Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   
Warplane Survivors USA: Indiana

Indiana Warplanes

Republic F-84F Thunderstreaks from the 163rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, ca 1967 in Vietnam War camouflage. (USAF Photo)

Republic F-84F-40-RE Thunderstreak (Serial No. 52-7079), 122d Tactical Fighter Wing, wing commander's aircraft. It is painted with tail stripes for the 113th and 116th TFS, Indiana ANG and the Ohio 112th TFS.  (USAF Photo).  Historical Aircraft assigned to the 113th Air Support Operations Squadron at Hulman Field included the F-16C (1991–2008); F-4C (1979–1987); F-4E (1987–1991) and the F-84F (1958–1971).

General Dynamics F-16C Block 30B Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 85-1505), 113th Fighter Squadron, 181st Fighter Wing, Indiana Air National Guard, dropping a cluster bomb, 17 January 2007.  (USAF Photo)

Indiana Warplane Survivors, updated 2 June 2017.

Anderson, McClains Historical Military Armor Museum, 2330 Crystal Street, 46012.

Bell UH-1C Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 65-9547).

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 68-16301).

Grumman OV-1D Mohawk (Serial No. 68-15939).

Hughes TH-55A Osage Helicopter (Serial No. 67-16963).

Rotorway Scorpion Too, Reg. No. N53MC.

Auburn, Hoosier Air Museum, 2822 County Road 62, 46706.

Aeronca 7AC Champion.

Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan, Reg. No. N6960C.

Bell AH-1F Cobra Helicopter (Serial No. 67-15720), on loan from the US Army.

Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet (Serial No.).

Brunner-Winkle Speedbird, prototype, Reg. No. X15641.

Cessna UC-78 Bobcat, Reg. No. N672.

Fokker D.VII, replica.

Hiller OH-28 Raven Helicopter (Serial No. 116255).

Howard S-51D Mustang, Reg. No. N16697.

Loving-Wayne WR-3, Reg. No. N553A.

Nieuport 11, 1915.  7/10-scale replica, Reg. No. N42989, N684.

Nieuport 24, 1917.  ¾ -scale replica, Reg. No. N65113.

Piper J-3C-65 Cub, Reg. No. N98022.

Pitts S-1C Special Sport biplane.

Pratt Read LNE-1 USN Training Glider, Reg. No. N56349.

Pratt Read XLNE-1 (Serial No. 31505).

Revolution Mini 500, Reg. No. N130GB.

Smith DSA-2 Miniplane, Reg. No. NX4639S.

Stinson SR-9C Reliant, Reg. No. NC18408.

Stinson V-779 Gullwing/AT-19 Reliant, Reg. No. N69721.

Auburn, World War II Victory Museum, 5634 South County Road 11a W, 46706.

North American P-51D Mustang, replica.

Stinson L-5E Sentinel, Reg. No. NC39435.

Yakovlev Yak-52.

Bippus, Penn Aviation Company.

North American AT-6D Texan (Serial No.).

Brazil, County Courthouse

North American F-86H Sabre (Serial No. 52-5434), FU-434.

Camp Atterbury

Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 60-16349).

Churubusco, Community Park.

North American F-86H Sabre (Serial No. 53-0298), TT.

Columbus, Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum, 4742 Ray Boll Boulevard, Columbus Municipal Airport, 47203.

McDonnell F-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 64-0844).

Schweizer TG-2A Glider, Reg. No. N47903.

WACO CG-4A Hadrian Glider, 50, nose section.

Columbus, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1987

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 54-1547), C/N 580-9178, mounted on a pylon.

McDonnell F-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 64-0844), C/N 1197.

Covington, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2395

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 52-9326), C/N 580-7411.

Crawfordsville, Ropkey Armor Museum, 5649 East 150 North, 47933.

Antonov An-2TP Colt, Reg. No. N9TP.

Beechcraft T-34B Mentor, Reg. No. N662.


(Photo courtesy of John Schanlaub)

Bell X-14B VTOL test platform, NASA 704, Reg. No. N704NA.

Bell UH-1B Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No.), Reg. No. N2956F.

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 64-13494).

Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet (Serial No.), Reg. No. NC65851.

Cessna 337 Super Skymaster, Reg. No. N37536.

