Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   
Warplane Survivors USA: California, Chino, Planes of Fame Air Museum (Book)

California Warplanes, Chino,

Planes of Fame Air Museum

Data current to 4 May 2018.

Chino, Planes of Fame Air Museum – Where Aviation History Lives, 7000 Merrill Ave, # 17, 91710-9084.  (909) 597-3722.  Founded in 1957, The Planes of Fame Air Museum Air Museum, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to preserving aviation history for the benefit of current and future generations.  The Planes of Fame Air Museum preserves, restores, and displays rare and historic aircraft.  Support of Planes of Fame ensures that the history of America and the sacrifices of its veterans will not be forgotten.  (Aircraft in the Planes of Fame collection in Valle, Arizona, are listed separately).

 (Dustin May Photo)

Antonov An-2 Colt.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Aichi D3A-2 Val, the only surviving D3A-2.

Bachem Ba-349B Natter (Viper), replica.

 (Andre Wadman Photo)

Beechcraft D-18S, Reg. No. N121SC.

 (Tomas Del Coro Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Beechcraft TC-45J Expeditor, in storage.

Bell P-39N-5BE Airacobra (Serial No. 42-19027), “Small Fry”, “Little Sir Echo”, static display, on loan to the Palm Springs Air Museum.

 (Tomas Del Coro Photo)

Bell YP-59A Airacomet (Serial No. 42-108777), under restoration to fly.

 (Tomas Del Coro Photo)

Bell X-2 Starbuster (Serial No. 46-674), replica.

Bensen B.8M Gyrocopter, in storage.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Boeing P-12E/F4B-4 (Serial No. 32-00017), Reg. No. NX3360G, flyable.

 (Dustin May Photo)

Boeing FB-5, c/n 832, under restoration, static, painted as A-7126, 6-F-11.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

 (RuthAS Photo)

Boeing P-26A Peashooter (Serial No. 33-00123), Reg. No. NX3378G, flyable.

Boeing Stearman Model B-75 (Serial No. 75-1335), Reg. No. N61445, flying aircraft.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Boeing-Stearman PT-13D Kaydet (Serial No. 42-16959), Reg. No.  N46CM.

Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet , N2S, static display.

 (Dustin May Photo)

 (Goshimini Photo)

 (Tomas Del Coro Photo)

Boeing B-17G-90-DL Flying Fortress  (Serial No. 44-83684), c/n 32325, “Picadilly Lily II”, previously "Kismet", under restoration to fly, Reg. No. N3713G.

 (Tomas Del Coro Photo)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Swamp Ghost” recovered from New Guinea in 2005.

 (Stephan Semerdjiev Photo)

Boeing B-50A-5-BO Superfortress (Serial No. 46-0010), “Lucky Lady II”, forward fuselage, in storage.  The first nonstop around-the-world flight was accomplished by the Lucky Lady II assigned to the 43rd Bomb Group.  The flight which lasted from 26 Feb to 2 Mar 1949, took 94 hours, 1 minute to complete.  Lucky Lady II flew a route covering 23,452 miles and required numerous in-flight refuelings.

Bristol F.2b Brisfit replica, Reg. No. E2624.

 (Andre Wadman Photo)

Canadian Car and Foundry (CCF) Harvard Mk. 4.

Canadair CT-33 Silver Star 3, ex-RCAF (Serial No. 21157), c/n T-33-157, flyable, Reg. No. N133AT.

 (Davedoc Photo)

Cessna L-19 Bird Dog (Serial No. 112128).

Cessna A-37 Dragonfly, in storage. 

Convair L-13A Scorpion, flyable.

 (Andre Wadman Photo)

Convair C-131F (R4Y-1) Samaritan.

Cricket MC-12, static display.

Culver PQ-14B/TDC-2 Cadet, flyable, Reg. No. NL15HM.

Curtiss Pusher 1910, in storage.

Curtiss R3C-2 Schneider Trophy Racer, replica. 

 (Goshimini Photo)

Curtiss P-40N Kittyhawk, (Serial No. 42-105192), c/n 28954, ex-RCAF (Serial No. 858), USAAC 47, flyable, Reg. No. N85104.

