Allen County stop part of warbird’s travels

The B-25J "Miss Mitchell," a World War II-era bomber, was at Allen County Airport Sunday, and will return to the airport at 11 a.m. Wednesday as part of its trip back home to Minnesota. The public is invited to check out the aircraft, while rides will be offered for those willing to pay the $450 fee.


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September 7, 2021 - 5:49 AM

The B 25 "Miss Miller" taxis along the runway to Allen County Airport Sunday. The World War II-era aircraft will be back at the airport for public viewing (and rides for anyone who pays a $450 fee) starting at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

A living piece of World War II aviation history will be back in Iola Wednesday.

A B-25J — Miss Mitchell — stopped in Iola for refueling Sunday while en route from Minnesota to San Antonio, Texas.

There, the old warbird was to take part in a ceremonial flyover to honor the legacy of Lt. Col. Dick Cole, the last surviving member of the “Doolittle Raiders,” who died in 2019 at age 103.

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