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

Massachusetts Warplanes

Data current to 16 March 2021.

 (USAF Photo)

Curtiss O-11 of the 101st Observation Squadron, Massachusetts, ca 1929.

 (USAF Photo)

View of the hangar of the 101st Observation Squadron, Massachusetts National Guard at Jeffrey Field (today Logan International Airport), Boston, Massachusetts, before the Second World War. Visible are three Douglas O-46, three North American O-47, and a Beechcraft AT-7.

 (USAF Photo)

North American O-47B (Serial No. 39-101), 59th Interceptor Squadron, Massachusetts Air National Guard, flying over Cape Cod, ca. 1940.

 (SDA&SM Photo)

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt P-47D-30-RE (Serial No. 44-20411).  The 131st Fighter Squadron was allotted to the Massachusetts Air National Guard, on 24 May 1946.

 (USAF Photo)

Republic F-47N-20-RE Thunderbolt (Serial No. 44-89123), 101st Fighter Squadron, Massachusetts Air National Guard., ca 1948.

 (USAF Photo)

Republic Republic P-47N-25-RE Thunderbolt (Serial No. 44-89347), 101st Fighter Squadron Massachusetts Air National Guard, Logan Airport 1949.

 (NMNA Photo)

U.S. Navy Douglas BD-2 "Daisy Mae" 2 X 14, Naval Air Station South Weymoth, Massachusetts, ca. 1944.  (USAF Photo)

North American TB-25K-32-NC Mitchell, 101st Fighter Squadron, Massachusetts Air National Guard, Logan Airport, Massachusetts, ca 1949. 

 (NMNA Photo)

North American FJ-3 Fury (BuNo. 136037), US Marine Corps Reserve, Marine Attack Squadron VMA-322 "Fighting Gamecocks" at Naval Air Station South Weymouth, Massachusetts, ca. 1959.  

 (USAF Photo)

North American F-86H-1-NA Sabre (Serial No. 52-2030), 131st  131st Tactical Fighter Squadron Massachusetts Air National Guard, ca. 1957-65.  

 (USAF Photo)

North American F-86H-1-NA Sabre (Serial No. 52-2009), 131st Tactical Fighter Squadron, Massachusetts Air National Guard, 1959.

 (USAF Photo)

North American F-86H-1-NA Sabre (Serial No. 53-1290), Massachusetts Air National Guard, ca. 1957-65.

 (NMUSAF Photo)

North American F-86H Sabres of the 138th Tactical Fighter Squadron and the 101st TFS, Massachusetts Air National Guard, on the flightline at RAF Prestwick, Scotland (UK), after flying across the North Atlantic from the U.S. as part of "Operation Stair Step", in Oct 1961.  After refueling, they continued to their new base in France.  The three nearest aircraft are F-86H-10 (Serial No. 53-1290), F-86H-5 (Serial No. 52-2122) and F-86H-1 (Serial No. 52-2075).  "Operation Stair Step" was initiated by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 in response to Soviet threats to West-Berlin, Germany.  18 Air National Guard tactical fighter squadrons were mobilized (among others).  "Operation Stair Step" was the deployment of eight ANG fighter squadrons with 216 aircraft to Europe in November 1961.

 (NMNA Photo)

North American YA-5C Vigilante (BuNo. 149305) of Heavy Attack Squadron 3 (VAH-3), USN, on display at Naval Air Station South Weymouth, Massachusetts, ca. 1963.  (NMNA Photo)

 (USAF Photo)

North American F-100C-20-NA Super Sabre (Serial No. 54-1953) from the 101st Tactical Fighter Squadron, Massachusetts Air National Guard, at Otis Air Force Base, circa in 1971.

 (USGOV-PD Photo)

North American F-100D-45-NH Super Sabre (Serial No. 55-2830), 131st Tactical Fighter Squadron, Massachusetts, 1972.  

 (USGOV-PD Photo)

North American F-100D-25-NA Super Sabre (Serial No. 55-3634), 131st Tactical Fighter Squadron, Massachusetts, ca. 1974.  

 (USAF Photo) 

CIM-10B Bomarc missile at the launch ready position, Otis Air Force Base, Massachusetts, ca 1960s. 

 (USAF Photo)

McDonnell F-101B-95-MC Voodoo (Serial No. 57-0376), 60th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, Massachusetts Air National Guard, Otis AFB, Massachusetts, 1960.

