Heavenly Body


The restored B-25 bomber practices take-off for an upcoming re-enactment of the Doolittle Raid, a key morale-boosting bombing run on Tokyo by the Army Air Forces.  This picture of the aircraft shows its pinup-style nose art, carrying with it the plane’s name, Heavenly Body.

Photographer:  Terry Mitchell

Location:  North Island, California

Date Taken:  4 April, 1992

Aircraft:  North American Aviation B-25 Mitchell

Source:  Record Group 330: Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, 1921 – 2008


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