In 1988, the Southern California (SoCal) Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) acquired what is believed to be the last surviving PBJ. It took 23 years, but on May 15, 2016, PBJ-1J BuNo 35857 was ready to grace the skies once more. This amazing story includes not only the monumental restoration effort but also the history of the Marine Corps unit it now represents, and its special connection to a SoCal Wing member.