 (USAF Photo)

McDonnell F-101B-95-MC Voodoo (Serial No. 57-0364), 60th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, Otis Air Force Base, Massachusetts, 1970.

 (USAF Photo)

Convair F-106A Delta Dart (Serial No. 57-2494) of the 102nd Fighter Interceptor Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard based at Otis Air Force Base, Massachusetts, intercepting a Soviet Tu-95 Bear D bomber aircraft off Cape Cod on 15 April 1982. 

 (SSgt. Lemuel Casillas, USAF Photo)

Convair F-106A-80-CO Delta Dart (s/n 57-2467) aircraft from 101st Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 102nd Fighter Interceptor Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard, ca 1964.

 (USAF Photo)

Convair F-106A-80-CO Delta Dart (s/n 57-2503 and 57-2504), 101st Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 102nd Fighter Interceptor Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard, 1964.

 (USAF Photo)

Convair F-106 Delta Dart (Serial No. 57-2605), 101st Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, Massachusetts Air National Guard, 1969.

 (USAF Photo)

Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II (Serial No. 78-0628), 131st Tactical Fighter Squadron, Massachusetts, 1980.  

 (USAF Photo)

Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II (Serial No. 78-0608), 131st Tactical Fighter Squadron, Massachusetts, 1988.

 (A1C Isaac G.L. Freeman, USAF Photo)

Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II (Serial No. 78-0659) from the 131st Fighter Squadron, 104th Fighter Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard, 6 March 2003.

 (Harly Copic Artwork)

Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II of the 104th Expeditionary Operations Group (EOG) over Kosovo, (Former Yugoslavia), in May 1999.  Operating from its main installation at Trapani Air Base, Sicily and a forward location at Taszar Air Base, Hungary, the unit was known as the "Killer Bees."  They belonged to a composite or "rainbow" Air National Guard (ANG) unit composed of personnel and aircraft from the 104th Fighter Wing at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts, the 110th Fighter Wing at Battle Creek, Michigan, and the 124th Wing at Boise, Idaho. The 104th EOG also included active duty Air Force members who were responsible for base operating support functions.  The 104th EOG was formed as a temporary composite unit because no single ANG fighter wing possessed enough A-10s to meet the wartime requirements for Operation Allied Force, the war for Kosovo.  The unit flew 439 combat sorties expending 64 AGM-65s "Maverick" air-to-surface missiles, 539 MK-82 free-fall non-guided general purpose 500-pound bombs, 49 CBU-87 "Combined Effects Munitions," and over 14,300 rounds of 30mm ammunition while attacking enemy military convoys, armor, artillery, supply storage areas, and ammunition storage sites.  Its pilots also flew combat search and rescue as well as airborne forward air control missions.  The 104th EOG accumulated 3,300 flying hours in 45 days during May and June without losing a single pilot or aircraft.  The employment of composite units was an increasingly important element of efforts by the ANG and the Air Force to adapt to the complexities of the post Cold War environment.

 (MSGT Michael Ammons USAF Photo) 

Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II from the 104th Fighter Wing (FW), Barnes Air National Guard (ANG) Base, Westfield, Massachusetts (MA), firing an AGM-65 Maverick over northwest Florida during a Combat Hammer Air-to-Ground Weapons System Evaluation Program (WSEP) mission, 13 Jan 2004.

Lockheed C-5A Galaxy, "The Patriot", 337th AS, 439th Airlift Wing, Massachusetts, 1992.  (Alain Rioux Photo)

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

Lockheed C-5A Galaxy, 337th Airlift Squadron, 439th Airlift Wing, Westover AFB, Massachusetts, 23 Aug 1993.

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

Lockheed C-5B Galaxy, 337th Airlift Squadron, 439th Airlift Wing based at Westover AFB, Massachusetts, 16 July 2007.

 (Lt. Col. Bill Ramsay, USAF Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle (Serial No. 74-0100), from the Massachusetts Air National Guard’s 102nd Fighter Wing flies a combat air patrol mission over New York City in support of Operation Noble Eagle, 2001.

 (Lt. Col. Bill Ramsay, USAF Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle (Serial No. 74-0100), from the Massachusetts Air National Guard’s 101st FS and 102nd Fighter  Interceptor Wing fly a combat air patrol mission over New York City in support of Operation Noble Eagle, 2001.

 (MSGT Michael Ammons, USAF Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle (Serial No. 77-0124), 101st Fighter Squadron, 102nd Fighter Wing, Otis Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts, armed with an AIM-9 Sidewinder heat-seeking air-to-air missile, 2005.

