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

Mississippi Warplanes

Data current to 20 April 2020.

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

Curtiss SOC-3 Seagull, SON-1 (BuNo. 1166), built by the Naval Aircraft Factory for use on battleships and cruisers.  This Seagull was assigned to Observation Squadron Three on the battleship USS Mississippi.  Photo taken at Oakland, California, Feb 1940.

 (USN Photo)

USS Mississippi (BB-41) operating at sea during the later 1930s.  She has three Curtiss SOC Seagull aircraft on her catapults.

 (USAF Photo)

Bell P-39 Airacobra, Flight Mechanic Training, Keesler Field, 1942.

 (USN Photo via Ted Quackenbush)

Grumman Avenger, 279, Biloxi, Keesler AFB, 15 May 1954.

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star (Serial No. 0-485-411), Mississippi Air National Guard, ca 1950s.

 (Tequask Photo)

McDonnell F2H-2 Banshee (BuNo. 125011), VF-34, on display at Keesler AFB's Armed Forces Day, 15 May 1954.

 (Ted Quackenbush Photo)

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar, on display at Keesler AFB's Armed Forces Day, 15 May 1954.

 (Ted Quackenbush Photo)

Douglas C-124C Globemaster II (Serial No. 51-7282), on display at Keesler AFB's Armed Forces Day, 15 May 1954.

 (Ted Quackenbush Photo)

Grumman UF-1G Albatross, US Coast Guard (Serial No. 1277), on display at Keesler AFB's Armed Forces Day, 15 May 1954.

 (USGOV-PD Photo)

Lockheed C-121 Constellation, Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar, Douglas C-47 Skytrain and Douglas RB-26 Invader, 172nd Air Transport Squadron, Mississippi Air National Guard, on the ramp at Hawkins Field, Mississippi, 1961.

 (USGOV-PD Photo)

McDonnell RF-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 66-0428), KE, 153rd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Mississippi Air National Guard, 1981.

 (John Fleck, FEMA Photo)

Lockheed C-130J Hercules "Hurricane Hunter" with the United States Air Force Reserve aircraft parked on tarmac at Keesler Air Force Base near Biloxi, Mississippi,  after Hurricane Katrina.  "Hurricane Hunter" aircraft were used to help track the path of hurricanes.  Keesler Air Force Base was in the direct path of Hurricane Katrina and was heavily damaged.  4 Oct 2005.  

 (USGOV-PD Photo)

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (Serial No. 59-1446), 153rd Air Refueling Squadron, Mississippi Air National Guard, Key Field Air National Guard Base, Mississippi.

 (Senior Master Sgt. Richard Davis, USAF Photo)

Beechcraft MC-12W (Serial No. 08-0376), Key Field, Mississippi Air National Guard Base, Meridian, Mississippi 28 April 2009.  (Liberty Project)

 (Technical Sergeant James Pritchett, USAF Photo)

Lockheed C-130J Hercules being cleaned up in a wash system (nicknamed the Bird Bath) at Keesler AFB.   The Air Force Reserve Command's 403rd Wing fly many hours over the Gulf of Mexico.  Salt and moisture could lead to corrosion if aircraft are not kept clean.

 (Major Marnee Losurdo Photo)

Lockheed WC-130J Super Hercules (Serial No. 65300), 403rd Wing, Keesler AFB, 26 Apr 2016.

 (Jerry Gunner Photo)

Boeing C-17A Globemaster III (Serial No. 02-1112), 172 AW 183 AS, Mississippi ANG, 2010.

 (TSgt Charles Vaughn Photo)

Boeing C-17A Globemaster III aircraft assigned to the Mississippi Air National Guard landing at Mirgorod Air Base, Ukraine, 16 July 2011, to deliver equipment and personnel taking part in Safe Skies 2011.  Safe Skies wAs a joint US, Ukraine and Polish exercise.

 (USGOV-PD Photo)

Beech Raytheon T-1A Jayhawk (Serial No. 94-0138), 48th Flying Training Squadron, Columbus AFB, Mississippi, 2013.

 (Staff Sgt. Matthew Hannen, USAF Photo)

Northrop T-38C Talon (Serial No. 68-8119), 50th Flying Training Squadron, near Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, 2006.

 (USGOV-PD Photo)

Northrop T-38 Talon (Serial No. 65-0374), 49th Fighter Training Squadron, Columbus AFB, Mississippi, 2009.

Mississippi Warplane Survivors

Bay St. Louis, John C. Stennis Space Center, Hancock County Welcome Center, 39529.

Gates Lear Jet 23, Reg. No. N566NA.

Jupiter C-2 Rocket.

LTV A-7B Corsair II (BuNo. 154474), 101.

Lunar Lander.

Mercury Redstone Rocket.

Saturn V Moon Rocket.

Biloxi, Keesler AFB, 39534-5000.

 (Adrian Brooks Photo)

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 58-0567), C/N 580-1536, mounted on a concrete pedestal.

Lockheed F-104C Starfighter (Serial No. 56-0938).

 (Adrian Brooks Photo)

McDonnell RF-101C Voodoo (Serial No. 56-0068), AH, C/N 290, painted as (Serial No. 56-3380).

North American YF-100A Super Sabre (Serial No. 52-5755).

 (Adrian Brooks Photo)

North American T-28A Trojan (Serial No. 51-3734), C/N 174-272, painted as (Serial No. 51-3747), mounted on a concrete pylon.

