Forty years ago, a ragtag assortment of B-25 Mitchells embarked on a risk-laden trans-Atlantic flight, their objective to reach Britain and fly in the film Hanover Street. In the first half of a two-part article, we recall one of the most intrepid exploits in the world of historic aviation with the help of documentary film-maker Tony Howarth, whose cameras covered the trip in great depth


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