B-25 MITCHELL YELLOW ROSE
The B-25 Mitchell Yellow Rose is completely restored to its wartime capabilities and is operated by the Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing. After being donated in 1981 and a four year restoration, the aircraft was lovingly restored to WWII condition. Thousands of man hours were donated over the four year period by the members and volunteers in order to bring the Rose back into full operational readiness.
History of the B-25 Mitchell
The North American B-25 Mitchell is an American twin-engine, medium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation (NAA). It was named in honor of Major General William "Billy" Mitchell, a pioneer of U.S. military aviation. Used by many Allied air forces, the B-25 served in every theater of World War II and after the war ended many remained in service, operating across four decades. Produced in numerous variants, nearly 10,000 Mitchells rolled from NAA factories. These included a few limited models, such as the United States Marine Corps' PBJ-1 patrol bomber and the United States Army Air Forces' F-10 reconnaissance aircraft and AT-24 trainers.