Users of the B-25 were Australia, Brazil, Britain, Canada, China, France, Netherlands, Soviet Union, and the United States.
The B-25s flew 63,177 missions, dropped 84,980 tons of bombs, and shot down 193 enemy aircraft.
The B-25As were first delivered in 1941 to the 17th Bomb Group.
The B-25 Mitchell was first use in combat was on December 24, 1941 when one sunk a Japanese submarine.
The B-25s were used in New Guinea and the Philippines.
From Shangrai La
Sixteen B-25Bs, under the leadership of Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle, took off from the carrier USS Hornet in April 1942 to bomb Tokyo. The raid was a huge moral builder for the Americans who were in much need of a success. When asked by reporters where the planes were from, President Roosevelt said "Shangrai La."
The B-25s were often used in skipping a bomb on the water into the side of its target.
Major Paul I. "Pappy" Gunn, 5th Air Force in Australia, modified B-25Cs and B-25Ds by adding additional machine guns to the front.
Scratch One Destroyer
A Japanese destroyer was sunk by seven shots from a B-25H's 75 mm cannon.
United States Marines
The United States Marines used the Mitchells in the Pacific and called them PBJs. 687 / 706 were delivered.
Royal Air Force (RAF)
The RAF used 23 B-25Bs, called Mitchell I, were used as trainers. The B-25B and B-25C were called the Mitchell II and 538 were recieved. The RAF received 314 B-25Js and called them the Mitchell III.
After World War II
Some B-25s were still used as trainers (TB-25J) into the 1950s (until January 1959).