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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Warplane Survivors USA: Louisiana

Louisiana Warplanes

Data current to 19 Oct 2018.

 (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John P. Curtis, USN Photo)

Eight McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornets assigned to the River Rattlers, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 204, in formation over southern Louisiana's wetlands during a photo exercise.  VFA 204 is stationed on Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, New Orleans.

 (USAF Photo)

North American AT-6D-NT Texan (Serial No. 42-84841), 122nd Bomb Squadron, 131st Bomb Group, Louisiana Air National Guard, ca 1950s.

 (NASA Photo)

U.S. Army Air Corps Douglas B-18 test aircraft, 3rd Attack Group, Barksdale Field, Louisiana, 5 Nov 1941.  The B-18 was used to test an airfoil (NACA 0012) which was mounted just forward of the vertical stabilizer. The purpose of this test was to conduct boundary-layer and profile-drag tests in which Reynolds Number and angle of attack were varied independently.

 (NMNA Photo)

Douglas AD-4NA Skyraider (BuNos. 126986 and 127002) of Attack Squadron VA-822, U.S. Naval Air Reserve Unit Louisiana.  They were flying near Pecan Island in the Gulf of Mexico to drop fuel and cannon fire on a blowout gas well in an attempt to set it afire as a hazard to shipping.  The pilots were LCDR Joel Morris, USNR, Commanding Officer of VA-822 and LCDR Harold Wheelahan, ca 1950s.

 (USGOV-PD Photo)

Convair F-102A-75-CO Delta Dagger (Serial No. 56-1314), 122nd Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, Louisiana Air National Guard, 1967.

 (USGOV-PD Photo)

North American F-100F-5-NA Super Sabre (Serial No. 56-3761), 122nd Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, Louisiana Air National Guard, 1975.

 (MSgt. Michael E. Daniels, USAF Photo)

McDonnell F-4C-24-MC Phantom II (Serial No. 64-0852), Louisiana Air National Guard fire fighters washing down a fuel spill on 19 August 1982. The airmen were assigned to the 159th Tactical Fighter Group, Louisiana Air National Guard.

 (USGOV-PD Photo)

McDonnell F-4C-19-MC Phantom (Serial No. 63-7552), 122nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Louisiana Air National Guard, 1983.

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extender (DC-10-30CF),  2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana.

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

Beech C-12D Huron (Serial No. 23784), Louisiana Army National Guard, 26 Oct 1992.

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, 2nd Bomb Wing based at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana

 (TSGT. Fernando Serna, USAF Photo)

Two Russian Tupolev Tu-95 Bear-H bomber aircraft, center, and a Russian AntonovAN-124 Condor transport aircraft parked on the flight line beside a Boeing B-52H Stratofortress aircraft of the 62nd Bombardment Squadron, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, 1 May 1992.  The Russian aircraft were on base as part of an exchange program proposed by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Merrill A. McPeak.

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

Boeing B-52H Stratofortress, 2nd Bomb Wing based at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana.  It is seen here at rest in the evening sun awaiting a bombing mission during Operation Noble Anvil (the bombing of Serbia).  This aircraft arrived at RAF Fairford on 21 Feb 1999 as callsign "Havoc 03".

 (Don S. Montgomerey, USN Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F-15A-8-MC Eagle (Serial No. 73-0090), 122nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, 159th Tactical Fighter Group, Louisiana Air National Guard, 1990.

 (SSgt. Sean M. Worrell, USAF Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle (Serial No. 77-0118), 122nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Louisiana Air National Guard, 2000.

 (USAF Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F-15C-38-MC Eagle (Serial No. 84-0022), 122nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Louisiana Air National Guard, 2000.

 (TSgt. Michael Ammons, USAF Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F-15A-20-MC Eagle (Serial No. 77-0134), 122nd Fighter Squadron, 159th Fighter Wing, Louisiana Air National Guard, 2002.

 (Rusty Baker, USN Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle, 122nd Fighter Squadron, 159th Fighter Wing, Louisiana Air National Guard, 29 Aug 2008.

 (Kevin Jackson Photo)

Boeing B-52H Stratofortress landing with its drag chute deployed at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, 4 July 2009.

Louisiana Warplane Survivors

Alexandria

Bell OH-58A Kiowa Helicopter (Serial No. 70-15426), moved from the Louisiana National Guard Museum in New Orleans to Alexandria.

Alexandria, Flying Tiger Heritage Park, England Drive, England AFB (Closed), 71311-5004.

 (Matt Dalton Photo)

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt (Serial No. 73-0667), mounted on a pylon.

 (Matt Dalton Photo)

 (Martin McGuire Photos)

LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 66-3234), mounted on a pylon.

