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

Michigan Warplanes

 (USAF Photo)

North American P-51D-25-NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-73227), Michigan Air National Guard, 172nd Fighter Squadron.

 (USAF Photo)

Curtiss PW-8s (later P-1 Hawk) of the 1st Pursuit Group warm up prior to attempting 1-day flight from Selfridge Field, Michigan to Miami, Florida.

 (USAAC Photo)

Thomas-Morse MB-3 Pursuit, 94th Pursuit Squadron, 1st Pursuit Group, at Selfridge Field.  The Thomas-Morse MB-3 was an open-cockpit biplane fighter primarily manufactured by the Boeing Company for the US Army Air Service in 1922.  The MB-3A was the mainstay fighter for the Air Service between 1922 and 1925.

 (USAAC Photo)

Thomas-Morse MB-3 assigned to Billy Mitchell, at Selfridge Field, Michigan.

 (USAAF Photo)

Bell P-39D Airacobra fighters of the 31st Pursuit Group, U.S. Army Air Corps, at Selfridge Field, Michigan (USA), in 1941.

 (USAF Photo)

North American F-86D-60-NA Sabre (Serial No. 53-0892), 94th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, Selfridge AFB, Michigan.

  (D.F. Brown, USAF Photo)

McDonnell F-4D-29-MC Phantom II (Serial No. 66-0243) from the 171st Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 191st Tactical Reconnaissance Group, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan, in flight on 17 July 1987.  

 (MSgt. Terry Atwell, USAF photo)

Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II (Serial No. 79-0193) from the 107th Fighter Squadron, Michigan Air National Guard, blasts its' 30mm gatling gun.  

Michigan Warplane Survivors, current to 3 June 2017.

Battle Creek, Michigan Air National Guard Base, 110 FW/PA, 3545 Mustang Avenue, W.K. Kellogg Airport, 49015-5509.

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

Cessna OA-37B Dragonfly (Serial No. 70-1293).

Cessna T-37B Tweet (Serial No.).

Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II (Serial No. 70-1293).

Martin RB-57A Canberra (Serial No. 70-1293).

North American F-100F Super Sabre (Serial No.).

Belleville, Yankee Air Museum, Willow Run Airport, 47884 D Street, West Hangar No. 2, 48112-0590.

Aero L-39 Albatros, Reg. No. N4679B.

Armstrong-Whitworth 650-101 Argosy, Reg. No. N896U.

Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan (Serial No.).

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 66-16006), C/N 5700.

 (Bzuk Photo) (Kogo Photo)

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (Serial No. 44-85829), “Yankee Lady”.

Boeing B-52D Stratofortress (Serial No. 55-0677), C/N 464024.

Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer (Serial No. 59876).

Convair TF-102A Delta Dagger (Serial No. 56-2317).

Douglas C-47D Skytrain (Serial No. 476716), “Yankee Doodle Dandy”.

 (Paul Nelhams Photo)

Douglas DC3C-S4C4G (Serial No. 33048), Reg. No. N8704, painted as USAF (Serial No. 476716).

Douglas DC-6B/C-118 Liftmaster (Serial No. 44913), Reg. No. N4913R.

Grumman A-6E Intruder (BuNo. 152933), C/N I-237.

Link Trainer.

Lockheed C-60A Lodestar (Serial No. 42-56081).

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 51-8786), C/N 580-6570.

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

LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 69-6193), DM, C/N D-023.

Martin RB-57A Night Intruder (Serial No. 52-1426).

McDonnell NF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 56-0235), C/N 128.

McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 63-7555), C/N 592.

North American B-25D Mitchell (Serial No.) “Yankee Warrior”.

North American F-86L Sabre Dog (Serial No. 53-1060), C/N 201-504.

North American F-100C Super Sabre (Serial No. 54-1785), Thunderbird markings, previously on display in the Chanute Air Museum, Rantoul, Illinois.

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

North American Rockwell YOV-10A Bronco (BuNo. 152881).

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (Serial No. 51-9501).

Republic RF-84F Thunderflash (Serial No. 52-7421), painted as (Serial No. 52-7259), “Ypsi Gypsy Rose”, C/N 215.

Republic F-105B Thunderchief (Serial No. 57-5793).

Rock Mignet HM-293 (Pou de Ciel).

SPAD S.XII, restoration.

Stinson V-77/AT-19 Reliant (Serial No. 77-452).

