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    Location of Hanover Street Mitchells

    During conversation today, a question came up regarding the where abouts of the surviving Mitchels used in the film Hanover Street. I know this has been discussed here before, but I´ve been unable to locate the thread with the search facility.

    Of particular interest would be the surviving aircraft, with reference to their nose art names during the ferry over from the US.
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    151632 Gorgeous George Ann / Thar She Blows B-25J-30NC 44-30925 N9494Z Brussels Air Museum
    151645 Marvellous Miriam B-25J-20NC 44-29366 N9115Z RAF Museum Hendon
    151790 Amazing Andrea B-25J-30NC 44-86701 N7681C Destroyed – Hangar Fire
    151863 Big Bad Bonnie B-25J-30NC 44-86843 N9455Z Grissom Air Museum
    151724 Brenda’s Boys B-25J-20NC 44-29121 N86427 Museo del Aire, Madrid, Spain

    There you go......all from memory

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    Quote Originally Posted by Propstrike View Post
    151632 Gorgeous George Ann / Thar She Blows B-25J-30NC 44-30925 N9494Z Brussels Air Museum
    151645 Marvellous Miriam B-25J-20NC 44-29366 N9115Z RAF Museum Hendon
    151790 Amazing Andrea B-25J-30NC 44-86701 N7681C Destroyed – Hangar Fire
    151863 Big Bad Bonnie B-25J-30NC 44-86843 N9455Z Grissom Air Museum
    151724 Brenda’s Boys B-25J-20NC 44-29121 N86427 Museo del Aire, Madrid, Spain

    There you go......all from memory
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    Propstrike,
    WOW. FIVE minutes. One of the fastest responses I´ve ever seen

    Thank you so much. Now I can tell the co-pilot of Marvellous Miriam where his aircraft is located. I´m sure he will go over there and pat her!
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    What I meant was I remembered to look on Wiki..

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    Sometimes I feel stupid, other times I feel REALLY stupid
    To my defence I must say I tried to google Apparently using the wrong search words
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    Worry not, I am always happy to chip in with any thread on this movie.

    It was filmed just 4 miles over the hill from my house, and when I was 13, it was the highlight of my year. We knew they were coming very soon, and then one afternoon I got a phone call from my school-chum, who held his phone out of the front door so I could hear five Mitchells blasting over his house on short finals to Bovingdon!

    For anyone who might not be aware the 'Mitchells Do Fly In IMC'' film documentary is posted ( in parts ) on YouTube.

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    Big Bad Bonnie

    Big Bad Bonnie's at Chino with Dave Tallichet's collection isn't it?

    ( and I've just checked with Wikipedia which agrees!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Propstrike View Post
    For anyone who might not be aware the 'Mitchells Do Fly In IMC'' film documentary is posted ( in parts ) on YouTube.
    Thanks for the heads up.
    Sadly the final part is not available in my country.
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    Big bad Bonnie

    Who was it that owned/operated Bonnie in the UK in the 1980s? was it Jeff Hawkes? I remember its UK display career ended when it blew an engine & was left grounded on a French airfield.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myford View Post
    Who was it that owned/operated Bonnie in the UK in the 1980s? was it Jeff Hawkes? I remember its UK display career ended when it blew an engine & was left grounded on a French airfield.
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    Hawke was involved, as well as a guy named Rodney Small who also operated a Dove/ Devon.

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    For anyone interested I still have a few copies left of the DVD I made of the original video shown on channel 4, B25 Mitchells do fly in IMC... when this subject first appeared on here some years ago. Just PM me your address.
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    A fun day out.

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    I was just thumbing through an old issue of Flypast, and found Tony Howarth's ad for "Mitchells do fly in IMC". There is also an offer for T-shirts at £4.00. Did anyone actually buy them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by T J Johansen View Post
    There is also an offer for T-shirts at £4.00. Did anyone actually buy them?

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    Buy them ?

    I have worn nothing else since 1984 ( and I bought just one )

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    The seldom- seen Hanover Street is scheduled for broadcast on Tue 15th May on Film 4 at 11.00 .

    Not a terrible film, but the flying content is unimaginative. However, it spawned the brilliant '' ( name of bomber ) Do Fly In IMC'' documentary, which incidentally is still up on You Tube ( it normally gets taken down swiftly) because it is more obscurely listed under the name of one of the well-known pilots ! Can't say more than that......

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    Just watched Hannover Street and the B25 documentary and enjoyed them both.

    The contrast between the boys own, daring do Hawkes and the safety first conservative Talichett was very evident in the documentary.
    Do you think the airshow scene is better or worse now that the likes of Jeff Hawkes are no longer with us and we have all the regulations?

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    Why not ask this question of the widows and orphans of Don Bullock's A26 display?

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    Succinct Moggy, a fair point.

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    I don't remember if these aircraft were in the film. They were seen at Blackbushe in 1979 together with some Ju-52's and other historics.

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    All three are former Hanover Street B-25s. The first is N9115Z which was used by Hawke for several airshow appearances in 1978-79. Maybe even later. I think this is the 25 in which the turret came off during a display. You can see the old paint job shine through on the cowls, nose and fins. The second is N86427 and the colors/ nose- art were used in the movie Yanks. The third is N9455Z which later flew with Hawke/ Mitchell Flight. This is the one that ended up derelict in Avignon until Dave Tallichet came back and returned it to flying condition. They then flew it back to the US, the only one of the five to return to its country of origin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Propstrike
    151632 Gorgeous George Ann / Thar She Blows B-25J-30NC 44-30925 N9494Z Brussels Air Museum
    151645 Marvellous Miriam B-25J-20NC 44-29366 N9115Z RAF Museum Hendon
    151790 Amazing Andrea B-25J-30NC 44-86701 N7681C Destroyed – Hangar Fire
    151863 Big Bad Bonnie B-25J-30NC 44-86843 N9455Z Grissom Air Museum
    151724 Brenda’s Boys B-25J-20NC 44-29121 N86427 Museo del Aire, Madrid, Spain
    I just had a quick look at the Warbird Registry entries for these aircraft and noticed that 44-86843 is not listed as having been used in Hanover Street. It also lists a different N-number for this airframe (N3507G instead of N9455Z). I guess that may just be an incomplete entry in the registry, or are we mixing up Mitchells?

    If I look at N9455Z in the FAA database, this appears to be 44-30210, not 44-86843. That means that the list posted by Propstrike in post #2 should be amended as follows:

    151863 Big Bad Bonnie B-25J-30NC 44-30210 N9455Z Tulsa, OK.
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    The story of recoving the Brussels one....http://www.bamfbamrs.be/B25/B25-en.htm

    and an up to date progress page http://www.bapa.aero/Workshop%20B-25.htm
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    Ah, Hanover Street. I remember the scene where the B-25 is struck by German flack. Top secret German flack that can kill everyone on the plane with one shot apart from the two main characters.

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    Haven't seen that film in ages, but it does mean that there's probably another bomber for my movie star models list....!
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