WOW371 B-25 ‘RAF’


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The North American B-25 Mitchell was an American twin-engine, medium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation (NAA) company. The design was named in honour 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 theatre of World War II and after WW2 ended many remained in service, operating across four decades. Produced in numerous variants, nearly 10,000 Mitchells rolled from NAA factories. The majority of B-25s in American service were used in the war against Japan in Asia and the Pacific, however the Mitchell also fought on the European front and our model represents a B-25 from 320 (Dutch) Squadron RAF.

In 1943 the squadron was equipped with Mitchell’s and participated in many ‘Ramrod’ and ‘Noball’ operations and also bombing attacks on construction works, railway yards, fuel dumps plus V-1 flying bomb sites in the North of France, in advance of the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944 (D-Day).

After D-Day the bombing of tactical targets continued and changed from France to the Dutch coast of Zeeland, and in September 1944 the squadron was involved in bombing German troops in the surroundings of Arnhem during the British airborne landings there at this time. In September the squadron started bombing targets in Germany along the Rhine for the advancing allied troops. In October 1944 the squadron was transferred to Belgium. From there the bombing of bridges and airfields in the east of the Netherlands and Germany continued. During 1943 and 1944 the squadron took heavy losses. On 30 April 1945 the squadron moved to Achmer, Lower Saxony in Germany. After the war the squadron was transferred to the Dutch Navy and was disbanded in 2005 due to defence cuts.

We have 3 models priced at $1300.00 plus shipping / UK £1100.00. Please note the mats and K&C figures are shown for display purposes only and are not included.

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