Waco CG-4A Hadrian Glider (Serial No.).

Blissfield, American Legion Hall No. 325, 451 High Street, 49228-1014.

 (Dwight Burdette Photo)

Republic F-105F Thunderchief (Serial No. 62-4425), C/N F.14.


North American P-51D-25NA Mustang, RCAF (Serial No. 9281), No. 403 "City of Calgary" Squadron. RCAF, 15 Feb 1956, at RCAF Station Calgary, Alberta.  9281 was sold by Canadian government to James De Furia of New York and subsequently flew with the El Salvadorian Air Force during the 1969 Football War.  Collector Jerry Janes brought 9281 back to Canada where it was restored and named "Cottonmouth". (Corsair133693 Photo)

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-73973), adopted (Serial No. 44-10755), ex-RCAF (Serial No. 9281), "Cottonmouth", Reg. No. N151DP.  John Stine, Stine Welding Inc.

Brighton, Warbirds of Glory Museum

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30733), "Sandbar Mitchell".  Manufactured in Kansas City in 1944, served with the USAF from 1946 to 1959 as a bomber trainer.  On the civil register as Reg. No. N9088Z, serving as a fire bomber in Alaska. Crashed on a sandbar on 27 June 1969 in the Tanana River.  Salvaged in Jan 2013 from Alaska.  Parts are being used from North American TB-25K Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30497).  This aircraft was on display in a theme park in Destin painted all yellow initially documented as being (Serial No. 44-86844).  The forward fuselage is being incorporated into the Sandbar Mitchell restoration.  It was built as B-25J-30-NC and delivered on 14 Mar 1945, with its initial assignment to Bolling Field, DC as a TB-25J.  It was stored at Pyote, TX after Apr 1947.  It was overhauled at Brookley AFB, AL in July 1951. Modified by Hughes and redesignated as a TB-25K in Nov 1951. Transferred via the Military Assistance Program to the RCAF in Jan 1952.  Assigned serial as RCAF 5212.  Struck off the RCAF inventory in Feb 1962.  Issued provisional Canadian Reg. No. CF-NTP for a one-time ferry flight from Lincoln Park to Calgary, Alberta in Oct. 1961. Sold in 1962 to Columbus E. Woods, Lewiston, MT, Reg. No. N92880.  Sold in Apr 1963 to Arthur Jones, Slidell, LA.  Apparently this B-25 was one of three aircraft, which included (Serial No. 86844) all owned in the late 1960's by a gentlemen who removed all the data plates and flew the same N number on all three aircraft.  The only one that survived was (Serial No. 44-30947), painted as (Serial No. 44-86844).

Dearborn, Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Boulevard, 48124.

Blériot XI.

Boeing 40-B2.

Curtiss JN-4D Canuck.

Dayton-Wright RB-1.

Douglas DC-3.

Fokker F.VII Trimotor.

Ford 4-AT-B Trimotor “Tin Goose”.

Ford Flivver.

Laird LC-D W500.

Lockheed Vega.

Pitcairn Autogyro, Reg. No. NC799W.

Ryan “Spirit of St. Louis” replica.

Stinson SM-1 Detroiter.

Vought Sikorsky VS-3000A Helicopter.

Wright Flyer, 1903, replica.

Wright RB-1.

Detroit, The National Museum of Tuskegee Airmen, Historic Fort Wayne, 6325 West Jefferson Ave, 48209.

North American T-6 Texan (Serial No.).

Farmington Hills, Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum, 31005 Orchard Lake Road, 48334.

Frankenmuth, Michigan’s Own, Inc, Military & Space Museum, 1250 Weiss Street, 48734.

North American F-86E Sabre (Serial No. 51-2738), FU-738, C/N 172-21, mounted on a pylon.

Grand Haven, Memorial Airpark, Gate Entrance, 49417.

 (HolyJoe72 C. Portenga Photo)

North American F-100 Super Sabre (Serial No. 52-5762), painted as (Seroial No. 52-2576), Thunderbirds colours, mounted on a concrete pylon.

Grand Rapids, Commemorative Air Force, West Michigan Wing, 19788 92nd Street, 49315..

Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan (Serial No.).

Grand Rapids, Gerald R. Ford Museum, 303 Pearl Street, NW, 49501.

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

Grayling Air Gunnery Range.

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 69-16652), C/N 12250.

LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 70-0967), OH, C/N D-113, now used as a range target.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 58-0510), C/N 580-1479, now used as a range target.

Greenville, Fighting Falcon Military Museum of the Flat River, 516 West Cass Street, 49856.

Gwinn, K.I. Sawyer Heritage Air Museum, K.I. Sawyer AFB, 301 A Ave, 49841.  Marquette.

Boeing B-52D Stratofortress (Serial No. 55-0062).

Cessna T-37 Tweet (Serial No.).

Convair F-106A Delta Dart (Serial No. 57-0231).

General Dynamics FB-111A Aardvark (Serial No. 68-0239).

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 51-4263).

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 58-0291).

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 58-0308), C/N 663.

McDonnell ADM-20C Quail.

Holland, Poll Museum of Transportation & Military History, 353 East Sixth Street, 49423.

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

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

Iron Mountain, Kingsford Airport.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 53-5610), C/N 580-8949, mounted on a pylon.

Jackson, Reynolds Field, EAA Chapter 304, 3600 Wildwood Ave, 49202.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 58-0509), C/N 580-1478.

Piper PA-22.

Taylor E2.

Kalamazoo, Air Zoo, Aviation History Museum, 6151 Portage Road, 49002-1700.

Aeronca 65 CA Chief, Reg. No. N31948.

Aeronca L-3B/O-58B Defender, Reg. No. N47139.

Avid Flyer, Homebuilt.

Beechcraft T-34B Mentor (BuNo. 140768), on loan from the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

Bell AH-1J Sea Cobra Helicopter (BuNo. 159211), MP-701, C/N 26051.

Bell OH-58B Kiowa Helicopter (Serial No.).

Bell RP-39Q Airacobra (Serial No. 44-3908), BW-146, 20, Reg. No. NX40A.

 (Valder137 Photo)

Boeing-Stearman N2S-5/PT-13D Kaydet, 349, Reg. No. N2PP.

Boeing 727-25C.

Boredom Fighter, homebuilt.

Cessna L-19A/OE-1  Bird Dog (Serial No. 53-8029).

Cessna O-2 Skymaster (Serial No.).

Christine Eagle II.

Curtiss Model D Pusher, replica.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk (Serial No. 44-7619).

Curtiss JN-4D Jenny, 2/3 scale replica.

Curtiss XP-55 Ascender (Serial No. 42-78846), C/N P.02, on loan from the NASM.

Douglas C-47 Skytrain (Serial No.), Reg. No. N90830.

Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless (BuNo. 06624).

Douglas AD-4NA Skyraider (BuNo. 127888).

Douglas A4D-2 Skyhawk (BuNo. 145011), N13, C/N 12257.

Eastern General Motors (Grumman) FM-2 Wildcat (BuNo. 86581).

Ercoupe, parts.

Fairchild (Howard) PT-23 Cornell.

Fieseler Fi 103, V-1 Flying Bomb.

Fieseler Fi 156 Storch, Reg. No. N436FS.

Fokker Dr. I, ¾ scale replica.

Ford 5-AT-A Tri-Motor, Reg. No. N8419.

Ford C-4A Tri-Motor (Serial No. 29-058).

Gates Model 23 Learjet.

Gemini Boilerplate Spacecraft “El Kabong”.

General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon, cockpit.

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 92509).

Grumman G-73 Mallard, c/n J14, 1947. Reg. No. N2954.

Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat (BuNo. 79683).

Grumman F7F-3P Tigercat (BuNo. 80390).

Grumman F8F-1D Bearcat (BuNo.), Reg. No. N9G.

Grumman F-9F-8T (TF-9J) Cougar (BuNo. 147283), on loan from the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

Grumman F-11F-1 Tiger (BuNo. 141872), on loan from the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

Grumman F-14A Tomcat (BuNo. 160395), AJ-200, C/N 251, on loan from the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

Grumman OV-1D Mohawk (Serial No. 68-16993).

Guff R/C.

Heath Parasol.

Hiller THE-1/UH-23 Raven Helicopter (Serial No.).

Hispano HA-1112-M1L Buchon (Serial No. C.4K-100).

Howard GH-2 Nightingale (Serial No. 1713), on loan from the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

Laister-Kauffman TG-4A Glider.

Lear Jet 23.

Link Trainer.

Lockheed P-38J Lightning, 5/8 scale replica.

