CAF PBJ-1 Closer To Flight

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CAF SoCal Wing’s USMC PBJ-1 Mitchell

The Commemorative Air Force’s Southern California Wing has been working to restore the last USMC PBJ-1 Mitchell to flyable condition for the past 22 years.  On December 19, 2015 the PBJ-1 fired up her engines, completing a big step toward first flight.  However the CAF SoCal Wing still needs to raise $50,000 in order to install the instruments and communication systems, necessary to fly. (Click to donate to the project)  The taxi tests will begin after the holidays and first flight should follow soon after.  Check back soon for more updates. For more information about the PBJ-1 Mitchell and its restoration visit CAF SoCal

 

 

Photo Credit: CAF SoCal Wing

Article Written By: Thomas Reilly