Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Warplane Survivors USA: Maine

Maine Warplanes

Republic F-47N-25-RE Thunderbolt, 37th Fighter Squadron, Dow AFB, Maine, 1948.  (USAF Photo)

Lockheed F-80C-1-LO Shooting_Star (Serial No. 48-891), 132d Fighter Squadron, Maine ANG.  (USAF Photo)

Republic F-84G Thunderjets, Dow AFB, Maine, 1948.  (USAF Photo)

 

                

This aviation handbook is designed to be used as a quick reference to the classic military heritage aircraft that have been restored and preserved in the Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut. The aircraft include those flown by members of the US Air Force, the US Navy, the US Army, the US Marine Corps, the US Coast Guard, the Air and Army National Guard units in each state, and by various NATO and allied nations as well as a number of aircraft previously operated by opposition forces in peace and war. The interested reader will find useful information and a few technical details on most of the military aircraft that have been in service with active flying squadrons both at home and overseas.

120 selected photographs have been included to illustrate a few of the major examples in addition to the serial numbers assigned to American military aircraft. For those who would like to actually see the aircraft concerned, aviation museum locations, addresses and contact phone numbers, websites and email addresses have been included, along with a list of aircraft held in each museum's current inventory or that on display as gate guardians throughout the New England States. The aircraft presented in this edition are listed alphabetically by manufacturer, number and type.

Although many of New England's heritage warplanes have completely disappeared, a few have been carefully collected, restored and preserved, and some have even been restored to flying condition. This guide-book should help you to find and view New England's Warplane survivors.

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Maine Warplane Survivors, updated 20 Sep 2016.

Auburn, Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport

Lockheed L-1649A-98 Starliner (Serial No. 1018), Reg. No. N7316C, being restored at LEW for Lufthansa, with first post restoration flight planned for late 2011.  Registered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Lockheed L-1649A-98 Starliner (Serial No. 1038), Reg. No. N8083H, also being restored at LEW, with first flight planned for 2011.  Registered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Augusta, Camp Keyes

The Maine Army National Guard headquarters is located at Camp Keyes in Augusta, as is the Maine Military Historical Museum.  Named for General Erasmus Darwin Keyes, a notable Civil War Union Army Corps Commander, Camp Keyes has been an integral part of Maine's rich military heritage since the 1860’s and before.  Camp Keyes, up to WWII, was also unofficially known to local central Maine residents as “the Muster Ground”.

Bell UH-1H Iroquois (Serial No.), 112th Medical Company, Camp Keyes.

Bangor

The 112th Medical Company (Air Ambulance), Maine Army National Guard (ME ARNG), is based in Bangor, Maine.  The 112th is supported with the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter.

Cole Land Transportation Museum, 405 Perry Road, Bangor, ME 04401.  Telephone: (207) 990-3600, (207) 990-3600, Fax: (207) 990-2653.  The Cole Land Transportation Museum collects, preserves, and displays a cross section of Maine's land transportation equipment from which this and future generations will gain knowledge of the past.  The Museum records and displays American military memorabilia with the aim of inspiring and challenging the young people of today to continue on in the footsteps of pioneers who have built this state and country.

 (Billy Hawthorn Photo)

Bell UH-1D Iroquois (Serial No. 65-9915), Vietnam Memorial.  This Huey Helicopter was found at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida and served in Vietnam during the war.  At one time it suffered a crash landing but was recovered and placed back into service.  It was placed on 12 September 2003.

Bangor, Maine Air Museum, Maine Aviation Historical Society, PO Box 2641, 98 Maine Ave., Bangor, ME 04402.  Phone: (207) 941-6757 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting,,, (207) 941-6757.

The Maine Aviation Historical Society was founded to collect, document and preserve the rich aviation history of the State of Maine.  Civil, commercial, military and recreational flying have always been an important part of Maine history.  The Societies goal is to preserve the history of the people and events of the past.  From the earliest balloon flights, to barn storming pilots to space travel, Maine has been an active player.  The society’s collection of artifacts and memorabilia are displayed at the Maine Air Museum at 98 Maine Avenue, Bangor, Maine.  The museum is located at Bangor International Airport and as a point of interest, the museum building is a former cold war era missile assembly and maintenance facility.

Link Trainer

J-57 Jet Engine

Scorpion homebuilt helicopter

Luscombe 8A

Aircraft models

Aircraft artifacts

Bangor, Maine Air National Guard, Bangor International Airport, Bangor, ME 04401-3099.  The base is the home of the 101st Air Refueling Wing (101st ARW), providing air refueling and airlift under Air Mobility Command.  Since 1994, the 101st has operated the Northeast Tanker Task Force together with Pease AFB.  The wing currently flies the Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker.

Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Serial No.), mounted on a pylon.

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 57-0374).  This aircraft was presented to the 101st Air Refueling Wing by Canadian Forces (now RCAF) No. 416 All Weather Fighter Squadron, CFB Chatham, New Brunswick where it was flown as CF-101B (Serial No. 101041).  It is currently painted as (Serial No. 57-0377), 04.  It was mounted on a pylon on 3 March 1987.