 (Martin McGuire Photos)

Canadair CL-13A Sabre (Serial No. 23266), painted as North American F-86E Sabre (Serial No. 52-4931), flown by LCol John England, mounted on a pylon.

 (Martin McGuire Photos)

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (Serial No. 52-7080), FS-080, mounted on a pylon.

 (Matt Dalton Photo)

 (Martin McGuire Photos)

Republic F-105G Thunderchief (Serial No. 63-8296), C/N F073, mounted on a pylon.

Alexandria, 83rd FIS.

 (Luis Santos Photo)

Lockheed F-104A Starfighter (Serial No. 56-0791), FG-791, mounted on a pylon at the Rayford Enterprises Building.

Ball, Veteran's Memorial.

Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter, mounted on a pylon.

Baton Rouge

 (scrambler390 Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II (BuNo. 153088), C/N 1683, USMC, mounted on three pylons.  American Legion Post 38.

 (scrambler390 Photo)

Lockheed T-33A-5-LO (Serial No. 53-6053), mounted on a concrete stand in front of Louisiana State University's Tiger Stadium.

Baton Rouge, USS Kidd & Nautical Center, 305 South River Road, 70802-6220.

 (Otto Dickey Photo)

Curtiss P-40E Warhawk, replica, at the Vietnam War Memorial Park.

 (Martin McGuire Photos)

LTV A-7E Corsair II (BuNo. 160724), C/N E-502, VF-147, mounted on a pylon at the Vietnam War Memorial Park.

Bossier City, Barksdale AFB, 8th Air Force Museum/Global Power Museum, 88 Shreveport Road, 71110.

 (Michael Barera Photos)

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

Avro 698 Vulcan B Mk. 2 (Serial No. XM606).

 (Michael Barera Photo)

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

Beechcraft UC-45J Expeditor (BuNo. 39266), C/N 4785, painted as (Serial No. 447266), Reg. No. N40081.

 (Michael Barera Photos)

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan (Serial No. 42-36887), 232.

 (Christopher A. Ebdon Photo)

 (Michael Barera Photos)

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (Serial No. 44-83884), “Miss Liberty", D.  This aircraft was completed in July 1945 by the Douglas Aircraft Company under contract with the Boeing Company.  Initially assigned to the USAAF, it was transferred to the US Navy (BuNo. 77244) and designated as a PB-1W submarine hunter, serving from 1945 to 1956.  From 1960 until 1977 it served as a firebomber (Air Tanker No. 19) with the Aero Union Corporation in California.  It was flown to Barksdale on 11 April 1978.  It was painted as “Yankee Doodle II” before becoming “Miss Liberty”.

 (Michael Barera Photos)

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

Boeing TB-29A Superfortress (Serial No. 44-87627), BF-627.

 (Michael Barera Photos)

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

Boeing KC-97G/L Stratotanker (Serial No. 53-0240).

 (Michael Barera Photos)

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

Boeing B-47E Stratojet (Serial No. 53-2276).

 (Michael Barera Photo)

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

Boeing B-52D Stratofortress (Serial No. 56-0629).

 (Michael Barera Photos)

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

Boeing B-52G Stratofortress (Serial No. 57-6509).

 (Michael Barera Photos)

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker (Serial No. 56-3595).

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Christopher A. Ebdon Photo)

 (Michael Barera Photos)

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

Consolidated B-24J Liberator (Serial No. 44-48781), WQ-E, Ford, "Louisiana Belle II".  This aircraft is being repainted as "Rupert The Roo II", a bomber that flew in a desert sand paint scheme in the Mediterranean theatre during the Second World War.

 (Michael Barera Photo)

Convair B-58 Hustler fuselage converted to a rocket sled.

 (Michael Barera Photos)

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

Douglas C-47A Skytrain (Serial No. 43-16130), C/N 20596.

 (Christopher A. Ebdon Photo)

Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II (Serial No. 76-0552).

 (Michael Barera Photos)

General Dynamics F-111G Aardvark (Serial No. 68-0284).

 (Michael Barera Photo)

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 58-0615).

 (Michael Barera Photo)

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird (Serial No. 61-7967), BB, C/N 2018, NASA.

LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 71-0339).

 

 (Christopher A. Ebdon Photos)

McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 63-7532).

 (Michael Barera Photos)

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21F-13 Fishbed (Serial No. 5060), 80.

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

 (Michael Barera Photos)

North American P-51D-10NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-14570P), “Moonbeam McSwine”, composite from several different airframes.

 (Michael Barera Photo)

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (Serial No. 51-1386), FS-386.

Fort Polk Military Museum, 7884 South Carolina Ave, 71459.

 (Gregory Barilleaux Photo)

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 71-20326).

