“A 20mm cannon shell entered the top turret, hit the armor plate on back of my seat and exploded, knocking out the left side window and puncturing my eardrum, showering plexi-glass all over. Only me and the laundress know how close this one came”
-Lt. Bill Jewett, flight engineer and top turret gunner
B-25J “Killer B” represents the sights and sounds of a bygone era. The world is fortunate that the individuals of the Valiant Air Command in Titusville, Florida, preserve the meticulous process of pulling props through, starting smokey engines and making those radials rumble the area. With nearly 10,000 B-25 aircraft produced, these events used to be commonplace, but now only a handful of these aircraft continue to fly. These few birds carry the spirit of those who fought in WWII, allowing future generations to experience the era first hand.