Lockheed P-80A Shooting Star (Serial No. 44-85152), FT-152, C/N 080-1148, on loan from the National Museum of the USAF.

Lockheed T-33B/TV-2 Shooting Star (BuNo. 138090), painted as (Serial No. 31544).

Lockheed F-104C Starfighter (Serial No. 56-0898), C/N 383-1186, on loan from the National Museum of the USAF.

Lockheed SR-71B Blackbird (Serial No. 61-7956), C/N 2007, on loan from the National Museum of the USAF.

Longster, Homebuilt.

Martin GNB-57B Night Intruder (Serial No. 52-1584), C/N 174, on loan from the National Museum of the USAF.

McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II (BuNo. 74-0658), C/N 4809, “City of Valdosta”, on loan from the National Museum of the USAF since July 1995.

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet (BuNo. 161984), 03, C/N 0207/A167, on loan from the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet (BuNo.), Blue Angel 5.

Messerschmitt Bf 108B Taifun/Nord 1002.

Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-15bis Fagot/PZL-Mielec Lim-2 (Serial No. 1621), C/N 1B01621, Reg. No. N621BM.

Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21 Fishbed.

Murphy “Renegrade Spirit”.

Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3 Yellow Peril (BuNo. 2951), on loan from the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

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

North American SNJ-5C Texan (BuNo. 91005).

North American SNJ-7 Texan (BuNo. 112493).

North American B-25H Mitchell (Serial No. 43-4899), C/N 98-21900, Reg. No. N37L.

North American P-51D Mustang (Serial No.).

North American F-86F Sabre (Serial No.), on loan from the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

North American T-28 Trojan cockpit.

North American T-28K Trojan (Serial No. 51-7700).

North American Boilerplate Gemini Test vehicle, on loan from the National Air & Space Museum.

Pereira X-28A Air Skimmer (Osprey I), Homebuilt, Reg. No. N2RC.

Piasecki HUP-3 Retriever (BuNo. 147600), UR-69, on loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation.

Piasecki UH-25 Mule (Serial No.), on loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation.

Piper J-3C-65 Cub.

Piper L4H Grasshopper.

Renegade Spirit, Murphy, Homebuilt.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (Serial No. 45-49181).

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (Serial No. 52-6486), painted as (Serial No. 52-6368), 131 TFW.  Previously painted as (Serial No. 52-6442), on loan from the National Museum of the USAF.

Rotorway Exec 90.

Ryan PT-22 Recruit.

Schweizer LNS-1 Glider (Serial No. 04383), on loan from the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

Sikorsky CH-53 Helicopter (Serial No.).

Sopwith F.1 Camel, fuselage.

 (Lawrence G. Miller Photo)

SPAD S.VII, replica.

Sun Standard G Ratio 4:1 Hanglider.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IX LF (Serial No. MK-923).

Taylor Monoplane.

Timm N2T-1 Tutor (BuNo. 32622), on loan from the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

Travel-Air Type R Mystery Ship, Texaco, replica.

Vought F4U-4B Corsair, ½ scale replica.

Vought F-8J Crusader (BuNo. 150908), AH-202, C/N 254E, on loan from the NMNA.

Vultee SNV-1/BT-13 Valiant (Serial No. 41-1675), on loan from the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

Wolf Boredom Fighter, Homebuilt.

Waco CG-4A Hadrian Glider (Serial No. 42-46574), C/N 1308.

Waco INF, Reg. No. NC-644Y.

Waco VPF-7 IN/A.

Wright Flyer, replica, Gilmore Car Museum.


Lake Orion, Canterbury Village Toy Shop, 2369 Joslyn Crescent, 48361.

SE-5A, replica.

Lansing, Michigan Historical Museum, 717 West Alliegan Street, 48918-1800.

Consolidated B-24 Liberator, nose turret.

Lapeer, Yankee Air Force Mid-Michigan 3rd Division, Lapeer Airport, 1232 Roods Lake Road, 48446-8366.

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

Grumman A-6 Intruder (BuNo.).

Republic F-84K Thunderstreak (Serial No.).

Republic RF-84F Thunderflash (Serial No.).

Stinson 10A (Serial No.).


North American P-51B-1NA Mustang (Serial No. 43-12252), "Old Crow", Reg. No. N551E, Jack Roush, JRM Investments LLC.

