From 1996 to 1999 she only flew 60 hours, mostly to air shows as "Girls Rule". By the early 2000s she was renamed "Top Secret", and under the operation of 99th Street Inc. of San Antonio, TX, she hardly flew at all; rather, she languished in disrepair in a falling down hangar. In late 2002/early 2003, Jim Terry purchased the aircraft and renamed her "Pacific Prowler". The plane spent the first several months in Tulsa OK, where students at the Tulsa Tech Center and volunteers got the plane airworthy. For the next 10 years, Pacific Prowler flew the airshow circuit flying just over 1,000 hours while being based in Ft. Worth TX.
In the Fall of 2013, Pacific Prolwer was sold and is now operated under the name "God And Country" by the Mid America Flight Museum based in Mt. Pleasant Texas. Of the 41 Airworthy B-25's, God And Country is among the nicest and is maintained in Airworthy condition and flown regularly.
Our aircraft's basic timeline and technical info**:
1944 - Built by North AMerican at their plant in Kansas City - originally designated as a B-25J, serial #44-30823A
1949-1958 Used as VIP transport by the USAF and re-designated as a VB-25J; in 1956 went through an extensive update by Hayes of Huntsville,
~AL (making it essentially a zero-hour aircraft) and re-designated again to VB-25N (Hayes pilot-trainer); experienced a gear-up landing in
~1958 - considered salvage by the Air Force at this point
1958-1962 - Bought as salvage by Wenatchee Air Service of WA - registered as N1042B
1962-1985 - Bought and used by Tallmantz Aviation for movie-work as a cameraship
mid-1980s - Bought by Universal Aviation Corp. and operated by Aces High of the UK as "Dolly"
mid-1990s - Bought by World Jet of Florida; restored to military configuration including the camera nose being removed and replaced with the
more traditional nose bubble in 1996; operated as "Girls Rule"
early 2000s - Operated by 99th Street Inc. of San Antonio, TX as "Top Secret"
2002 - Purchased by Jim Terry (now registered under Pacific Prowler LLC) and maintained and managed by the non-profit, educational
~group, the Greatest Generation Aircraft non-profit.
2013 - Aircraft sold and now operated by Mid America Flight Museum in Mt. Pleasant Texas and the aircraft re-named “God And Country”