 (Andre Wadman Photo)

Curtiss C-46D Commando (Serial No. 44-77559), in storage.

de Havilland DH 100 Vampire Mk. 4, flyable.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Deperdussin 1913 Schneider Cup Monocoque Racer, replica.

 (Andre Wadman Photo)

Douglas C-47 Skytrain, flyable.

 (Dustin May Photo)

Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless (Serial No. 028563), flyable, Reg. No. NX670AM.

Douglas RB-26C Invader (Serial No. 44-35323), c/n 28602, “Ahaulin”, Reg. No. N8026E.

Douglas AD-4NA Skyraider (Serial No. 126997), JC-409, USS Intrepid, flying aircraft, Reg. No. N409Z.

Douglas A-4B Skyhawk (BuNo. 149547), static display.

Douglas A-4E Skyhawk (BuNo. 151064), 10, static display.

 (Andre Wadman Photo)

Douglas A-4L Skyhawk (BuNo. 148316), VA-205, static display.

 (calgriz Photo)

Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket (Serial No. 37973), NACA 143, static display.

 (Andre Wadman Photo)

Erco 415C Ercoupe.

Fairchild PT-26A Cornell.

Farner-Werk C-3605 Schlepp, Reg. No. NX360BP, static display.

Fieseler Fi 156 Storch, static display.

 (Dustin May Photos)

Focke-Wulf Fw 190 rebuild.

Fokker Dr.1 replica, Reg. No. N5596T.

Fokker D.VII ¾ scale replica.

Folland Fo.141 Gnat Mk. 1, flyable.

Formula 1Racer “Miss Cosmic Wind”, static display.

Formula 1Racer “Mr. D”, static display.

Gee Bee R-1 Racer, replica.

General Motors (Eastern) FM-2 Wildcat (BuNo. 86774), c/n 5832, Reg. No. N7835C.

General Motors (Eastern) TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 91264), c/n 4169, 7154, 46, X2, “Ginny”, flyable, Reg. No. N7835C.

 (Dustin May Photo)

Gloster Meteor NF Mk. 4, static display.

Goodyear F2G-1 Corsair, (BuNo. 88458), c/n 6166, Race # 57, Reg. No. N5588N.

Grumman F3F-2 Flying Barrel (Serial No. 1033), Reg. No. N20FG.

 (Tomas Del Coro Photo)

 (Chris Finney Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

General Motors Eastern Division TBM-3 Avenger (BuNo. 91264), Reg. No. N7835C. 

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat (BuNo.), flyable.

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat (BuNo. 93879), c/n A-11631, (Crashed 8 October 2005), Reg. No. N4994V.

 (Andre Wadman Photo)

Grumman F7F-3N Tigercat (BuNo. 80382), c/n C.124, 382, static display.

Grumman F7F-3 Tigercat (BuNo. 80483), c/n C.225, “Bad Kitty”, Reg. No. N6178C.

Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat (BuNo. 122637), c/n D.1190, F98, flyable, Reg. No. N198F.

Grumman F9F-5P Panther (BuNo. 126277), TN-8, static display.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

 (Andre Wadman Photo)

Grumman OV-1 Mohawk.

 (Andre Wadman Photo)

Grumman A-6E Intruder.

Hanriot-Dupont HD.1 Scout (Serial No. A5934), static display.

 (Andre Wadman Photo)

Hawker Hunter.

 (Andre Wadman Photo)

Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR3.

Heinkel He 100D-1, 7, replica.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Goshimini Photo)

Heinkel He 162A-2 Volksjäger, (Wk. Nr. 120077), on static display. 

Heinkel He 178, replica.

Hiller H-23 Raven Helicopter, static display.

 (Goshimini Photo)

Hispano Aviación HA- 1112-MIL Buchón /Messerschmitt Bf 109G (Serial No. 577), under restoration to fly, Reg. No. N700E.

Horten H.IV Flying Wing Glider, static display.

Howard DGA-5 Racer, No. 39, “Miss Chevrolet”, replica.

