North American PBJ-1J 'Mitchell'

  Manufacturer:North American
  Base model:PBJ
  Designation System:U.S. Navy / Marines
  Designation Period:1935-1962
  Basic role:Patrol Bomber
  Modified Mission:Equivalent to USAAF J

Not Yet Available

Known serial numbers
35194 / 35195, 35203 / 35249, 35798 / 35920, 38980 / 39012, 64943 / 64992

Examples of this type may be found at
Lone Star Flight MuseumGalvestonTexas

PBJ-1J on display

Lone Star Flight Museum


Recent comments by our visitors
 Karl Johnson
 Seattle, WA
Interesting, as this photo show Fuzzy Fotos on the scrap heap, apparently in the Phillipines at the end of the war, with the name still on the nose.


10/27/2013 @ 15:50 [ref: 68128]
 Paul Sihvonen-Binder
 New Salem, MA
Just last week I was lent a collection of photographs formerly owned by Cpl. Frank Kerns of MAG 61. Frank flew a number of photographic missions on 35107 'Fuzzy Fotos Inc.' There are several pictures of that plane on the website I put up for the pictures at the following URL -


If anyone has anymore information about this plane or Frank, please contact me.

Thank you,

07/07/2008 @ 09:12 [ref: 21785]
 Garry Romanik
 Miami Shores, FL
From my Dad's (Nick Romanik) Navaer-4111 Aviators Flight Log Book:

Jacksonville NAS - Apr. 1945
PBJ #35290
PBJ #35263

07/30/2007 @ 16:53 [ref: 17365]
 Dan Newcomb
 , CA
I am a member of the CAF Southern California Wing located in Camarillo, CA. As far as we know we have the only remaining PBJ, BuNo 35857 left in the world. The rest are imposters. That includes the one depicted on this web site and the one at the Pensacola Naval Museum. For the full story http://www.orgsites.com/ca/cafsocalphoto/.

Dan Newcomb

12/16/2005 @ 15:40 [ref: 12003]
 R J Powers
 , LA
Airplane appears to be a PBJ-1J since the side ("package") guns are in separate mounts. But there is no upper turret, which would be immediately aft of the flight deck windows. Paint is missing one color, the very dark blue of the upper surfaces. Camouflage of the era was three-color: dark blue upper, light blue sides, white below. The nose art is suspect. We applied a name once to our photo recon PBJ-1D 35107, in black tape, "Fuzzy Fotos, Inc.", and the group CO raised hell because we were absolutely prohibited from parroting the Army Air Force's predilection for nose art, names, mottoes, etc. Whether that applied to those independent squadrons not under MAG-61 control, I don't know. Possibly they had nose art, but not on our island. I know; I personally had to remove the lettering from 35107. (I had applied it!)
08/11/2002 @ 19:33 [ref: 5467]


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