Yesterday the planes flew over to Wright Patterson Air Field for the memorial flight that occurred today. Yesterday truly marked the 70th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid, for it was April 18th that the raid took place. In honor of this 20 B25’s went up at 1230 to get into formation to go over the field. At 1300 hours on the nose the planes filled the sky and Wright Patterson was once again filled with the sounds of the Mitchell’s.
There were so many planes that capturing them without getting micro dots was actually a challenge. Switching over to the 70-200 would’ve gotten all the planes in the frame but they would have been small. With only two passes there was no time to waste so every shot counted.
After coordinating 20 B-25’s together the crews went back to Grimes Airfield and needless to say they were tired. After the hour drive we arrived at the field and this was pretty much the sight. The crews of each plane relaxing in the shade under the wing.
In the Camera Bag:
Nikon D3, 200-400 VRII, on Lexar UDMA Digitl Film