Cessna O-1 Bird Dog (Serial No.).

De Havilland DH.115 Vampire T.35, Reg. No. N11929.

Douglas A-4D-2 Skyhawk (BuNo. 142834), 12.

Fleet 1, Reg. No. N758V.

GAF Jindivik IIIB, Reg. No. A92-653.

Grumman TBF-1 Avenger (BuNo. 05954).

Grumman OV-1C Mohawk, Reg. No. N90788.

Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune (BuNo.).

North American OV-10A Bronco (Serial No.).

Taylorcraft BC-12D, Reg. No. N44170.

Edinburg, American Legion Post 233.

Northrop GT-38A Talon (Serial No. 60-0558), C/N N5131.

Edinburg, Camp Atterbury Museum and Memorial Complex, Hospital Road, 46124.

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 66-10584).

Elkhart, Northern Indiana Aviation Museum, 12264 County Road 148, Ligonier, 46767-9408.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No.), project.

McDonnell Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk (BuNo.).

North American NA-50.

Fairmont, American Legion Post 313.

Bell UH-1H Iroquois (Serial No. 68-16504), C/N 11163.

McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 63-7623), FG, C/N 709, mounted on concret pylons.

Fort Harrison, American Legion Post 40.

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (Serial No. 52-7027).

Fort Wayne Air Museum, Fort Wayne International Airport, Lt Paul Baer Terminal Building 46899.

Smith Aeroplane.

Fort Wayne, Indiana Air National Guard, 122nd Tacdtical Fighter Wing, Baer Field.

 (Christian Waters Photo)

Fairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II (Serial No. 80-0168), mounted on concrete blocks.

 (Christian Waters Photo)

General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 84-1624), 358th Fighter Group markings, mounted on concrete blocks.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 52-9797), c/n 580-7922. This aircraft was previously displayed in the Octave Chanute Air Museum, Rantoul, Illinois.

 (Christian Waters Photo)

McDonnell Douglas RF-4E Phantom II (Serial No. 67-0389), mounted on concrete pylons.

North American P-51D Mustang (to be acquired).

North American F-86A Sabre (Serial No. 47-0615), c/n 151-38442.  This aircraft was previously displayed in the Octave Chanute Air Museum, Rantoul, Illinois.

 (Christian Waters Photo)

North American F-100D Super Sabre (Serial No. 56-3210), C/N 235-309, 181st Fighter Wing markings, mounted on concrete pylons.

 (Christian Waters Photo)

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (Serial No. 52-6629), 122nd markings.

Fort Wayne, War Memorial Coliseum, 400 Parnell Avenue.

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (Serial No. 51-9514), mounted on a concrete pylon.

Fort Wayne

 (wallycacsabre Photos)

North American F-100F Super Sabre (Serial No, 56-3948), American Horizons Ltd. Inc.

Gary, Commemorative Air Force, Great Lakes Wing, Gary/Chicago Airport, 46406.

Douglas C-47 Skytrain (Serial No.), “Black Sparrow”, Reg. No. N227GB.

Junkers Ju 52 (CASA).

Greenscastle, Putnam Court House.

Fieseler Fi 103 V-1 Flying Bomb, FZG-76, mounted on concrete pylons in front of the court house.

Hagerstown, Wilbur Wright Birthplace Museum, 1525 North County Road 750 East, 47346.

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (Serial No. 52-6993).

Wright 1903 Flyer, replica.

Hoagland, Community Park.

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (Serial No.), mounted on concrete posts.


Curtiss O-52 Owl (Serial No. 40-2804). currently under restoration to airworth status in a private hangar.  Previously part of the Walter Soplata collection.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 51-4271), mounted on a pylon, Ex- Reg. Nos. N271AP and N8682E.  Veteran's Memorial Park.  This aircraft replaces Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 51-6745), C/N 580-6077 which was located in a small park in town.  It has been repainted as (Serial No. 51-6754), but has sustained considerable damage and its fate is yet to be determined.

Huntington, Wings of Freedom Museum, Huntington Municipal Airport, 1365 Warren Road, 46750.

Lockheed F-104D Starfighter (Serial No. 57-1322).