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 73-21804).

 (Gregory Barilleaux Photo)

Bell AH-1P Cobra Helicopter (Serial No. 77-22743).

Bell AH-1S Cobra Helicopter (Serial No. 70-15936).

Bell OH-58C Kiowa Helicopter (Serial No. 69-16143), OC.

 (DoDMedia Photo, 1983)

Gyrodyne QH-50 DASH (Drone Anti-Submarine Helicopter).

Hiller OH-23B Raven Helicopter (Serial No. 54-007).

 (Gregory Barilleaux Photo)

Lockheed AH-56A Cheyenne Helicopter (Serial No. 66-08827).

Mil Mi-2 Hoplite Helicopter (Serial No. CCCP-88943), Russia.

Houma, Airborne Support Inc., 3826 Thunderbird Road, Houma-Terrebonne Airport, 70363.

Douglas DC-3C Basler Conversion (BT-67), (Serial No. 34368), Reg. No. N932H.

Douglas C-47B Skytrain (Serial No. 27218), converted to a DC-3, Reg. No. N64766.

Douglas C-47A Skytrain (Serial No. 13303), converted to a DC-3 Reg. No. N64767.

Douglas DC-4 (Serial No. 10550), Reg. No. N67024.

Rockwell International Twin Commander 690A (Serial No. 11169), Reg. No. N38WA.

Piper Aztec, Reg. No. N14183.

Houma, Regional Military Museum.

Mcdonnell YRF-110A Spectre, later redesignated RF-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 12201).

Houma

Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (Serial No. 51-9091), on the grounds of the School for Exceptional Children.

Lafayette

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk (Serial No. 42-105861), "Chuzy Suzy", Chuzy Suzy LCC.

Monroe, General Clare Lee Chennault Aviation and Military Museum of Louisiana, 701 Kansas Lane, Monroe Regional Airport, 71213.

Beechcraft 18R, restoration project.

Beechcraft C-45G Expeditor (Serial No. 221670), Reg. No. N3333G.

Beechcraft UC-45J Expeditor (Serial No. 23851), Reg. No. N15959.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk, replica.

Douglas DC-3A, Reg. No. N496, project.

Hughes OH-6A Cayuse Helicopter (Serial No. 65-12950), mounted on pylons in front of the museum.

Lightning Bug, Reg. No. N640J.

New Iberia

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-73140), ex-RCAF (Serial No. 9567), "Petie 2nd", Reg. No. N51GE.  GE Air Inc.

New Orleans, Belle Chase Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, Alvin Callender Field, 70143.

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

Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (BuNo. 147750).

Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt (Serial No. --0255).  This aircraft has been moved to Nellis AFB, Nevada.

Lockheed P-3 Orion (BuNo.).

LTV A-7E Corsair II (BuNo. 159974), AF-401, C/N E-423.

 (Jason Grant Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle (Serial No. 73-0100), 159th Fighter Wing, mounted on a concrete pylon..

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet (BuNo. 161726), Blue Angel 1, mounted on an iron pylon.

Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye (BuNo.)

New Orleans, Jackson Barracks Military Museum, 6400 St. Claude Ave., 70146-0330.

 (Author Photos)

Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan (Serial No. 44-0951).

 (Author Photos)

Bell UH-1D Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 65-9911).

 (Author Photos)

Convair YF-102 Delta Dagger (Serial No. 53-1787), C/N 62334.

 (Author Photos)

Douglas A-26C Invader (Serial No. 44-35937), L.  This A-26C-50-DT (converted to B-26C) was operated at one time by the 2347th ARFC (Air Reservist) out of Long Beach Municipal Airport, California.  It was with this group on 8 October 1955 when the ship was damaged during take-off due to a structural failure at McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey; John F. McCormick was the Pilot in Command.  The ship went to Chile and converted to a B-26D in 1958 as (Serial No. 846).  She subsequently became a gate guard at El Bosque AB, Santiago until she was removed from that mission and returned to the US.

 (Author Photos)

Hiller H-23B Raven Helicopter (Serial No. 51-16336).

 (Author Photos)

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 53-4987), C/N 580-8306, 8312.

 

 (Author Photos)

McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 63-7556), C/N 593.

 (Author Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II nose section.

 (Author Photos)

McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle (Serial No. 73-0086), JZ, C/N 24/A020.

 

 (Author Photos)

North American F-86L Sabre Dog (Serial No. 52-4168), 23747.

 (Author Photos)

North American F-100D Super Sabre (Serial No. 56-3020), C/N 235-118.

 (Author Photo)

Radioplane Drone.

New Orleans, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine Street, 70130.