Laister-Kauffman TG-4A/LK-10A Glider, “Yankee Doodle”, static display, Reg. No. N53612.

 (Andre Wadman Photo)

Lockheed 18-56/C-60 Lodestar (Serial No. 2548), static display, Reg. No. N339.

 (Andre Wadman Photo)

Lockheed L-18 Lodestar (Serial No. AM711), T-AM, static display.

 (Goshimini Photo)

Lockheed P-38J-20-LO Lightning (Serial No. 44-23314), c/n 422-4318, 162, “23 Skidoo” on nose, "Louise" on port engine, airworthy, Reg. No. N138AM.

Lockheed P-80A Shooting Star, static display.

Lockheed T-33A-N Shooting Star (Serial No. 53-05541), “Pace Maker”, static display, Reg. No. N133AT.

Lockheed F-104G Starfighter  (Serial No. FX-82), static display.

Luscombe 8A Silvaire Skypal, static display.

Macchi M-39 Schneider Cup Racer, replica.

Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun, in storage.

 (Dustin May Photo)

Messerschmitt Me 163B Komet (Serial No. 191626), 11, replica.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis Fagot (Serial No. 910-51), flyable, Reg. No. N87CN.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis Fagot, (Serial No. 079), static display.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15UTI Midget, fuselage No. 079, static display.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17PF Fresco C, flyable.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17PF Fresco C/WSK-Mielec LIM-5, fuselage No. 1617, static display.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21R Fishbed, static display, Reg. No. N30421.

Miles & Atwood Model 1 Special Racer, replica.

 (????? Photo)

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

 (Toshi Aoki Photos)

 (Goshimini Photo)

Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Reisen (Zero) (Serial No. 61-120), 5357, flyable, Reg. No. N46770.

 (Duke le Palois Photo)

Mitsubishi G4M1 Isshikirikko codenamed "Betty", (Serial No. 70), static display.  This aircraft is now in the hands of a private collector in Washington state.

  (Goshimini Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden (Thunderbolt) (Serial No. 3014), ED-1158, static display.

 (Jeffery G. Scism Photo)

Mitsubishi J8M1 Shusui (Sword), static display.

 (Bill Larkins Photos)

North American O-47B of the 115th Observation Squadron, California National Guard 1940.

North American O-47A (Serial No. 25-554), Reg. No. N4725V, also reported as (Serial No. 38-284).  This aircraft is under restoration to fly using parts of another O-47.

North American L-17A Navion, under restoration to fly.

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

North American AT-6D-NT Texan (Serial No.  44-81237), California National Guard.

North American SNJ-5 Texan  (Serial No. 90790), B7, flyable, Reg. No. N3375G.

North American B-25J-10-NC Mitchell (Serial No. 43-28222), c/n 108-35235, painted as a PBJ-1J, Reg. No. N9856C.

 (Aero Icarus Photo)

 (Tomas Del Coro Photos)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

North American TB-25J-25/27-NC Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30423), c/n 108-33698, “Photo Fanny”, flyable, Reg. No. N3675G.

North American B-25J-30/32-NC/TB-25N Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30210), c/n 108-33485.  Military Aircraft Restoration Corp, 8191 E Kaiser Blvd, Anaheim, 92808-2214.  Reg. No. N9455Z.

North American B-25J-35/37-NC Mitchell (Serial No. 45-08836).

 (Goshimini Photo)

North American A-36A Apache, “Miss Virginia”, under restoration to fly.

 (Goshimini Photo)

 (Andre Wadman Photo)

North American P-51D-30NT Mustang (Serial No. 45-11582), c/n 124-48335, previously “Spam Can”, now "Dolly", (Serial No. 44-72861), 607, airworthy, Reg. No. NL5441V, Ed Maloney.

  (Adrian Brooks Photo)

 (Aldo Bidini Photo)

North American P-51D-25NT Mustang (Serial No. 44-84961), c/n 124-44817, "Wee Willy II", painted as (Serial No. 44-13334), O-G4, airworthy, Reg. No. NL7715C, Steve Hinton.