Loving-Wayne WR-3 homebuilt.

North American AT-6D Texan (Serial No.).

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No.44-72922), C/N 122-39381, TF-51D restoration, "Scat VII", Reg. No. N93TF.  This aircraft crashed in 2003.  It was sold to Jan van der Flier, Antwerp, Belgium, Reg. No. PH-VDF.,


Douglas A-26B Invader (Serial No. 44-34104), painted as the "Silver Dragon", 552nd Bomb Squadron, 386th Bomb Group.

Lockheed F-104D Starfighter (Serial No. 57-1322).


North American F-86E Sabre (Serial No. 50-0632).

Indianapolis, American Military Heritage Foundation, Inc., 46229.

Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon (BuNo. 37396).

Indianapolis, Commemorative Air Force.

Fairchild PT-26 Cornell (Serial No.).

Indianapolis, Rolls-Royce Heritage trust Allison Branch/James A. Allison Exhibition Center, Joint Training Center, 2601 West Raymond Street, 46203.

Historic engines on display include the Liberty, “X” 4360, V1710(s), W 3420, J33, J35, J71, XJ99, Viper, TF41, M250(s) T63, CTS800, several auto turbines, T40, T56, LiftFan, 571, AE2100, AE3007, Mach 3 Ratlers, and Minuteman II.

Jeffersonville, Clark Regional Airport (Sellersburg).

Commonwealth CA-27 Sabre Mk. 30 (Serial No. A94916), painted as an FJ-6 Fury (BuNo. 136049), mounted on a pylon.

Kokomo, AFA

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 58-0321).

La Porte, County Historical Society Museum, 2405 Indiana Avenue, 46350.

Chanute Glider, 1896.

Monnett Sonerai II-S2-MLI, Reg. No. N4ML.

Pietenpol B4-A Aircampter.

Piper PA-22 Tripacer 125, Reg. No. N862A.

Santos-Dumont XX Demoiselle, replica.

Lawrence, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

North American F-86H Sabre (Serial No. 52-0682), FU-682.

Mentone, Archimedes Rotorcraft and V/STOL Museum.

Air and Space 18A, Reg. No. N102U.

Air and Space 18A, Reg. No. N6100S.

Bensen B-7 Gyroglider.

Bensen B-7M Gyrocopter.

Bensen B-8 Gyroglider.

Bensen B-8M Gyrocopter, Reg. No. N63U.

Bensen B-8M Gyrocopter.

Bensen B-8M Gyrocopter.

Bensen B-9 Little Zipster, Reg. No. N976FS.

Hellcat Tip-Jet.

Rotorway Executive, Reg. No. N312SS.

Rotorway Scorpion Too.

Mentone, Lawrence D. Bell Aircraft Museum, South Oak Street, 46539.

Bell 47H Helicopter.

Bell 47H-1 Helicopter, Reg. No. N13172.

Bell OH-13H Sioux Helicopter.

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 60-3960), 01H.

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial no. 63-08801).

Mitchell, Virgil I. Gus Grissom Memorial, Spring Mill State Park, 3333 State Road 600 East, 47446.

Gemini Capsule GT-3 “Molly Brown”.


Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (Serial No. 51-1631).


Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (Serial No. 51-1747).

Muncie, National Model Aviation Museum, Academy of Model Aeronautics, International Modeling Center, 5151 East Memorial Drive, 47302.

Munster, The Edward P. Robinson Community Veterans Memorial.

Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 61-7288).

North Vernon, American Veterans Post 7.

LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 68-8226), DM, C/N D-012, mounted on pylons.

Orland, American Legion Post  423.

Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 51-7562).

Peru, Grissom Air Museum, 6500 Hoosier Boulevard, 46970.

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 68-16256), C/N 10915.

 (Chris Light Photo)

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (Serial No. 44-83690), "Miss Liberty Belle", WF-Y, C/N 32331.  XK-O.  This aircraft is now with the Museum of Aviation in Georgia. 

Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter (Serial No. 52-2697), C/N 16728.

Boeing B-47D Stratojet (Serial No. 51-2315), painted as B-47E Stratojet (Serial No. 52-0271), C/N 79.

 (Jason Grant Photo)

Boeing EC-135L Stratolifter (Serial No. 61-0269), "Excaliber".