 (Gerard van der Schaaf Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle (Serial No. 83-0018), 104th Fighter Wing, 2016.

 (Rob Scheiffert Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle (Serial No. 85-0122), 31st Fighter Squadron, Westfield, Massachusetts, 13 April 2016.

 (Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson, USAF Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle assigned to the 131st Fighter Squadron, 104th Fighter Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard breaks away from an F-22 Raptor aircraft assigned to the 154th Wing as the two aircraft line up for landing at Royal Malaysian Air Force base Butterworth, Malaysia, 16 June 2014.

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 fl own 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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North American AT-6 Texan (Serial No. 59-1938), Reg. No. N6665Y, Charles F. Andrews, PO Box 145, Becket, MA 01223-0145.


North American AT-6G Texan (Serial No. 44-81687-A), Reg. No. N164US, T64 US Inc, c/o Dilltec Inc Civil Air Terminal, 200 Hanscom Drive, Bedford, MA 01730.

Bedford, Hanscom AFB, located 17-miles northwest of Boston.

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk replica, XO-1, painted as (Serial No. 84534), "Stump", mounted on a concrete pylon.

 (Jerry Saslav, USAF Photo)

North American F-86H-10H Sabre (Serial No. 53-1328), mounted on a pylon.


 (Colt9033 Photo)

Bell UH-1M Iroquois (Serial No. 65-9560), mounted on a pylon, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 595, Vietnam War Memorial to honor the nine young men from Beverly who died during the war.

North American SNJ-5 Texan (Serial No. 8819555), Reg. No. N6410D, Deschenes Construction Co Ltd, 163 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915.

 (Colt9033 Photo)

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15UTI trainer (Serial No. 0732), on informal display at Beverly Airport .


Museum of Science, Science Park, Boston, MA 02114-1099.  Phone: (617) 723-2500, (617) 723-2500.  The Museum of Science is a Boston, Massachusetts landmark, located in Science Park, a plot of land spanning the Charles River.  Along with over 500 interactive exhibits, the Museum features a number of live presentations throughout the building everyday, along with shows at the Charles Hayden Planetarium and the Mugar Omni IMAX theater, the only domed IMAX screen in New England.  Various space exhibits are on display.

The MIT Daedalus human-powered aircraft hangs in the entry lobby of the museum as does Decavitator, MIT's human-powered high-speed boat.  The MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics Department's Daedalus was a human-powered aircraft that, on 23 April 1988, flew a distance of 71.5 mi (115.11 km) in 3 hours, 54 minutes, from Iraklion on the island of Crete to the island of Santorini.  The flight holds official FAI world records for distance and duration for human-powered aircraft.  The craft was named after the mythological inventor of aviation, Daedalus.


North American SNJ-5 Texan (Serial No. 84979), Reg. No. N7296C, James M. Baker, 9 Inverness Circle, Boxford, MA 01921-1931.

Cape Cod

USCG Air Station, Race Point Beach, Cape Cod, MA.

U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod (ASCC), with its four helicopters and four jets, is the only Coast Guard Aviation facility in the northeast.  As such, ASCC is responsible for the waters from New Jersey to the Canadian border.  Centrally located at the Massachusetts Military Reservation on Cape Cod, ASCC maintains the ability to launch a helicopter and/or jet within 30 minutes of a call, 365 days-a-year, 24 hours-a-day, and in nearly any weather conditions.  U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod is located at Otis Air Force Base in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Dassault HU-25A Guardian (Serial No.)

Grumman HU-16E Albatross (Serial No.)

Sikorsky HH-60J Jayhawk Helicopter (Serial No.)

Headquarters MassachusettsMilitary Reservation (MMR), Cape Cod, MA.

The MRR is a military training facility located on the upper western portion of Cape Cod, immediately south of the Cape Cod Canal in Barnstable County, MA.

Cape Cod, Otis Air Force Base.

 (David Watkins Photo)

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 51-4335), mounted on a pylon.

 (Jeff Nelson Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle (Serial No. 76-0040), Otis ANG.

