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B-25's at Grimes Field in Urbana, Ohio



On April 15 to April 17 nearly 20 WWII B-25 Mitchell bombers will be staging at Urbana's Grimes Field prior to the official ceremony for the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid ceremony at The National Museum of the US Air Force. Planes will be arriving at Grimes on Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16. The Champaign Aviation Museum will be open from 9 to 5 both days, and admission is free (but donations are welcome). Rides on select B-25 aircraft will be available for purchase.

On Monday morning, April 17, the planes will depart for The National Museum of the US Air Force, where they will also be on display until taking off for the ceremonial fly-over prior to the memorial ceremony. A fly-over by two B-1 Bombers is scheduled to take place after the ceremony. There are two news releases on the NMUSAF events on this website under the "News" menu tab.

For more information (and cost of rides) on the events at Grimes Field see the Champaign Aviation Museum website at http://www.champaignaviationmuseum.org.


Location

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park 

16 S. Williams St., Dayton, OH 45402

Visitor Center:

For details and seasonal date schedules see https://www.nps.gov/daav/planyourvisit/hours.htm

or please call (937) 225-7705 for the current park schedule.

Parking:

From W. Third St., turn south on Williams St and then turn left on Fourth St. Go 1/2 block and turn left into the Visitor Center parking area.

CLICK HERE for a parking map.

See the Visitor Center page for details on hours.

Travel Note - Third St. Bridge closure:

The Third Street Bridge will be CLOSED beginning Jan. 1, 2020 until approximately Oct. 2021. Visitors can use the Fifth St. Bridge or the Salem Ave. Bridge as detours from downtown Dayton. A file with more detailed instructions for visitors traveling from the north or south via I-75, or from the east and west via US35 can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE.

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