The sad ending to the life of this B-25 Mitchell and its pilot. Unfortunately there’s no context for this video aside from what the narrator is saying.
4,590338 November, 2018
If you love history than you will know of the "Doolittle Raid" of 1942. Where 16 B25 Bombers did the impossible and took off from an aircraft carrier. Every pilot knew it was a "one way ticket". Yesterday the Klaers boys pulled out their B25 "In the mood" and took her flying. The rest is history :)
1,9303410 September, 2018
Another B-25 crash landing, but this time with a happier ending.
This segment of film was shot on April 4, 1945 and shows a lone B-25J of the 499th Bomb Squadron, 345th Bomb Group – the “Air Apaches” – conducting a belly landing at an airfield at San Marcelino in the Philippines. With the landing gear mechanism broken, Capt. John Baeta, the pilot, brought the plane in low and flew a couple passes over the airstrip hoping the commanding officer of the base could get some sort of idea as to what exactly the problem was. Evidently this didn’t work and Baeta was forced to conduct a belly landing, which went pretty smoothly judging as we can see by this footage. There were no injuries.
As the old saying goes, “Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing. Any landing after which you can use the airplane again is a great landing.”
🎒⛺️ Going off the grid for the next week! Malvin and I are headed on a 5 day backpack trip to explore the wreckage of United States B-25 bomber that crashed in 1945. Our mission is to secure proof of the remains of the bomber crew so they may be transported states side for an honourable burial.
Expect pictures in a week! #backpacking#offthegrid#ww2#b25#indonesiaadventure
6224 hours ago
Pass the avocado beard oil! Don't care if it makes me look like a hipster, I like my eBay headlight grille. It's easy to fit of you are an octopus. Otherwise it's a right bugger. Going to try and do some off roading this year so that's my excuse.