Photos: Restored PBJ Makes First Flight in 23 Years
Semper Fi took to the skies in all its glory after a gorgeous restoration job by the Commemorative Air Force SoCal Wing.
May 17, 2016
On May 14, after 23 years at California's Camarillo Airport and a lengthy restoration process, Semper Fi, a World War II-era North American PBJ-1J, took to the skies again.
The PBJ, the Navy version of the B-25, was restored by the Commemorative Air Force. Total flight time for that day was about two hours, and the warbird is expected to make appearances soon at West Coast airshows now that it is flying again.