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B-25 Bomber "Sandbar Mitchell" Rescue from Alaska

A project in Brighton, MI by Patrick Mihalek and Todd Trainor
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A 30-year old Michigan man is organizing an effort to rescue a crashed B-25 from Alaska. He plans to restore and fly it again.
Backers: 402
Average Pledge Per Backer: $68

Funded: $27,154 of $20,000
Dates: May 5th -> Jun 10th (36 days)
Project By: Patrick Mihalek and Todd Trainor
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Latest News

20 minutes left - Kick Up Challenge

June 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Only 20 minutes left. After the pledge drive is over... we will be going to Red Robin in Brighton to have our dinner and comply with our obligations of the Kick Up Challenge.   Join us at Red Robin if you live in the SE michigan area. What is the... (Read More)

Final 2 hours - Kick Up....What's a Kick Up?

June 10th - via: kickstarter.com
We are so nervous about these final two hours.  While were hoping for a last minute pledge of one of our premium rewards to seal-the-deal for the propellers, we more realistically hopeful that we can reach $26,000 or more.  Every $100 helps with... (Read More)

Final Day - Public Webcasts for Monday

June 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Yeah! We are already $1185 into our final $7500 stretch goal! Thank you. We had two great webcast updates for our backers this past weekend. Thanks for all those who attended. It was fun. We will have three more public webcasts on Monday as follows... (Read More)

Stretch Goal - Propellers - Final hours

June 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Bombardiers,   Thank you. We have reached our $4000 stretch goal. Thank you to all the new backers and existing backers that have made this happen. Patrick immediately traveled to the local museum and purchased the vertical stabilizer so we could... (Read More)

Final Stretch Goal - Need your help in the final hours

June 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Bombardiers, Thank you. We have reached our $4000 stretch goal. Thank you to all the new backers and existing backers that have made this happen. Patrick immediately traveled to the local museum and purchased the vertical stabilizer so we could show... (Read More)

Stretch goal - Private Webcast for Backers - Sat & Sun

June 8th - via: kickstarter.com
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3 Days Left - The B-25 Design Still Wins Flying Competitions

June 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Bombardiers, I hope you enjoy today’s video update. It is a little different than our past updates. Please leave a comment at the Kickstarter Update #27 page about what you think. This update demonstrates how the B-25 Mitchell design has proven... (Read More)

Special Offer For Backers - B-25 Support Team t-shirt

June 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Bombardiers, As a special thanks to you 339 backers that believe in our history-saving mission we make the following offer. Just for Bombardiers! Increase your pledge and get an additional reward. Help us reach our Stretch goal. Increase your pledge... (Read More)

Patricks Story Part #2

June 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
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Announcing Our $4000 Stretch Goal

June 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Rescue funding accomplished! Now we begin the long journey of restoration. We start this journey with a stretch goal to acquire the first of the missing parts. We are fully aware that this project will take a lot of money and time to complete.... (Read More)

Fully-Funded! Thank you... and a Clue

June 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you so much Bombadiers, for your overwhelming support and encouragement. Thanks to all of you, we have a fully-funded project and we are very grateful. These words fall short in expressing how honored we feel watching people from all over the... (Read More)

Busy, busy, busy!

June 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Good morning Bombardiers! We are almost there, less then $1,500 away from our goal. We are so thankful for all your support.   Todd, Anna and I have been very busy doing the final planing for the recovery trip, packing tools, and making rewards. ... (Read More)

B-25 Pilot - Project Backer - Bill McConnell - USAF Veteran

May 30th - via: kickstarter.com
What a thrill it was to have a US Air Force veteran visit us today to regale us with stories of flying the B-25. Bill is another one of the old timers that visits our workshop several times a month. This time I turned on the video camera so we’d... (Read More)

Fun evening at the shop!

May 30th - via: kickstarter.com
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Brighton’s Memorial Day Parade

May 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Good evening Bombardiers, I would like to tell you about our day at the Memorial Day Parade! This morning Todd and I set up a small display on the sidewalk near the parade route with the elevator of the B-25 to help spread the word locally of the... (Read More)

Fellow project backer Charlie Flaherty - WWII B-17 Gunner

May 24th - via: kickstarter.com
We are excited to tell you that a World War II veteran that flew 35 missions as a gunner on a B-17 has recently made a large commitment to our Kickstarter Project.  90 year old Charlie Flaherty pledged $1000. Charlie is a very quiet man that... (Read More)

Join our Facebook - Almost 60% of Goal

May 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
I encourage y'all to join our facebook page.  A lot of activity is going on there.  www.facebook.com/sandbarmitchell Can you believe as I go to bed for the night we are just this close (my fingers are very close together) from reaching 60% (See... (Read More)

Pure Excitement in a B-25!

May 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
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New pictures of Sandbar Mitchell

May 21st - via: kickstarter.com
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How I got involved in the B-25 - Supplemental from Anna

May 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Just look at Patrick’s joy in finding this treasure to restore. This photo was taken after Patrick closed the deal and finished packing the B-25.  It is the final handshake from the previous owner before leaving Oklahoma to come home to his... (Read More)

How I got involved in the B-25

May 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Good evening all! Today’s update is the story of how I got involved in the B-25 and now Sandbar Mitchell today. It all started in May of 2012, I just returned home from the 70th Doolittle Raiders reunion in Dayton Ohio, were I had the privilege of... (Read More)

We are halfway there!

May 20th - via: kickstarter.com
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We visited Sandbar Mitchell in person. The kind folks of Fairbanks Alaska

May 18th - via: kickstarter.com
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Visit by Bombardier Jon - Everybody is welcome to visit our workshop

May 17th - via: kickstarter.com
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New Rewards - B-25 Propeller Art - Radial Engine Table

May 16th - via: kickstarter.com
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Here's the helicopter that will rescue Sandbar Mitchell

May 16th - via: kickstarter.com
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Patrick’s Story Part #1 The Early Years

May 15th - via: kickstarter.com
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Come with us to Alaska. Help us recover this B-25.

May 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello backers. Todd here. Thank you so much for your support so far. We are very grateful.  Keep spreading the news. For this update, we want to extend an invitation. Come to Alaska with us. We want share this rare experience with other crazy... (Read More)

Excited for Alaska!

May 11th - via: kickstarter.com
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Behind the Scenes - A view of our workshop

May 11th - via: kickstarter.com
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Sandbar Mitchell and The 340th Bomb Group

May 9th - via: kickstarter.com
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Sandbar Mitchell Trivia!

May 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everybody. We have 32 days left and we appear to be trending in the correct direction. A very special thanks to two of our backers, Jon and Lyne for giving us great advice how to run a better Kickstarter campaign. Especially a very useful tool... (Read More)

The beginning!

May 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! This is so exciting to see the pledges coming in already to help recover Sandbar Mitchell, Todd and I are so greatly thankful.  I will be visiting the National Air and Space Museum Archives today to do research on the micro film drawings for... (Read More)

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