Sandbar Mitchell Warbird of Glory Museum

NORTH AMERICAN B-25J SANDBAR MITCHELL RECOVERY & RESTORATION

Giving Tuesday - 2021

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You’ve come a long way."    •    $500 - Sabrina Kipp said "Great Job!"    •    $100 - Bruce Grinager    •    $400 - Anonymous    •    $1000 - Mark Poliak    •    $200 - Michael Elrod    •    $200 - Anonymous    •    $400 - David Yegge said "Keep up the Good Work!"    •    $100 - Anonymous    •    $20 - Andrew Cabala    •    $100 - manfred kreiselmeier said "continue the great work"    •    $100 - John Pechette    •    $200 - Gary Lampman    •    $50 - Myron Taylor    •    $200 - Jack Hardy    •    $2000 - Richard & Marie Steele    •    $100 - Susan Sonye    •    $200 - Anonymous    •    $200 - Gordon Steele said "Your trifold mission of preservation, honoring the "Greatest Generation" and training youth for careers in aviation is unique and needed!"    •    $200 - Dan Cencer    •    $100 - Matthew Vader said "Keep up the great work!"    •    $100 - Anonymous    •    $100 - Tom Aubrey    •    $50 - Ron Lendon said "Good stuff you are doing, keep teaching the kids and pass on the passion."    •    $200 - Anonymous    •    $200 - Anonymous    •    $100 - Anonymous    •    $500 - Anonymous    •    $100 - Walter Beachell    •    $100 - Dale Feigley said "Keep up the good work!"    •    $100 - Mark Ploof said "It's a great program"    •    $100 - Richard Haag said "Don't give up and the B-25 needs flying!"    •    $100 - PHILIP HARTMANN said "Keep up the great work..."    •    $1000 - Anonymous    •    $500 - Greg Baker said "I love the youth apprenticeship program and how you keep my grandfather's service remembered. Keep the mission going strong!"    •    $200 - Robert McHugh said "Can't wait to fly in her...."    •    $70 - Logan Kucharek    •    $100 - Anonymous    •    $50 - Fagen Fighters Restoration said "What you are all doing is important and appreciated. Thank you!"    •    $500 - Anonymous    •    $1000 - Anonymous    •    $60 - Pollyanne McKillop said "Congratulations on a successful Giving Tuesday!"    •    $100 - Gordon Vader    •    $500 - Alexandra Cushing said "Great people, fantastic program, amazing project! Keep reaching for the sky!!"    •    $100 - Richard Schad said "You all are making great progress, I remember what it looked like laying on the sand bar in Fairbanks, keep up the good work"    •    $100 - Anonymous    •    $200 - Kathy Green said "Great program! You’ve come a long way."    •    $500 - Sabrina Kipp said "Great Job!"    •    $100 - Bruce Grinager    •    $400 - Anonymous    •    $1000 - Mark Poliak    •    $200 - Michael Elrod    •    $200 - Anonymous    •    $400 - David Yegge said "Keep up the Good Work!"    •    $100 - Anonymous    •    $20 - Andrew Cabala    •    $100 - manfred kreiselmeier said "continue the great work"    •    $100 - John Pechette    •    $200 - Gary Lampman    •    $50 - Myron Taylor    •    $200 - Jack Hardy    •    $2000 - Richard & Marie Steele    •    $100 - Susan Sonye    •    $200 - Anonymous    •    $200 - Gordon Steele said "Your trifold mission of preservation, honoring the "Greatest Generation" and training youth for careers in aviation is unique and needed!"    •    $200 - Dan Cencer    •    $100 - Matthew Vader said "Keep up the great work!"    •    $100 - Anonymous    •    $100 - Tom Aubrey    •    $50 - Ron Lendon said "Good stuff you are doing, keep teaching the kids and pass on the passion."    •    $200 - Anonymous    •    $200 - Anonymous    •    $100 - Anonymous    •    $500 - Anonymous    •    $100 - Walter Beachell    •    $100 - Dale Feigley said "Keep up the good work!"    •    $100 - Mark Ploof said "It's a great program"    •    $100 - Richard Haag said "Don't give up and the B-25 needs flying!"    •    $100 - PHILIP HARTMANN said "Keep up the great work..."    •    $1000 - Anonymous    •    $500 - Greg Baker said "I love the youth apprenticeship program and how you keep my grandfather's service remembered. Keep the mission going strong!"    •    $200 - Robert McHugh said "Can't wait to fly in her...."    •    $70 - Logan Kucharek    •    $100 - Anonymous    •    $50 - Fagen Fighters Restoration said "What you are all doing is important and appreciated. Thank you!"    •    $500 - Anonymous    •    $1000 - Anonymous    •    $60 - Pollyanne McKillop said "Congratulations on a successful Giving Tuesday!"    •    $100 - Gordon Vader    •    $500 - Alexandra Cushing said "Great people, fantastic program, amazing project! Keep reaching for the sky!!"    •    $100 - Richard Schad said "You all are making great progress, I remember what it looked like laying on the sand bar in Fairbanks, keep up the good work"    •    $100 - Anonymous    •    $200 - Kathy Green said "Great program! You’ve come a long way."    •    $500 - Sabrina Kipp said "Great Job!"    •    $100 - Bruce Grinager    •    $400 - Anonymous    •    $1000 - Mark Poliak    •    $200 - Michael Elrod    •    $200 - Anonymous    •    $400 - David Yegge said "Keep up the Good Work!"    •    $100 - Anonymous    •    $20 - Andrew Cabala    •    $100 - manfred kreiselmeier said "continue the great work"    •    $100 - John Pechette    •    $200 - Gary Lampman    •    $50 - Myron Taylor    •    $200 - Jack Hardy    •    $2000 - Richard & Marie Steele    •    $100 - Susan Sonye    •    $200 - Anonymous    •    $200 - Gordon Steele said "Your trifold mission of preservation, honoring the "Greatest Generation" and training youth for careers in aviation is unique and needed!"    •    $200 - Dan Cencer    •    $100 - Matthew Vader said "Keep up the great work!"    •    $100 - Anonymous    •    $100 - Tom Aubrey    •    $50 - Ron Lendon said "Good stuff you are doing, keep teaching the kids and pass on the passion."    •    $200 - Anonymous    •    $200 - Anonymous    •    $100 - Anonymous    •    $500 - Anonymous    •    $100 - Walter Beachell    •    $100 - Dale Feigley said "Keep up the good work!"    •    $100 - Mark Ploof said "It's a great program"    •    $100 - Richard Haag said "Don't give up and the B-25 needs flying!"    •    $100 - PHILIP HARTMANN said "Keep up the great work..."    •    $1000 - Anonymous    •    $500 - Greg Baker said "I love the youth apprenticeship program and how you keep my grandfather's service remembered. Keep the mission going strong!"