Fall River

Battleship Cove, located in Fall River, Massachusetts, is a nonprofit maritime museum and war memorial that traces its origins to the wartime crew of the World War II battleship USS Massachusetts.  This dedicated veterans group was responsible for the donation of the decommissioned vessel from the Navy and its subsequent public display in Fall River, Massachusetts.  The site is located at the confluence of the Taunton River and Mount Hope Bay, an arm of Narragansett Bay.  Battleship Cove lies partially beneath the Braga Bridge and adjacent to Fall River Heritage State Park, at the heart of Fall River’s waterfront.  The battleship forms a small cove which serves as a protected harbor for pleasure craft during the summer months.  The Fall River Yacht Club maintains a dock nearby.  Wikipedia.

An Aircraft Model Collection is on display as well as the following aircraft:

Bell UH-1M Iroquois helicopter (Serial No. 66-60609), mounted on a pylon.

  (Danny Chapman Photo)

Bell AH-1S Cobra helicopter (Serial No. 70-16038).

 (Danny Chapman Photo)

North American T-28C Trojan (Serial No. 140454), 765.

Vought OS2U-2 Kingfisher (Serial No. 5909), was on loan from the NASM and placed on display on the USS Massachusetts for many years (1960s to 1980s) until it was returned to the NASM.  It is now on display in the Udvar-Hazy Museum, Dulles Airport, Virginia.


Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 53-5960)

McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle (Serial No. 76-0040)

North American F-86H Sabre (Serial No. 53-1377)

 (Jim Hoagland Photo)

North American F-100C Super Sabre (Serial No. 54-1851), c/n 217-112.  This aircraft came from the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Georgia, in exchange for North American F-100D Super Sabre (Serial No. 56-2995), which was previously mounted here on a pylon.

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (Serial No. 52-6382)


Douglas C-47B Skytrain (Serial No. 45-972), New England Escadrille, Fitchburg Municipal Airport.


 (RIclimber Photo)

Bell AH-1 Cobra (Serial No. 79-23240), Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post No. 6643.


North American SNJ-5 Texan (Serial No. 88-16388), Reg. No. N6436D, William F. McGrath Jr, 10 Sheep Commons Lane, Nantucket, MA 02554-2908.

North Attleboro


Bell 47 (Serial No. 4077), on static display on a trailer in front of G I Joe's Army & Navy Surplus Store.


Curtiss Wright Jr CW1 (Serial No. 1146), Reg. No. N10968, KEF Enterprises, PO Box 929, Plymouth MA 02362-0929.


Boeing-Stearman PT-17 Kaydet (Serial No. 75-8438), Reg. No. N727A, Stearman Associates Inc., 13 Kingston Street, Somerville, MA 02144.

South Weymouth

 (Ktr101 Photo)

Douglas A-4B Skyhawk (BuNo 142940), mounted on a pylon.  This aircraft is a memorial at the former Naval Air Station South Weymouth, Weymouth, Rockland, and Abington.

North American SNJ-5 Texan (Serial No. 8814025), Reg. No. N64260D, Thomas F. Twomey, 1106 Main Street, South Weymouth, MA 02190.


Miller Zeta (Serial No. 1), Reg. No. NX1331, 1937 Racing aircraft.


The Collings Foundation, 137 Barton Road, Riverhill Farm, Stow, MA 01775-1529.  Phone: (978) 562-9182, (978) 568-8924.  Mail: The Collings Foundation, P.O. Box 248, Stow, MA 01775.

The Collings Foundation was founded in 1979 “to organize and support ‘living history’ events that enable Americans to learn more about their heritage through direct participation” and adopted aviation-related events, such as air shows and barnstorming, in the mid-eighties.  It has since recovered and restored 20 historically-significant aircraft from the Early-Aviation, World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War eras--from a 1909 Bleriot XI to a McDonnell-Douglas F-4D Phantom.  The following aircraft are currently held in the collection, although not all are on site in Stow.  The aircraft may only be viewed on designated open house days as advertised and at airshows.

Bell UH-1E Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 153762), Reg. No. N911KK, Houston, Texas.

Blériot XI (1909), Stow.

Boeing-Stearman A75N1/PT-17 Kaydet (Serial No. 75-3745), Reg. No. N55171, Stow.

Boeing-Stearman A75N1/PT-17 Kaydet (Serial No. 41-25454), New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

 (Goshimini Photo)

 (Tequask Photos)

 (Joe Kunzler Photo)

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (Serial No. 44-83575), Reg, No. N93012, (Serial No. 32264), painted as 42-31909, “Nine-O-Nine”, New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

 (Clemens Vasters Photos)

 (Karl Dickman Photo)

 (airforcefe Photo)

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (Serial No. 44-83785), C/N 32426, "Shady Lady", Reg. No. N207EV.  This aircraft has been acquired from the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, Oregon and is expected to be made airworthy.

