Liberty Aviation Museum’s B-25J Mitchell WWII Bomber “Georgie’s Gal”

Liberty Aviation Museum’s B-25J Mitchell WWII Bomber “Georgie’s Gal”

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Over 10,000 North American B-25 Mitchell bombers were built between 1940 and the end of production in 1945. Mitchell bombers flew in support of the United States military in every theater of combat during World War II, and are most well known for the Doolittle Raid mission against Tokyo on April 18, 1942.

Georgie’s Gal is a B-25J, which is highlighted by the “bombardier’s nose” allowing for the installation of a bombsight. Other models of the Mitchell included a “gunner’s nose” which featured up to 18 machine guns. The variety of armaments allowed Mitchell bombers to fly bombing missions at altitude, low-level strafing missions, or skip bombing missions against Japanese ships.

After the end of World War II, many of the surviving B-25s such as Georgie’s Gal, were kept in the U.S. Air Force inventory and converted to aircraft used to train pilots and other crew members. The last B-25 was retired from service in 1960. B-25s were purchased from the military and used in a variety of roles such as hauling freight, spraying of insecticides and VIP transport. Today approximately 100 aircraft remain in existence, 45 of which are in flying condition.

Manufactured at Kansas City. Accepted into service 6/29/1945.
Purchased from Davis-Monthan 04/26/1960; operated out of Phoenix, AZ, registered as N9167Z, circa 1960’s.

Flew as “The Devil Made Me Do It” in Wauwatosa WI circa 1970’s

Pseudo armament added Sept. 1992, by Exec Aviation in Cincinnati OH, flown as “Man Of War”. N-Number changed to N345BG in 1993.

Flew as “Martha Jean” by Dave Wheaton in Tulsa OK 11/1999.

Bought by Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton, OH on 4/27/2011.
Newly refurbished as “Georgie’s Gal” by Aero Trader in Chino CA.



Registration Number Date of Manufacture
N345BG 6/29/1945 Kansas City
Aircraft Role Nickname
Bomber “Mitchell”
Aircraft Type: Wingspan:
North American B-25 “Mitchell” TB25N (B-25J-30) 67 feet 7 inches
Overall length: Empty weight:
52 feet 11 inches 19,852 pounds
Gross weight: Fuel capacity:
35,000 pounds 1350 miles / 974 gallons in six fuel tanks
Oil capacity Engine type:
37.5 US gallons (max burn 3 gal/hr) in 2 tanks Two 1700 hp Wright R2600-92 radial piston engines
Propeller type: Max Speed
Hamilton Standard Hydromatic controllable-pitch, full-feathering props, 3 blades, diameter 12”7″ 272 mph
Rate of Climb Cruise Speed
750 feet per minute 230 mph
Service Ceiling Number of Crew
24,200 feet Two pilots
Armament Bomb Load
Twelve 12.7 mm machine guns 4000 lbs bombs
Number Built Number Surviving
9889 34



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Refurbished by Aero Trader in Chino CA October 2011 – July 2012.
Now appearing as “Georgie’s Gal”, she is a living tribute to the legacy of our late friend and patron, George V. Woodling, Jr.

Restoration Images

Liberty Aviation Museum flight crew delivered “Martha Jean” delivered to Aero Trader in October 2011. Liberty Aviation Museum’s B-25 was taken apart by Aero Trader for winter maintenance annual and extensive refurbishment Shortys_B-25_197



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