Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Warplane Survivors USA: California, Fairfield, Jimmy Doolittle Air & Space Museum

California Warplanes, Fairfield,

Jimmy Doolittle Air & Space Museum

Data current to 7 Aug 2018.

Fairfield, Jimmy Doolittle Air & Space Museum (Travis Air Museum), Building 80, 461 Burgen Boulevard, Travis AFB, 94535-5000.  (707) 424-5605.  Open Tuesday to Saturday 9 AM to 4 PM.  

The museum is presently housed in the old base commissary located in the middle of Travis Air Force Base.  A new museum to be built off-base is in the works.  The Travis Air Museum is one of the Largest Collections of Military Aircraft on the West Coast.  Located an hour from San Francisco or Sacramento, the Travis Air Museum has 35 aircraft on display, assorted exhibits on military aviation, a gift shop, and picnic area. To get to the museum take the Interstate 80 to Airbase Parkway exit.  Follow the Parkway east to the main gate of Travis Air Force Base.   The Museum of Military Aviation History has a representative collection of American military aircraft from various periods: fighters, bombers, trainers, cargo and liaison aircraft.  Its exhibits showcase Jimmy Doolittle and the Tokyo Raiders, the 15th Air Force in the Second World War, the Tuskegee Airmen, the Berlin Airlift, the history of Travis Air Force Base with special emphasis on the Korean war, the war in Vietnam and other significant military missions.  Those who do not have a US Government ID should call the Visitors’ Center at the main gate (707) 424-1462, or the museum to check on current security conditions for entry.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan (Serial No. 41-27616), c/n 1461, H-14.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

 (Nick DeCicco Photo)

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Beechcraft C-45H Expeditor (Serial No. 52-10865), c/n AF-795.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Boeing B-29-25-MO Superfortress (Serial No. 42-65281), c/n 3456, “Miss America ‘62”.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Boeing B-52D-40-BW Stratofortress (Serial No. 56-0696), c/n 464067, “Twilight D’Lite”.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Cessna 195B painted as (Serial No. 49-7892), c/n 16179, Reg. No. N2194C.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Cessna T-50/AT-17/UC-78B Bobcat (Serial No. 42-71507).

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Cessna O-2A Super Skymaster (Serial No. 68-10848), c/n 337M-0213.

Cessna LC-126A Businessliner (Serial No. 69-7892).

 (SDA&SM Photo)

Cessna U-3A (Serial No. 57-5891) NAF, China Lake, 13 Oct 1975.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Cessna U-3A Administrator “Blue Canoe” (Serial No. 57-5850, c/n 38005).

Cessna T-37B Tweet (Serial No. 56-3576), c/n 40148.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Cessna T-37B Tweet (Serial No. 55-2972) fuselage.

Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina, nose turret.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (Serial No. 56-1247), c/n 8-10-464.

Convair T-29C/C-131D Flying Classroom/Samaritan (Serial No. 52-5788).

 (kb7ywl Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Convair C-131D Samaritan (Serial No. 54-2806), c/n 201.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

de Havilland Canada C7A Caribou (DHC-4A) (Serial No. 60-03767), c/n 18.

Douglas A-26B/K Invader (Serial No. 44-35440), c/n 28719, BG-O, painted as 435617, BC-617, N, “The Devil’s Own Grim Reaper”.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Douglas RB-26C Invader (Serial No. 43-22652), c/n 18799, displayed as a B-26K, TA652, Reg. No. N8018E.

Douglas A-26C Invader (Serial No. 44-35617), c/n 28896.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Douglas C-47 Skytrain (Serial No. 42-92990), c/n 12852, 4U-A.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Douglas C-54D/R5D-3 Skymaster (Serial No. 42-72560), c/n 10665/DC396, painted as (BuNo. 56505), Reg. No. N67041.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Douglas C-118A/R6D-1 Liftmaster (Serial No. 51-17651), c/n 43705, (BuNo. 131602).

Douglas C-118A Liftmaster (Serial No. 131602).

 (SSgt Bob Simons, USAF Photo, 1984)

 (kb7ywl Photo)

 (Nick DeCicco Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Douglas C-124C Globemaster II (Serial No. 52-1000), c/n 43909.  The museum was given the C-124 in August 1982. The aircraft had been stored for many years outside at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland where it was used as a storage shed. Transporting the aircraft by ground to California would have been prohibitively expensive so the decision was made to fly the aircraft to the museum. Volunteers joined with members of the Georgia Air National Guard's 116th Tactical Fighter Wing from Dobbins Air Force Base to restore the C-124 to an airworthy and ferryable condition.  The aircraft was then ferried from Aberdeen to Dobbins AFB in Georgia where members of the 116 TFW completed the aircraft's restoration.  The aircraft was then flown cross country to Norton Air Force Base in California. After a photo session over the Golden Gate Bridge the C-124 arrived at the Jimmy Doolittle Air & Space Museum at exactly 1400 on 10 June 1984.  This was the first recorded flight of a C-124 in nearly a decade.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Douglas C-133A Cargomaster (Serial No. 56-1999), c/n 45164, N199AB.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Fairchild PT-19A Cornell (Serial No. 41-20230).

 (kb7ywl Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar (Serial No. 53-22134).

 (kb7ywl Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Fairchild C-123K Provider  (Serial No. 55-4507), c/n 20168.

 (USAF Photo)

Grumman HU-16 Albatross amphibian with its crew.  The aircraft was assigned to the 129th Air Commando Group, California Air National Guard at Hayward Airport from 1963 to 1968.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Grumman HU-16B Albatross (Serial No. 51-7254), c/n G-345, ex (Serial No. USCG 7254).

Kaman HH-43B Huskie Helicopter  (Serial No. 62-4532), c/n 158.

Link Trainer.

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

 (kb7ywl Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Lockheed C-56 Lodestar (Serial No. 41-19729), c/n 18-2089.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 55-3021), c/n 580-9518.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Lockheed C-140A-LM/VC-140A Jetstar (Serial No. 59-5958), c/n 5010.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Lockheed C-141B Starlifter (Serial No. 63-8088), “Golden Bear”.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Lockheed F-104A-10-LO Starfighter  (Serial No. 56-0752), c/n 183-1040.

Lockheed F-104D Starfighter  (Serial No. 57-1320).

 (kb7ywl Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 58-0285), c/n 657.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

McDonnell-Douglas F-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 63-7567), c/n 611.

McDonnell ADM-20C Quail.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

North American F-86L Sabre Jet (Serial No. 53-0704), c/n 201-148, FU-704.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

North American F-100A Super Sabre (Serial No. 52-5770).

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

North American T-28A Trojan (Serial No. 51-3693), mock-up cockpit section.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

North American CT-39A Sabreliner (Serial No. 60-03483).

 (kb7ywl Photo)

North American CT-39A Sabreliner (Serial No. 62-04452).

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

North American AGM-28A/GAM-77 Hound Dog.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Piasecki Vertol HH-21B Shawnee Helicopter (PV-22) (Serial No. 52-8688), c/n B.50.

Piper L-4B Grasshopper (Serial No. 42-753).

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Republic F-84F-30-RE Thunderstreak (Serial No. 52-6359), FS-359.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Republic F-105D-31-RE Thunderchief (Serial No. 62-4299), c/n D498, HI.

Sikorsky VH-34A Choctaw Helicopter (Serial No. 57-1705), c/n 58-0865.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Stinson L-5 Sentinel (Serial No. 03917).

Stinson L-5 Sentinel (Serial No. 3917).

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Waco CG-4A Hadrian Glider, nose section.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Vultee BT-13A Valiant (Serial No. 41-21933).