 (USAAF Photo)

B-17 Flying Fortress bomber crew of the 306th Bomb Group.  A newspaper article noted "The extremely heavy defense of the Flying Fortresses has enabled them to fight their way through to targets like Huls and Kiel in the face of the most intensive fighter opposition aerial warfare has ever seen.  The result of these and other encounters has been the destruction of more than 1100 enemy aircraft.  Formations of Flying Fortresses have an average of twelve .50 calibre machine guns per plane (which can be manned simultaneously by the usual crew of ten.)  The aircrew of this Flying Fortress, left to right: Pilot F/L Frank N. Kacksetter of Denver, Colorado.  Co-Pilot 2nd Lt Lester R. Kramer of Scranton Pennsilvania.  Navigator Lt. Luther S. Pierceof Fairhaven Massachusetts.  Bombardier 2nd Lt Stanley R Stedt of Stockholm, Maine. Tech. Sgt. William W. Fahrenhold of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. Tech. Sgt Raymond T. Stymacks of Bronx, NewYork.  Ball Turret Gunner. Tech. Sgt. Robert L Myllykoski of Painsville, Ohio.  Left waist gunner Staff Sgt John H. Jessup of Union City, Indiana. Right Waist Gunner Staff Sgt. Louis A. Skinner, Independence, Kansas.  Tail Gunner Staff Sgt. Milton B. Edwards, Laurel, Maryland, 31 Dec 1942.

 (USAAF Photo)

Boeing B-17F-5-BO Fortress (Serial No. 41-24399) "Man-O-War" from the 323rd Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group, 8th Air Force in the UK.  This aircraft was shot down by Hptm Johannes Naumann in a Fw 190A-6 of 6/JG 26 on a mission to Kassel, Germany, crashing at Opijnen, Holland, on 30 July 1943.  Eight of the crew were killed, two became prisoners.  Lt. J.M. Stewart, Marrowbone, Kentucky, Lt. W.W. Dickey, Beverly, Massachusetts, S/Sgt. R.C. Schnoyer, East Greenville, Pennsylvania, S/Sgt. H.L. Langan, Los Angeles, California, T.E. McMillan, Boonville, Ohio, T/Sgt. C.J. Merriwether, Sanford, Florida, T/Sgt. Jack M. Wheeler, Des Moines, Iowa., Lt. J.A. Creamer, Louisville, Kentucky. 

Cessna UC-78 Bobcat (Serial No. 3696), Reg. No. N6HS, Stow.

 (Chris Finney Contrabandit Photos)

 (Goshimini Photo)

Consolidated B-24J Liberator (Serial No. 44-44052), Reg. No. N224J, “Witchcraft”, painted as 440973, New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

 (Frans Berkelaar Photo)

 (Andre Wadman Photo)

Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina (Serial No. BuNo 02459), Marine Luchtvaart Dienst (MLD) (Serial No. 16-218), PH-PBY, "Karel Doorman".  This Catalina destroyed three U-boasts during the Second World War.  It served with the MLD in the early 1950s.  Stichting Neptune Association, Lelystad, Netherlands.  Airworthy.  This aircraft has been acquired by the Collings Foundation at Stow, Massachusetts.

Curtiss 1909 Pusher.

Curtiss Model F Flying Boat, 1914.

Curtis P-40B Warhawk (Serial No. 41-13297), airworthy.  Reg. No. NX284CF.  This aircraft was stationed at Wheeler Field on Oahu, Hawii in 1941.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

 (Valder137 Photo)

 (airforcefe Photo)

Curtiss P-40K Kittyhawk (Serial No. 42-9749), FR293, Reg. No. N293FR.  This aircraft has been acquired from the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, Oregon and is expected to be made airworthy.

Douglas A-1E Skyraider, Quonset State Airport, Rhode Island.

Douglas A-26C Invader (Serial No. 44-35696), “My Mary Lou”, Uvalde, Texas, being restored.

Douglas F4D-1 Skyray (Serial No. 65-0749), Reg. No. N749CF, Stow.

Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk.

Fairchild PT-19A, being restored.

Fieseler Fi 156C-1 Storch (Serial No. 4621), Reg. No. N156FC, Stow.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8 "White One" (Wk. Nr. 931862), with original BMW 801 radial engine, being restored.  This fighter flew combat while serving with JG 5, stationed in Norway.  Its last mission was on 9 Feb 1945.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9 "White Two", being restored.