 (Author Photos)

Boeing B-17E Flying Fortress (Serial No. 41-9032).  Built at Boeing Seattle as B-17E. Assigned to 342nd Bomb Squadron and named "My Gal Sal." During a ferry flight on 27 June 1942, crash landed in Greenland. All crew members survived and were rescued ten days later. Wreck discovered in 1964. Salvaged in the 1990s by Gary Larkins and stored at Tillamook Air Museum. Purchased by Bob Ready. Restoration began in 2000.  In 2013 transported to National World War II Museum for display.

 (Author Photos)

Consolidated B-24D Liberator "Over Exposed” nose section.

Consolidated OY-1 Sentinel.

 (Author Photos)

Douglas C-47A Skytrain (Serial No. 42-93096).

 (Author Photos)

Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless (BuNo. 06508), 41.

 (Author Photos)

General Motors TBM-3 Avenger (BuNo.).  This aircraft is depicted as Lt. (jg) Thomas C. Lupo’s Avenger at the Battle of Samar, the “Bayou Bomber.”  Flying from the USS Fanshaw Bay, Lupo made repeated attack runs on the IJN Yamato, one of the largest battleships in history.  After Lupo expended all of his ammunition, he continued making runs on Yamato, throwing a Coke bottle and other loose articles from his aircraft at the ship’s bridge trying to distract the Yamato from its attack on U.S. ships. The actions of Lt. Lupo, a number of other pilots, and a heavily outgunned group of U.S. Navy destroyers blunted an attack by a formidable Japanese naval force and saved the large U.S. force that was landing in the Philippines to dislodge Japanese occupiers.

 (Author Photos)

Messerschmitt Bf 109G (Serial No.), replica, "Red 3".

 (Author Photos)

North American B-25 Mitchell (Serial No. 44-29812), "Safe Return".

 (Author Photos)

North American P-51D Mustang (Serial No. TBC), “Bunnie/Miss Kentucky State”.

 (Author Photos)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Vb, RAF (Serial No. BL370), SH-J, presentation aircraft, “Gungaon II Punjab”.  The fuselage is original but the wings are replicas without the radiator.

 (Author Photos)

Vought F4U-4 Corsair (BuNo. TBC), 833.  This aircraft is a composite of different Marks of Corsair.

 (Author Photo)

Waco CG-4A.

Patterson, Louisiana State Museum, Wedell-Williams Aviation Collection, 118 Cotton Road, 70392.

Beechcraft D-17S Staggerwing, Reg. No. N278WW.

Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet, Reg. No. NC31654.

 (scrambler390 Photo)

McDonnell F-4N Phantom II (BuNo. 152986), NL-104.

Piper J-3C-65 Cub.

Pitts Lil Monster, 8, Reg. No. N1961M.

Mono Aircraft Monocoupe D-145, Reg. No. NC17687.

Stearman Crop Duster.

Weddell-Williams Racer 17.

 (scrambler390 Photo)

Weddell-Williams Racer 44, replica, Reg. No. NR278V.

Weddell-Williams Racer 45, replica, Reg. No. NR62Y.

Weddell-Williams Racer 92, replica, Reg. No. NR536V.

Weddell-Williams Racer 121, replica, Reg. No. NR61Y.

Wendell-Williams Wee-Will Junior, 17, replica, Reg. No. NR10377.

Pineville, Camp Beauregard, Louisiana Air National Guard

 (SrA Jeff Barone, USAF Photo).

Louisiana Army National Guard, Air National Guard and Mississippi Army National Guardsmen joined forces to accomplish an impressive mission that involved a Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter towing a McDonnell-Douglas F-15A Eagle (Serial No. 77-0067) static display from England Air Park to Camp Beauregard on 4 March 2009.

Reserve, American Military Heritage Foundation Museum, St. John Baptist Airport, 355 Airport Road, 70084.

Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor (Serial No.).

Douglas A-4 Skyhawk (Serial No.).

 (scrambler390 Photo)

Grumman F-11 Tiger (BuNo. 141870), Blue Angel 6, mounted on pylons.

Hughes OH-6 Cayuse Helicopter (Serial No.).

LTV A-7B Corsair II (BuNo. 154485), ND-401, C/N B-125.

 (Douglas M. Ducote Sr. Photos)

McDonnell F-4N Phantom (BuNo. 150442).

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

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

North American T-28 Trojan (Serial No.).

Ruston, Louisana Military Museum, 201 Memorial Drive, 71270.

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 65-12873).

Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (BuNo. 148569), 900.

 (Billy Hathorn Photo)

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 52-9349), mounted on a pylon.

Sikorsky SH-2F Seasprite (BuNo. 152201), HT-042.

Missiles:

ICBM.

Minuteman I.