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

Massachusetts Warplanes

 (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. 

 (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.

 (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

 (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.  

 (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.

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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Massachusetts Warplane Survivors,  Current to 11 Sep 2017.

Becket

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

Bedford

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.

 (Jonathan Mooney Photo)

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

 (Jonathan Mooney Photo)

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

Beverly

Bell UH-1M Iroquois (Serial No. 65-9560), mounted on a pylon, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 545, 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.

Boston

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.

Boxford

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.

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

 (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.

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

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.

Falmouth

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)

Fitchburg

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

Freetown

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

Nantucket

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

Plymouth

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

Somerville

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.

Springfield

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

Stow

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.

 (Tascam3438 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.

 (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.

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

 (Aldo Bidini Photos)

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

 (Chris Finney Contrabandit Photos)

 (Tascam3438 Photo)

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

 (Greg Goebel Photo) (Clemens Vasters 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.

Curtis P-40B Warhawk (Serial No. 41-13297), 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.

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.

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.

Grumman F6F-3N Hellcat, being restored.

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

 (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.

 (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.

 (Tascam3438 Photo)

Messerschmitt Me 262B-1c, "White 1", newbuild, 2002, 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.

 (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.

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

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

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.

Westfield

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.

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.)

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)

Westover

The first transatlantic helicopter flight was carried out by Captain Vincent H. McGovern and1st 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.

Worcester

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