- 725 blocks
- Includes 2 figure – 2 USAAF Pilots:
- Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle, Lt. Richard E. Cole; 34th Bomb Squadron, USS Hornet, Tokyo Raid 18 April 1942
- Compatible with other leading brands of construction blocks
- Made in Europe
- Illustrated instructions manual included in each set
- Model dimensions (L x W x H): 16.5″ x 20.2″ x 4.7″
- Recommended Ages: 7 & Up
- Part of COBI Small Army: World War II series
The North American B-25 Mitchell was an American bomber plane. The Mitchell was designed in 1939 first used the following year. This two engine bomber was the first that could take off from the deck of an aircraft carrier. When the U.S. struck the Japanese home islands for the first time, it was B-25s flying off of the USS Hornet. Under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle, they struck Japan in April 1942.
To learn more about the B-25, click the following view its page on Boeing’s website (Boeing purchased the company North American Aviation had become in 1996): B-25 Mitchell Bomber Historical Snapshot
A Wisconsin Veteran’s Story
Sidney D. Tannenbaum, from Oshkosh, WI, was a B-25 pilot during World War II. He served in the 488th Bombardment Squadron in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations. During the Tunisia Campaign, he was stationed in North Africa. Then later he also took part in the invasions of Sicily and Italy in 1944.
To see items related to Tannenbaum’s service that the Wisconsin Veterans Museum holds, click here: Sidney D. Tannenbaum Collection
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