History in Flight

Rare warbirds star in a California airshow

(Tony Reichhardt)


(Frank Mormillo/ Planes of Fame Museum)

Almost 10,000 B-25 medium bombers were built in World War II, and there are probably more B-25s still flying today than any other type of bomber from the war. The Planes of Fame Museum’s B-25J was built in Kansas City, Kansas, a plant that opened when the North American plant in Inglewood, California, building the bombers and P-51 Mustang fighters, had reached its capacity.


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