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Monday, Aug. 11-Monday, Aug. 18: B-25 "Maid in the Shade"

Olympic Flight Museum

B-25J "Maid in the Shade" takes off from the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force during the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders reunion in 2010. Photo courtesy of U.S. Air Force

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The Olympic Flight Museum will host the B-25 "Maid In The Shade" Aug. 11-18. The B-25 Mitchell was made famous by the Doolittle Raiders, when 16 of these medium bombers took off the deck of the USS Hornet and bombed Tokyo just four months after Pearl Harbor.  The B-25 served in both theaters of war in many roles from bomber to transport.  After the war, it continued service best known for its role as a fire bomber.  The aircraft will be on display for the public, offering cockpit tours and rides. {WV}

B-25 "MAID IN THE SHADE," 11-5 p.m. Aug. 11-18, Olympic Flight Museum, Olympia Regional Airport, 7643 Old Highway 99 SE, Olympia, $5 cockpit tour, $395 (waist gunner) or $650 (flight deck) rides, 360.705.3925

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