One day before the 23rd anniversary of our beloved B25-PBJ-1J coming to CAFSoCal on May 16th, 1993, the big bird graced the skies of Ventura county once again.

Thanks to the efforts of the entire PBJ restoration crew over the years and the tireless ground crew, all was in order with plenty of spectators and media on hand to witness the historic event.

Crew Chief:
Col. Marc Russell

Restoration Crew:
Ken Barger, Jo & Jack Brinkerhoff, Scott Drosos, Dave Fish, Mike Hohls, Tim Kutzbach, Dan Newcomb, George Sands, Thomas Van Stein, Alan Nicholson, John Cutright, Dave Neel, John Syrdahl, Jerry Burkhardt, Russ Babbit, Randy Manes, John Mullin, John Hills, Rick Johnson, Patty Stone, Cameron O’Brien, Charlie Carr, and Charlie Harwood.

Thanks All! This was a proud day for CAFSoCal, it’s an honor to have you within our ranks.

Here are a few images from today. We will update this space as more material becomes available.

Some excellent images, including airborne photos sent in by Frank Mormillo

More images sent in by Robert Shellabarger


Look for an article on the PBJ’s big day in the Ventura County Star

PBJ feature on the Flying Magazine Website.  LINK HERE


CBS2 News report:

Follow THIS LINK if the video does not load.