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Oct 3, 2015. Bob, John, and Roger (pictured above) have been working in our restoration shop to prepare this Pratt & Whitney R-2800 static display engine for a buyer. We acquired this WWII engine on trade. Since it is not a B-25 engine, we sold it to a private collector to raise funds for our project. The agreement was that we’d clean and paint the R-2800. A warm Thank You to the guys for volunteering. They are hard workers and a joy to be around.
North American Aviation B-25J 44-30733 nicknamed Sandbar Mitchell after it crashed on a Tanana River sandbar near Fairbanks, Alaska in June of 1969. With the help of skilled volunteers and through the financial support of people like you this B-25J will once again grace the skies over America to honor our veterans.
After spending forty-four years resting on the Tanana River Sandbar, Sandbar Mitchell was recovered on July 5, 2013. The aircraft is now under a ten-year restoration to flight worthy status at the Warbirds Of Glory Museum’s restoration shop in Brighton, Michigan.
Patrick Mihalek and Todd Trainor founded the Warbirds of Glory Museum in April of 2013 in the State of Michigan with the primary goal of preserveing aircraft of historical significance, and WWII memobelia for the benefit of present and future generations.
The museum is a public charity with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Contributions donated to the museum are fully tax-deductible.