North American P-51D-30NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-74230), "Gentleman Jim",  honouring aviator Jim Browning, Reg. No. N5466V.  Jack Roush.

Ludington, Mason County Airport, East Avenue, 49431.

Northrop T-38A-45-NO Talon (Serial No. 62-3673), mounted on a concrete pylon.

Mount Clemens, Selfridge Military Air Museum, 127 WG/MU, 27333 C Street, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, 48045.

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No.), 369.

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

Beechcraft 18/AT-7 Navigator, C/N 467, Reg. No. N57776.

Beechcraft SNB-5 Navigator (BuNo.).

Beechcraft C-45B Expeditor (Serial No. 9513).

Cessna O-2A Skymaster (Serial No. 67-21340), C/N 337M-00-46.

Cessna U-3A Blue Canoe (Serial No. 58-3111).

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

Convair GTF-102A Delta Dagger (Serial No. 54-1351).

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

 (Tech. Sgt. Robert Hanet, USAF Photo)

Convair NF-106A Delta Dart (Serial No. 56-0451), painted as (Serial No. 59-0082).

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

Convair C-131D Samaritan (Serial No. 55-0293).

De Havilland DHV-4A Caribou, painted as (Serial No. 62-4171), C/N 2, Reg. No. N6080.

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

Douglas B-26C Invader,  (Serial No. 44-35986), painted as (Serial No. 43-5884), C/N 29265.

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

Douglas A-4B Skyhawk (BuNo. 142761), JY-01, C/N 11823.

Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II (Serial No. 80-0708).

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 78-0059), MI, C/N 61-55.

 (MartinMcGuire Photo)

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 92085), I-01, C/N 3346, USMC.

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

Grumman F-14A Tomcat (BuNo. 161620), 116.

Grumman US-2A Tracker (BuNo. 144721), on loan from the NMNA.

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 53-6099), C/N 580-9720.

Lockheed F-104A Starfighter (Serial No. 56-0817), C/N 183-1105, mounted on a trailer for touring.

Lockheed C-130A Hercules (Serial No. 57-0514).

 (MartinMcGuire Photo)

Lockheed P-3B Orion (BuNo. 152748).

Lockheed S-3B Viking (BuNo. 160123), NJ-732, C/N 394A-3105.

LTV A-7D Corsair II  (Serial No. 72-0261), MI, C/N D-383.

Martin RB-57A Night Intruder (Serial No. 52-1456), C/N 039.

Martin RB-57A Night Intruder (Serial No. 52-1485).

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

McDonnell RF-101C Voodoo (Serial No. 56-0048), C/N 263.

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 63-7534).

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

North American F-86A Sabre (Serial No. 49-1095), FU-387, C/N 161-89, painted as 24367, mounted on a pylon.

North American F-100D Super Sabre (Serial No. 56-3025).

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

North American F-100F Super Sabre (Serial No. 56-3894), C/N 243-170.

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (Serial No. 51-1664).

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

Republic RF-84F Thunderflash (Serial No. 51-1896), mounted on a pylon.

Sikorsky HH-52A Helicopter (BuNo. 1466).

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

SPAD XIII, replica, 2009.


Nike Ajax.

Nike Hercules.

Mount Clemens

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 57-0430), C/N 608.  American Legion Post 4.

McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II (Serial No. 66-8755), C/N 2588, mounted on a wide concrete pylon, Freedom Hill Metropark.

Muskegon, Hidden Cove Park, Mona Lake.

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

Nashville, North American Air Museum, 9854, Charlotte Airport, 49073.

Oscoda, Yankee Air Force Wurtsmith Air Museum, Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport, 3961 East Airport Drive, 48750.

Baker Special Racer.

Barracuda Homebuilt.

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

Boeing 727.

Cessna L-19A Bird Dog (Serial No.).

Douglas DC08-55JT.

Link Trainer.

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

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

Sperry Messenger.

Stinson 10A.

Waco CG-4A Glider (Serial No.).

Plainwell, Municipal Airport, 49080.

Northrop T-38A Talon (Serial No.).

Saginaw, Yankee Air Force Saginaw Valley 5th Division, Harry Brown Airport, 4821 James Road, 48601.

Douglas DC-65/L2B.

L-4, project.

Sterling Heights, Freedom Hill, McComb County Park, 15000 Metropolitan Parkway, 48312.

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

McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II (Serial No.).