 (Adrian Brooks Photo)

Republic F-105D Thunderchief (Serial No. 60-0535), EA, CN D223, mounted on a concrete pylon.

Biloxi, Sea Air & Space Museum Inc, 2650 Beach Boulevard, 39531.  Closed.


 (Brian Stansberry Photo)

Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter (Serial No. 0-60877), Vietnam veterans' memorial on the Prentiss County Courthouse lawn  

Columbus AFB

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Cessna T-37B Tweet (Serial No. 58-1914), CB, C/N 40339, mounted on a large concrete pylon outside the base.

Cessna T-37B Tweet (Serial No. 54-2729).

Northrop T-38A Talon (Serial No. 65-10405), CB, C/N N5824, 9209, mounted on a concrete pylon.


Cessna T-34B Tweet (Serial No. 59-0274), downtown.


Douglas A-4M Skyhawk (BuNo. 160255), Blue Angel, mounted on a pylon at the Grenada High School.


Vought F4U-5N Corsair (BuNo. 122179), Fighters and Legends LCC.

Hattiesburg, Camp Shelby, Mississippi Armed Forces Museum.

 (Woodlot Photo)

 (Joe Wentzel Photo)

 (Woodlot Photo)

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 69-15937).

 (Woodlot Photo)

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 68-16608), indoor Medevac exhibit.

 (Woodlot Photo)

 (Joe Wentzel Photo)

Bell AH-1S Cobra Helicopter (Serial No. 66-5786), 86.

Douglas C-47B Skytrain, C/N 20037, fuselage.

 (Woodlot Photo)

 (Joe Wentzel Photos)

Grumman RV-1D Mohawk (Serial No. 64-14252).

 (Joe Wentzel Photo)

Hughes OH-6A Cayuse Helicopter (Serial No. 66-7804).

 (Woodlot Photo)

 (Joe Wentzel Photos)

Sikorsky CH-54 Tarhe Helicopter (Serial No. 66-18412).

Hattiesburg Municipal Airport, George R. Hall Air Park.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 55-2595), mounted on a concrete pylon.

 (USAF Photo. 1959)

 (Otto Dickey Photo)

McDonnell RF-101C Voodoo (Serial No. 56-0217), mounted on a concrete pylon.

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (Serial No. 53-7636), mounted on a concrete pylon.

Jackson AFB, Mississippi Air National Guard, 172nd AG, Hawkins Field, 39208-0810.

 (CoinsAndPins Photo)

Douglas A-26B Invader (Serial No. 44-34559).

McDonnell RF-101C Voodoo (Serial No.).

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

Jackson, Jim Buck Ross Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry/National Agricultural Aviation Museum, 1150 Lakeland Drive, 39216-4701.

Boeing-Stearman PT-13D Kaydet, Reg. No. N3998B.

Grumman G-164 AgCat, Reg. No. N74054.

Piper J-3C-65 Cub, Reg. No. N78423.

Piper PA-25-235 Pawnee, Reg. No. N6755Z.

Madison, Commemorative Air Force, Mississippi Wing Museum, Bruce Campbell Field Airport, 39130-3042.

Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor (Serial No.).

Cessna O-2A Skymaster (Serial No.).

Cessna O-2A Skymaster (Serial No.).

North American AT-6 Texan (Serial No.), “Catch 22”.

North American AT-6 Texan (Serial No.), “Slobovia Outernational”.

North American AT-6 Texan (Serial No.).  Checkerboard nose.

North American AT-6 Texan (Serial No.).  NAVY 47.

North American AT-6 Texan (Serial No.).  22, CASU 23.

Stinson 10A Voyager/L-9 (Serial No. 7993), Reg. No. NC34693, Civil Air Patrol.

Taylorcraft L-2 (Serial No. 326752).

Vought F4U Corsair (BuNo.).

Wittman Tailwind, Reg. No. N52WB.

Meridan, Naval Air Station Meridan

Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk (BuNo. 158490).

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk (BuNo. 158526).

North American T-2A Buckeye (BuNo. 147516), A-101, C/N 253-107, mounted on a pylon.

Ocean Springs, Vietnam War Memorial.

 (Benchmark Blasterz Photo)

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 66-16909), C/N 9103, mounted on a concrete stand.

Petal, M.W. Hamilton Machine Museum, 39465.  Closed.

Boeing Stearman PT-17 Cornell (Serial No.).

Douglas C-47A Skytrain (Serial No. 42-92864), C/N 12712, Reg. No. N37906.  Moved to Alabama in Feb 2011.

Douglas DC-3A/C-53D (Serial No. 42-68804), C/N 11731, Reg. No. N134D.  Moved to Alabama in Feb 2011.

Douglas C-53D, C/N 11672, Reg. No. N4003.

Grumman TF9J Cougar (BuNo.).

Piasecki HUP-1 Retriever (BuNo.).

Vultee BT-13 Valiant (Serial No.).

Robinsonville, Hollywood Casino Tunica, 1150 Casino Strip Boulevard, 38664.

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, “Memphis Belle”, replica.

McDonnell Douglas AV-8 Harrier, replica.


English Electric Lightning, RAF (Serial No. XS422), being restored to airworthy status.


 (Andre Wadman Photo)

North American P-51D-30NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-74977), FT-∏ (P) c/n 122-41517, “Charlotte’s Chariot II”, Reg. No. N251CS.  Dan Fordice.