Doolittle Raider in Russia

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  1. krasnayaznamya

    krasnayaznamya New Member

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    Hello!!

    I'm trying to find out more information on the B-25B/Mitchell that went down in Russia following the Doolittle Raid in 1942. Specifically, I know what happened to the crew, but what happened with the aircraft? Was it taken somewhere and do any pictures of the aircraft exist? Is it still around at a museum somewhere?

    Thank you very much for any assistance you can provide!!!
     
  2. Sputnik34

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    I know what plane you're talking about. History says it was destroyed in a hanger fire in the late 40's, early 50's in the USSR.
     
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    Of course that's what the russians will tell you... "uh, it broke. you can't have it back."

    just kiddin, just kiddin :)
     
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    Well look what happend to B-29 that crashed in Russia!!!!!
     
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    syscom3 Pacific Historian

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    And so what if the Russians got ahold of a 1939 vintage design that was obsolescent in 1945.
     
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    FLYBOYJ "THE GREAT GAZOO"
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    The B-29 became obsolete when the first B-36s entered service....
     
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    I don't know if the B25 had the Norden but if it did, no doubt they would find it very interesting
     
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    I just remembered somehting.

    In Lend lease, the Russians got lots of B25's. So whats the big deal?
     
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    The Doolittle raiders did not carry a Norden.

    Yep...
     
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