Wednesday morning an early arrival for the 2013 Geneseo, NY Air Show, landed on the long grass airstrip at the Geneseo Airport. It is the only B-25H, World War Two bomber, that is still flying. This particular aircraft is notable because of the 75mm cannon mounted in the nose. There are numerous B-25's flying today but this is the only one with the cannon. These were used in the war for ground attack and for sinking ships. This cannon was hand loaded by the navigator of the aircraft and fired by the pilot. There were also 4 50cal machine guns in the nose and 4 more on the sides of the aircraft. This type of aircraft was made famous by Col Jimmy Doolittle, when he commanded the group of 16 B-25's that were launched from an Aircraft Carrier and then bombed Tokyo, Japan. Come and see this very interesting aircraft at the National Warplane Museum in Geneseo, NY. It is located directly across from the Geneseo College. The Museum is open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, 10am till 4pm. For more information visit 1941hag.org or call 585-243-2100 during operating hours.
Geneseo Air Show Early Arrival
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