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The mission of the Warbirds of Glory Museum is to restore and fly period aircraft to present a unique educational opportunity to understand the Second World War experience and mentor students in mechanical skills, aircraft restoration and American values.

Patrick Mihalek and Todd Trainor, both with a passion for aviation, founded the Warbirds of Glory Museum in April of 2013.

The Warbirds of Glory Museum, a publically funded organization, received its IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit designation in 2014. All Contributions and donations to the museum are fully tax-deductible.

Patrick - Our Museum - Our Passion




B-25J Sandbar Mitchell

On June 27, 1969, North American B-25J, Serial Number 44-30733, made an emergency landing on a sandbar in the middle of the Tanana River outside Fairbanks, Alaska.

B-25J Sandbar Mitchell in the 1960's outside Fairbanks, AK. Picture courtesy of Milo Peltzer

After being abandoned forty-four years, the Warbirds of Glory Museum successfully recovered the aircraft on July 5, 2013.

Air lift of Sandbar Mitchell July 5th, 2013

Skilled volunteers, including the museums Kittyhawk Academy program students, all led by aircraft restorer Patrick Mihalek, will undertake the restoration of the B-25 to airworthy status. The restoration is currently underway at the museums restoration shop in Brighton, Michigan.

Patrick with some of the youth restoration team

Sandbar Mitchell will be restored to flying condition to honor the ship and crew of 43-27537 “8Z” of the 340th Bomb Group, 488th Bombardment Squadron that was lost on a mission over Italy in March, 1945.

B-25 8Z of the 340th BG, 488th SQ.



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