b-25 takeoffNell Bright, a World War II WASP (Women Air Force Service Pilot) flew 800 hours in B-25 Mitchells during her 18 months in the service. Bright, 93, flew anti-aircraft missions in Texas during WWII, towing targets behind the B-25's while soliders shot at them from the ground. 

WASPs flew planes from the factory to the military bases, trained male pilots, and were often test pilots. "We did everything that the Air Force had to do,” said Bright. “Our mission was to relieve the men so they could go overseas for combat."

Nell recently had the opportunity to recall her days flying warbirds and once again fly in a B-25, this time as civilian on a flight with the Airbase Arizona's B-25, Maid in the Shade.  

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