This was both an honor and a privilege. I’m kind of at a lost for words to describe how giddy I felt that day. 040815_B25_OCantilli01 The crew of the B25 Bomber “Panchito” Matt Sager, Larry Kelley and Syd Jones make up the Disabled American Veterans Flight Team.

040815_B25_OCantilli02Up close and personal with a .50 caliber machine gun aboard the B25 Bomber “Panchito” over the NASA Vertical Assembly Building.

040815_B25_OCantilli03 Retired army chief warrant officer Jim Harnish, wearing red, shakes hands with retired austronat pilot Jon Mcbride during a Strength and Courage..Then and Now event put on by the DAV Flight Team.

040815_B25_OCantilli04Jim Harnish enlisted in the Air Force in 1949 where he worked as an aircraft and engine mechanic as well as a crew chief for various types of aircrafts. After being honorably discharged, Harnish joined the Army in 1957 where he served in the intelligence community until he retired in 1975. Following his military career, Harnish served as a Service Officer for the DAV-Chapter 109 in Titusville, Florida for the past 20 years.

040815_B25_OCantilli05We flew out of the Warbirds Museum at the Space Coast Regional Airport.

040815_B25_OCantilli06 Imagine what it was like to have this view during a wartime situation!

040815_B25_OCantilli07 Service men would sign and leave messages on bombs before dropping them on the enemy.

040815_B25_OCantilli08 T6 Texan

040815_B25_OCantilli09Retired Attack Helicopter

10917896_10106602781684391_7973534491767199520_nBTS of me laying down on the job. Photo by Eric Dean

  1. Nice job……
    Please note that the plane you identify as a T-6 is actually a T-28 Trojan, not a T-6

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