Northrop F-89J Scorpion (Serial No. 52-1856).  This aircraft was built as an F-89D in California in 1954, and converted to F-89J in 1957.it served with other units until being transferred along with 27 other Scorpions to the 132nd Fighter Interceptor Squadron of the Maine Air National Guard at Dow AFB in Bangor.  Last flown on 16 July 1969, it was on display at Waterville for many years.

Brunswick

Naval Air Station Brunswick, 1251 Orion Street, Brunswick, ME 04011.  Phone: (207) 921-2000, (207) 921-2000.

Naval Air Station Brunswick is the last, active-duty Department of Defense airfield remaining in the northeast, and is home to five active duty and two reserve squadrons.  Flying Lockheed P-3C Orion long-range maritime patrol aircraft tasked by Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Five.  NAS Brunswick has 29 tenant commands, including a Reserve Lockheed P-3 Orion Squadron and a Reserve Fleet Logistics Support Squadron flying Lockheed C-130 Hercules transports.  In addition, over 1,600 Naval Reservists travel from throughout New England to drill at Naval Air Reserve Brunswick, SeaBee Battalion and numerous other reserve commands.

  (Jeff Nelson Photo)

Lockheed P2V7-5 Neptune (BuNo. 131427), VP-21, located near the Main Gate.

 (Jeff Nelson Photo)

Lockheed P-3A Orion (BuNo. 152156), located near the Main Gate.

Eliot

Curtiss Wright Jr CW1 (Serial No. 1225), Reg. No. N11818, John E. Hardy, Littlebrook Airport, Eliot, ME 03903.

Greenville

Douglas DC-3 (Serial No. 11761), Reg. No. N130Q, HBF Inc, PO Box 507, Greenville, ME 04441-0507.

Limestone

On 22 September 1950, the first nonstop transatlantic jet flight was carried out by Colonel David C. Schilling (USAF), when he flew 3,300 miles from England to Limestone, Maine, in 10 hr., 1 min.

Mars Hill

North American AGM-28B Hound Dog Missile (Serial No. 61-2213), Mars Hill Town Park.

Millinocket

 (Thierry H. Bonneville Photo)

Bell UH-1H Iroquois (Serial No. 64-13678), mounted on a pylon and M60A1 Tank, American Legion Post No. 80.

Owls Head

Owls Head Transportation Museum Knox County Airport, Route 73, PO Box 277, Owls Head, ME 04854.  Phone: (207) 594-4418, (207) 594-4418, Fax: (207) 594-4410.

The Owls Head Transportation Museum has one of the finest collections of pioneer-era aircraft and automobiles in the world.  More than 100 historic aircraft, automobiles, bicycles, carriages and engines are on permanent display.  The Aircraft Collection contains replicas and originals representing the first century of flight, from Cayley’s unmanned glider (1804) to the legendary Curtiss Jenny of the barnstorming era.  An outstanding collection of automobiles spans the late 19th Century and early 20th century, and includes the 1963 Prototype Mustang and a 1935 Stout Scarab (called the world’s first mini-van, one of only six ever made).

Antoinette replica

Bellanca replica (Serial No. 2), Reg. No. N1911G

Blériot XI replica

Boeing-Stearman A75N1/PT-17 Kaydet Biplane (Serial No. 75-1795), Reg. No. N55361

Burgess-Wright F replica

Cayley Glider replica

Chanute Glider ½-scale model

Clark Biwing Ornithopter

Curtiss JN-4D Jenny (Serial No. 34094), Reg. No. N94JN

Curtiss Model D replica (Serial No. M-4), Reg. No. N1GJ

Curtiss-Wright Travel Air D-4000 Speedwing

Deperdussin Gordon Bennett Racer replica (Serial No. 01), Reg. No. N78TJ

Domenjoz Glider

Etrich Taube replica

Fokker C.IVA (Serial No. 4127), Reg. No. N439FK, restoration

Fokker Dr.I Triplane replica (Serial No. 2001), Reg. No. N425FK

Henri Farman III Biplane replica

Lilienthal Glider ½-scale model

Milliken M-1 Special

Nieuport 28 replica (Serial No. C-1), Reg. No. N27226

Penaud Planaphore replica

Piper J-3C Cub (Serial No.)

Piper PA-18-150 (Serial No. 18-7809185), Reg. No. N703ES

Pitcairn PA 7S Mailwing

Rhon Ranger (Serial No. 1), Reg. No. N306V

Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.8 replica (Serial No. 298), 2, Reg. No. N928

Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a replica (Serial No.)

Sopwith Pup replica (Serial No. 83213), Reg. No. N5139

SPAD XIII replica (Serial No. C-1), Reg. No. N14574

Standard J-1 (Serial No. 581), Reg. No. N22581

Waco UBF-2 Biplane (Serial No. 3766), Reg. No. N13442.

Wright Flyer replica

Presque Isle

North American AGM-28 Hound Dog Missile (Serial No.), Presque Isle, ME 04769.

Sugarloaf Mountain

The first transatlantic hot-air balloon flight was accomplished by Richard Branson and Per Lindstrand.  They flew 2,789.6 miles from Sugarloaf Mountain, Maine, to Ireland in the hot-air balloon Virgin Atlantic Flyer from 2-4 July 1987.