The trans-Atlantic trip by the five B-25 Mitchells involved in the filming 40 years ago of Hanover Street was, as described last month, a true epic. Once they were in the UK, the making of the movie itself had its moments
HANOVER STREET B-25s
On 11 May 1978, four of what would eventually be five North American TB‑25N Mitchells touched down at Luton Airport following a somewhat fraught Atlantic crossing. Pleased as he was, one gets the sense that John ‘Jeff ‘ Hawke was disappointed that he had been unable to make a grand entry into British airspace with all five World War Two bombers.