Fokker Dr.I Triplane replica (Serial No. DR1HB), Reg. No. N14TJ, Stow.

Grumman/Easstern FM-2 Wildcat.

Grumman/Eastern TBM-3E Avenger (Serial No.), Stow.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

 (Clemens Vasters Photo)

 (Valder137 Photos)

Grumman F6F-3N Hellcat (BuNo. 41476), on loan from the National Museum of the USMC, and has been transferred to the Collings Foundation, Stow, Massachusetts.

Grumman S2F-1 Tracker (Serial No. 133242), Reg. No. N31957, Houston, Texas.

 (City of Vancouver Archives Photo, AM640-S1-: CVA 260-1530)

Lockheed P-38 Lightning (Serial No. unknown), visiting Richmond, British Columbia, Aug 1945.

  (articseahorse Photo)

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Lockheed P-38L/F-5G Lightning (Serial No. 44-53186), c/n 8441, airworthy, Reg. No. N505MH (1958).  Previously configured as an F-5G photo-reconnaissance variant.  Reg. No. NL62350 in March 1946.  This aircraft has been acquired from the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, Oregon and is now airworthy.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 51-9129), Reg. No. N648, Stow.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 51-6953), Houston, Texas.

McDonnell Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk (Serial No. 153524), Reg. No. N524CF, Houston, Texas.

 (Jacobst Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II (Serial No. 67-463), Houston, Texas, painted as the fighter flown by Steve Ritchie and Chuck DeBellevue fighter during the Vietnam War.

 (Clemens Vasters Photo)

 (Valder137 Photos)

 (Rob Bixby Photo)

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10/U-4 Gustav (Wk. Nr. 610937), Reg. No. N109EV.  This aircraft has been acquired from the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, Oregon and may be made airworthy.

 (Aldo Bidini Photos)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Tascam3428 Photo)

Messerschmitt Me 262B-1c reproduction (Serial No. 501241), "White 1", new build, Classic Fighters Industries Inc., Reg. No. N262AZ, New Smyrna Beach, Florida.  Airworthy.

North American AT-6F Texan (Serial No.), Stow.

North American A-36A Apache (Serial No. 42-83738), C/N 97-15956, "Baby Carmen", Reg. No. N4607V, New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

 (Anthony92931 Photo)

 (Goshimini Photo)

 (Tascam3438 Photo)

North American TP-51C-10 Mustang (Serial No. 42-103293), C/N  103-22730, "Betty Jane", Reg. No. NL251MX.  New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

North American TF-51D Mustang (Serial No. 44-84655), "Toulouse Nuts", Reg. No. N74045.  Airworthy.  New Smyrna Beach, Florida.  Ex-West Virginia Air National Guard and Bolivian AF.

North American B-25N Mitchell (Serial No. 44-28932), Reg. No. N3476G, “Tondelayo”, painted as 02168, Nut Tree Airport, Vacaville, California.

North American F-100F Super Sabre.

Piper L-4 Grasshopper.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IX (Serial No. BR601), Worcester, Massachusetts.

 (SDA&SM Photo)

 (Leonardo DaSilva Photo)

Vought F4U-5NL Corsair (BuNo. 124692), Reg. No. N45NL, New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

Waco UPF-7.

Wright Model B Vin Fiz (1911 Replica), Stow.

The Collings Foundation also has a fine collection of classic and military vehicles on display at Stow.


Massachusetts Air National Guard, Barnes Air National Guard Base, 175 Falcon Drive, Westfield, MA 01085-1482.  Phone: (508) 968-4667, (508) 968-4667.  104th Fighter Wing.

 (Jeff Nelson Photo)

Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II (Serial No. 79-0100), painted as 78-648, mounted on a pylon.

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

 (Nobuhiko Moriya Photo)

North American F-100D Super Sabre (Serial No. 56-3008), mounted on a pylon in a Memorial Park.

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (Serial No. 51-19480)


The first transatlantic helicopter flight was carried out by Captain Vincent H. McGovern and 1st Lieutenant Harold W. Moore when they piloted two Sikorsky H-19s from Westover to Prestwick, Scotland (3,410 mi).  The trip was made in five stops, with a flying time of 42 hr., 25 min, from 15-31 July 1952.


Bell AH-1 Cobra (Serial No. 70-16096), Veterans of Foreign Wars, Chapter No. 554.