We JUST Got Another Airworthy WWII Plane–Watch Her Fly
Hold Those Tears Folks.
Call us soft, but moments like these are really special. With the numbers of airworthy World War II planes dwindling by the day it seems, occasions such as this one are really close to our hearts.
As many of you know, the Commemorative Air Force in Camarillo, California is a wonderful museum which honors our favorite warbirds. They take part of many air shows and take it upon themselves to restore planes with the help of volunteers and donations. All in all, everyone involved in this place is awesome in our book.
The PBJ-1J was the U.S. Navy’s designation for the B-25J-NC Mitchell and were almost exclusively by the Marine Corps during World War II.
On Sunday, May 15th, 2016, however, they revealed something spectacular. They finished restoring a PBJ-1J Mitchell and took her up in the air. We’re going to stress this as it’s important. The is THE ONLY such variant in the world. As they stated on their website, they restored her “down-to-the-last-rivet.”
This Navy version of the B-25 Mitchell is really beautiful and we’d like to congratulate these guys. If you’d like to read the whole story in detail, go to their website here. Also, there is a donation on the bottom of that page if you’d like to donate to this awesome place. Every buck helps and they’ll use it well, even if it takes them 23 years to complete their vision.