Cessna O-2A Skymaster (Serial No. 68-6871), C/N 337M-0160.

Cessna T-41A Mescalero (Serial No. 65-5100).

Cessna U-3A Blue Canoe (Serial No. 57-5922), C/N 38077.

Cessna T-37A Tweet (Serial No. 54-2736), C/N 40012.

Convair TB-58A Hustler (Serial No. 55-0663), C/N 4.

Convair TF-102A Delta Dagger (Serial No. 56-2317).  Flown by former President George W. Bush.

Douglas C-47D Skytrain (Serial No. 43-49270), ID-X, C/N 26531.

Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk (BuNo. 153671), A-716, C/N C/N13609.

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar (Serial No. 52-5850), 850, C/N 11009.

Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II (Serial No. 77-0228), IN.

Grumman F-11A Tiger (BuNo. 141790), Blue Angel 1, on loan from the NMNA.

Grumman F-14B Tomcat (BuNo. 162912), AA-101, C/N 560.

Grumman C-1A Trader (BuNo. 136790), 90, C/N 43.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 51-6782).

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 52-9563), C/N 580-7723, mounted on concrete pylons.

Lockheed F-104D Starfighter (Serial No. 57-1322), C/N 483-5034, mounted on concrete pylons.

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 58-0321).

McDonnell-Douglas F-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 64-0783), C/N 1091.

NAMC YS-11 (Serial No. P4-KFD).

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-86843), 58, C/N 108-47597.

North American F-86H Sabre (Serial No. 52-2058), C/N 187-84.

North American F-100C Super Sabre (Serial No. 53-1712), FW-712, C/N 2144.

North American F-100F Super Sabre (Serial No. 58-1232), C/N 255-28, mounted on concrete pylons.  Flown by Astronaut Neil Armstrong.

North American Rockwell T-2C Buckeye (BuNo. 158583), F-829, C/N 346-9, mounted on pylons.

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (Serial No. 51-9381), mounted on concrete pylons.

Republic F-105D Thunderchief (Serial No. 61-0088), IN, C/N D283.

Richmond, Airport.

Grumman A-6E Intruder (BuNo. 152603), AJ 524.  VA-35, Black Panthers.

Richmond, Wayne County Historical Museum, 1150 N A St, 47374.

Davis V-3, Reg. No. NC2851.

South Bend

 (Bill Bozych Photo)

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 68-15529).

 (Bill Bozych Photo)

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (BuNo. 124933), mounted on a pylon.

South Whitley

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (Serial No. 51-1739), mounted on concrete pylons.

Terre Haute, Indiana Air National Guard, 181st Fighter Group, Hulman Regional Airport, 47803-5000.

McDonnell-Douglas F-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 63-7565), C/N 607.

North American F-100D Super Sabre (Serial No. 56-3320), C/N 235-418, painted as (Serial No. 54-0181), mounted on a concrete pylon.

Terre Haute, American Legion Post 104.

 Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (Serial No. 52-6617).


North American P-51D-30NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-74960), restored as a TF-51D, "Missy", Reg. No. N50191.  Stewart McMillan.

Valparaiso, Indiana Aviation Museum, 4601 Murvihill Road, Porter County Airport, 46383.  Closed.  The museum's collection of aircraft has been sold or moved to other museums.

Vincennes, Indiana Military Museum, 2074 North Old Bruceville Road, 47591.

Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor (Serial No.), USAAF markings.

Bell AH-1F Cobra Helicopter (Serial No.).

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 65-09628).

Douglas C-47 Skytrain (Serial No. 316277), T, J7, D-Day markings.

Douglas C-47 Skytrain cockpit and nose section.

Douglas A-26 Invader (Serial No. 43-5326).

General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 80-0507), 507th Fighter Group.

Lockheed T-33B Shooting Star (Serial No. 56-1669), TR, 669.

Martin TM-76B Mace missile (aka CHM-13B), mounted on pylons.

McDonnell Douglas A-4B Skyhawk (BuNo. 144906), VA-81, USS Forrestal.

McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II (Serial No. ---626), DO.

Vultee BT-13A Valiant (Serial No. 41-11388).