Contribute $250 or more and we will have your name (or the name of someone you'd like to honor) etched into a commemorative panel that will travel with the aircraft for the life of the engine.
Contribute $25 or more and receive an Operation 107 Challenge Coin.
On Thursday November 3rd, 2017, the B-25 Yellow Rose suffered an engine failure on final approach to it’s final 2017 airshow appearance at Joint Base San Antonio - Kelly Field. The crew safely landed the airplane, but on inspection after shutdown it was determined that the engine would have to be removed and replaced before further flight.
On December 7, 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, catching the United States off guard and unprepared to fight a war in the Pacific. 107 days later - after a heroic effort conceiving, planning, training, and finally flying - the Doolittle Raiders flew 16 B-25’s off of the USS Hornet in a daring raid on Japan that changed the course of the war in the Pacific.
It took 107 days to conceive, plan, test, and execute the Doolittle Raid. Our goal is to raise the funds ($80,000) for a new engine in the same period of time, with the same spirit that made the Doolittle Raid part of history. Telling the story of the Doolittle Raid has long been an integral part of the Yellow Rose Mission. We need to capture the spirit of that 107 day effort in order to acquire an engine and install it on the Yellow Rose so we can continue to allow people to see, touch, hear, and fly this piece of living history. With your contribution, you can join the effort!
Our team has already spent hundreds of volunteer hours removing the engine and preparing it for overhaul. We need to secure enough funding to overhaul the engine and accessories and get the new engine and aircraft operational. All of this work is being done away from the Yellow Rose’s home base of San Marcos Texas. It is truly a labor of love, and the team needs your help!