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-73420), c/n 122-39879, former “Miss Torque”, airworthy, Reg. No. NL7722C, Jack Croul.

North American F-86E Sabre (Serial No. 001), Reg. No. N186SE.

North American F-86F Sabre (Serial No. 52-5012), flyable, Reg. No. N186AM.

 (Andre Wadman Photo)

North American FJ-3 Fury (Serial No. 135867), L-313, project, static display.

North American QF-100D Super Sabre (Serial No. 56-3141), AD-291, static display.

North American Rockwell T-2A Buckeye (Serial No. 147474), 2K-123, static display.

Northrop Alpha, under restoration to static display.

 (Tomas Del Toro Photo)

Northrop N-9MB Flying Wing (Serial No. 004), under restoration to fly, Reg. No. N9MB.

Northrop F-89D Scorpion (Serial No. 53-2519), in storage.

Northrop F-89D-65-NO Scorpion (Serial No. 53-2601).

Pilatus P2-06, G-Bone, U-142, under restoration to fly.

Piper L-4 Grasshopper, flyable.

Pitts S-2B Double Take, static display.

PZL-Mielec TS-11 Iskra (Serial No. 1H0715), flyable, Reg. No. N715CM.

 (USGOV-PD Photo)

 (AirWolfHound Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Goshimini Photos)

Republic P-47G-15-CU Thunderbolt (Serial No. 42-25234), FAA lists this aircraft as (Serial No. 42-25254), painted as (Serial No. 42-8487) “Spirit of Atlantic City, NJ”, flyable, Reg. No. N3395G.

 (IWM Photo No. FE5553)

Captain Walker "Bud" Mahurin of the 56th Fighter Group standing on the port wing of his P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft, conversing with its crew chief, Staff Sergeant John E. Barnes in 1943.  The aircraft had been "bought" courtesy of war bonds purchased (to a value approximately equivalent to the cost of a fighter) by the citizens of Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Consequently, the name painted on the aircraft was chosen by Atlantic City.  

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak, static display.

Republic RF-84K Thunderflash (Serial No. 52-7265), static display.

Rider R-4 Firecracker Racer, static display.

Rider R-6 8-Ball Racer, static display.

Ryan FR-1 Fireball Drone (Serial No. 39709), static display.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Seversky AT-12 Guardsman (Serial No. 483-38), flyable, Reg. No. N55539.

Sopwith Pup, replica.

Stearman PT-17 Kaydet, flyable.

Stearman PT-17 Kaydet, flyable.

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

Stinson L-5G Sentinel (Serial No. 534933), California Air National Guard.

Stinson L-5G Sentinel (Serial No. 45-34950), flyable, Reg. No. N6055C.

Supermarine S.6B Schneider Trophy Seaplane Racer (Serial No. S1595), in storage.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire Mk. 14 (Serial No.), No. 17 Suadron, RAF.

Vought F4U-1A Corsair (BuNo. 17799), c/n 3884, Airworthy, Reg. No. N83782.

Vought F-8U-1 (F-8A) Crusader (BuNo. 145336), DW-16, static display.

Vultee BT-13 Valiant D3A Val replica, flyable, Reg. No. N56867.

Williams W-17 Stinger, replica.

Wright Flyer, 1903, replica.

Yakovlev Yak-3, under restoration to fly.

Yakovlev Yak-11 Moose, static display.

Yakovlev Yak-18A Max (Serial No. 30), static display, Reg. No. NX3210M.

 (Howard Shen Photo)

Yokosuka D4Y Suisei (Judy), (Serial No. 60135), under restoration for static display.

 (Goshimini Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Yokosuka Kugisho MXY-7 Ohka 11 (Serial No. 1049), I-18, Baka, static display.

Missiles & Drones:

Fieseler V-1 Buzz Bomb/Loon, static display.

Lockheed X-7, static display.

Radioplane RP-5A Target Drone, in storage.


Apollo Escape Tower (half-scale), in storage.

Apollo Capsule, static display.

Discovery Capsule, in storage.

Mercury Capsule, static display.