-25's














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The Doolittle Raid - The crew

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The B-25's

Takeoff #1
Airplane #40-2344 Take off at 0820 (8:20am) Ship Time, Pilot Lt. Col. J.H. Doolittle, Co-Pilot Lt. R.E. Cole, Navigator Lt. H.A. Potter, Bombardier
S/Sgt. F.A. Braemer, Engineer/Gunner S/Sgt. P.J. Leonard
 
Takeoff #2
Airplane #40-2292 Take off at 0825 (8:25am) Ship Time, Pilot Lt. T. Hoover, Co-Pilot Lt. Wm N. Fitzhugh, Navigator Lt. Carl N. Wildner, Bombardier Lt. Richard E. Miller, Engineer/Gunner S/Sgt. Douglas V. Radney
 
Takeoff #3
Airplane #40-2270 Take off at 0830 (8:30am) Ship Time, Pilot 1st Lt. Robert Gray, Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. Jacob E. Manch, Navigator 2nd Lt. Charles J. Ozuk, Bombardier Sgt. A.E. Jones, Engineer/Gunner Cpl. Leland D. Faktor
 
Takeoff #4
Airplane #40-2282 Take off at 0833 (8:33am) Ship Time, Pilot 1st Lt. Everett W. "Brick" Holstrom, Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. Lucian N. Youngblood, Navigator 2nd Lt. Harry C. McCool, Bombardier Sgt. Robert J. Stephens, Engineer/Gunner Cpl Bert M. Jordan
 
Takeoff #5
Airplane #40-2283 Take off at 0837 (8:37am) Ship Time, Pilot Captain David M. Jones, Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. Rodney R. Wilder, Navigator 2nd Lt. Eugene F. McGurl, Bombardier 2nd Lt. Denver N. Truelove, Engineer/Gunner
Sgt. Joseph W. Manske
 
Takeoff #6
Airplane #40-2298 Take off at 0840 (8:40am) Ship Time, Pilot 2nd Lt. Dean E. Hallmark, Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. Robert J. Meder, Navigator 2nd Lt. Chase J. Neilson, Bombardier Sgt. William J. Dieter, Engineer/Gunner Cpl Donald E. Fitzmaurice
 
Takeoff #7
Airplane #40-2261 Take off at 0843 (8:43am) Ship Time, Pilot 1st Lt. Ted W. Lawson, Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. Dean Davenport, Navigator 2nd Lt. Charles E. McClure, Bombardier 2nd Lt. Robert S. Clever, Engineer/Gunner Sgt. David J. Thatcher
 
Takeoff #8
Airplane #40-2242 Take off at 0846 (8:46am) Ship Time, Pilot Captain Edward J. York, Co-Pilot 1st Lt. Robert G. Emmens, Navigator 2nd Lt. Nolan A. Herndon, Bombardier S/Sgt. T.H. Laban, Engineer/Gunner Sgt. David W. Pohl
 
Takeoff #9
Airplane #40-2303 Take off at 0850 (8:50am) Ship Time, Pilot 1st Lt. Harold F. Watson, Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. James M. Parker, Navigator 2nd Lt. Thomas C. Griffin, Bombardier Sgt/ Wayne M. Bissell, Engineer/Gunner T/Sgt. Eldred V. Scott
 
Takeoff #10
Airplane #40-2250 Take off at 0853 (8:53am) Ship Time, Pilot 1st Lt. Richard O. Joyce, Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. J. Royden Stork, Navigator 2nd Lt. Horace E. Crouch, Bombardier Sgt. George E. Larkin, Jr., Engineer/Gunner S/Sgt. Edward W. Horton, Jr.
 
Takeoff #11
Airplane #40-2249 Take off at 0856 (8:56am) Ship Time, Pilot Captain Charles R. Greening, Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. Kenneth E. Reddy, Navigator 2nd Lt. Frank A. Kappeler, Bombardier S/Sgt. William L. Birch, Engineer/Gunner Sgt. Melvin J. Gardner
 
Takeoff #12
Airplane #40-2278 Take off at 0859 (8:59am) Ship Time, Pilot 1st Lt. William M. Bower, Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. Thadd Blanton, Navigator 2nd Lt. William R. Pound, Bombardier T/Sgt. Waldo J. Bither, Engineer/Gunner S/Sgt. Omer A. Duquette
 
Takeoff #13
Airplane #40-2247 Take off at 0901 (9:01am) Ship Time, Pilot 1st Lt. Edgar E. McElroy, Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. R.A. Knobloch, Navigator 2nd Lt. C.J. Campbell, Bombardier Sgt. Robert C. Bourgeois, Engineer/Gunner Sgt. Adam R. Williams
 
Takeoff #14
Airplane #40-2297 Take off at 0907 (9:07am) Ship Time, Pilot Major J.A. Hilger, Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. Jack A. Sims, Navigator 2nd Lt. James H. Macie, Jr., Bombardier S/Sgt. Jacob Eierman, Engineer/Gunner S/Sgt. Edwin V. Bain
 
Takeoff #15
Airplane #40-2267 Take off at 0915 (9:15am) Ship Time, Pilot 1st Lt. Donald G. Smith, Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. G.P. Williams, Navigator/Bombardier 2nd Lt. Howard A. Sessler, Flight Surgeon 1st Lt. T.R. White, M.D., Engineer/Gunner Sgt. Edward J. Saylor
 
Takeoff #16
Airplane #40-2268 Take off at 0919 (9:19am) Ship Time, Pilot 1st Lt. William G. Farrow, Co-Pilot 1st Lt. Robert L. Hite, Navigator 2nd Lt. George Barr, Bombardier Cpl. Jacob DeShazer, Engineer/Gunner Cpl C. Spatz
 
 
 

Main Wing Tanks

646 Gallons

Bomb Bay Tank

225 Gallons

Crawl Way Tank

160 Gallons

Rear Turret Tank

60 Gallons

Ten 5 Gallon Cans

50 Gallons

TOTAL

1141 Gallons