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

Montana Warplanes

 (USAF Photo)

North American F-51D Mustang (Serial No. 44-72844) in formation, 186th Fighter Squadron, Montana Air National Guard.  Cavalier conversion, Reg. No. N7406, this aircraft may have been a source of parts for other Mustang restorations.

 (USAF Photo)

North American F-51D-25-NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-73487), 186th Fighter Squadron, Montana Air National Guard.

General Dynamics F-16C Block 30D Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 186th Fighter Squadron Vigilantes, 120th Fighter Wing, Montana Air National Guard.  (Senior Airman James T. May III, USAF Photo)

Montana Warplane Survivors, updated to 15 Sep 2016.

Bozeman, 600 West Kagy Boulevard, 59717.

Pietenpohl B4-A Aircamper, Reg. No. NC12752.


North American F-86L Sabre Dog (Serial No. 53-0997), C/N 201-441, mounted on three concrete pylons.

Dutton, American Legion Freeborn Post 64, 122 1st Ave, 59433.

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No.), mounted on pylons.

Lockheed F-104 Starfighter (Serial No. 57-1332), mounted on a concrete pylon.


North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-74012), ex-RCAF (Serial No. 9243), C-G4, Reg. No. N6519D, James Smith.

Glasgow, Valley County Pioneer Museum, 816 Highway 2, 59230.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 52-9564), mounted on three pylons.

Great Falls, Montana Air National Guard, 120th FG, Great Falls International Airport, Gore Hill, 59401-5000.

 (USAF Photo)

Lockheed T-33A-1-LO Shooting Star (Serial No. 52-9672) from the 186th Fighter Squadron, 120th Fighter Wing, Montana Air National Guard, is being put on display at Great Falls International Airport, Montana.

North American F-86A Sabre (Serial No. 47-0637), painted as 2637, “City of Great Falls”, mounted on a pylon.

 (Banjodog Photo)

Northrop F-89J Scorpion (Serial No. 53-2547), with a pair of Genie missiles underwing, mounted on three concrete pylons.

 (Senior Master Sgt Eric J. Peterson, USAF Photo)

Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (Serial No. 56-1105).  This aircraft has been restored by Airmen of the 120th Fighter Wing, Montana Air National Guard as shown above in Lion’s Park, 10 Ave South and 27th Street, 59401.

Convair F-106 Delta Dart (Serial No. 59-0069), 10, C/N 8-24-198, painted as (Serial No. 57-2492), mounted on three concrete pylons.

General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 79-0290), “Vigilantes”Guard..

Great Falls

Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (Serial No. 56-1105), mounted on three concrete pylons.

Great Falls, Malmstrom AFB Museum & Airpark, 2nd Avenue, 59402-7538.

Bell UH-1F Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 65-7956), 13157, MM.

Bell RP-63C Kingcobra (Serial No. 43-11117).

Boeing KC-97L Stratotanker (Serial No. 53-0360), C/N 17142, painted as (Serial No. 52-2638.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 57-0574), 61779.

Martin EB-57B Night Intruder (Serial No. 52-1505), C/N 088.

McDonnell F-101F Voodoo (Serial No. 59-0419), C/N 743, mounted on three pylons.

North American TB-25M Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30493), C/N 108-33768, mounted on three pylons.

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (Serial No. 52-6969), painted as (Serial No. 52-6974), FS-974, mounted on a pylon.

LGM-30 Minuteman Missile.


North American P-51D-20NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-63675), ex-Swedish Air Force, "Sierra Sue II" on the left side, "Gul Kalle" on the right side, Reg. No. N1751D.  Paul C. Ehlen.

Helena, Montana Historical Society Museum, 225 North Roberts, 59620-1201.

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

De Havilland DH 60 Moth.

Helena, College of Technology, 2300 Airport Road, 59601.

Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (Serial No.).

Lockheed EC-121T Warning Star (Serial No. 52-3417).

North American T-39 Sabreliner (Serial No.).

Northrop F-89 Scorpion (Serial No.).

Sikorsky H-19 Helicopter (Serial No.).

Helena, Firefighting Training Center, Helena Municipal Airport.

LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 70-1040), OH.

Helena, Regional Airport.

Bell UH-1M Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 64-14101), C/N 1225, mounted on a pylon.


Supermarine Seafire FR Mk. 47, RN (Serial No. VP441), painted as an aircraft that served with No. 804 NAS which was part of the 14th Carrier Air Group in 1948., Reg. No. N47SF.  VP441 was manufactured at South Marston and first flew on 30 November  1947. It entered service with No. 804 Naval Air Squadron at RNAS Ford, Sussex, early in February 1948.  The Sqn moved to RNAS Eglinton, Northern Ireland on 25 May 1948.   The Sqn embarked on HMS Ocean and sailed to the Mediterranean on 24 August 1948, arriving on 3 September.  Sometime about November, VP441 suffered damage in a deck landing accident.  Although it was repaired at the Aircraft Repair Yard at Kalafrana, Malta, it did not return to service but was transferred back to England and placed in storage.  It was upgraded in 1951, and used as an instructional airframe in 1953 until struck off charge in 1954.  It went through several owners before coming to the USA in April 1975.  Restored by Ezell Aviation, flown in 2004, owned by James E. Smith.

Vought F4U-5NL Corsair (BuNo. 124560), Warbirds LLC.

Lincoln County, Stonehenge Air Museum

Curtis P-40E/Kittyhawk Mk. IA, RAF (Serial No. AK752).

Vought F4U-5P Corsair (BuNo. 122184).


 (Chris Kennedy Photo)

Lockheed R5O-5 (18-56) Lodestar (Serial No. 2404), painted as (BuNo. 12474), "Bitchin Betty", Reg. No. N631LS.  Lawrence E. Hill.

Missoula, Museum of Mountain Flying, Missoula International Airport, 5525 US Hwy 10 West, 59808.

Aeronca L-3.

Aeronca 11AC Chief.

Beechcraft C-45F Expeditor (Serial No.), Reg. No. N8037H.

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 70-2467.

Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet, Reg. No. N500JV, 22.

Clark Special, Reg. No. N50RR.

Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (Serial No.).

De Havilland DH 60GMW Moth, Reg. No. N617V, “McNeely”.

Douglas C-47A Skytrain (Serial No.), Reg. No. N24320.

Grumman (General Motors) TBM-3E Avenger, Tanker 13, Reg. No. C-GLEL, Ex-Forest Protection Services Ltd, New Brunswick.  Airworthy.

Kaminskas RK-3 Jungster II, Reg. No. N805.

Naval Aircraft Factory N2S-3 (Serial No.).

Northrop F-89 Scorpion (Serial No.).

Piper J-3C-65 Cub, Reg. No. N21BJ.

Stinson Voyager 150, Reg. No. N8466K.

Travel Air 6000, Reg. No. NC8865.

Youngster 2.

Missoula, Smoke Jumper Center, Aerial Fire Depot, US Department of Agriculture, 5765 West Broadway, 59808.

Beechcraft 58P.

Beechcraft 99.

Cessna 206.

De Havilland Canada DHC 6 Twin Otter, Reg. No. N683AR.

Douglas DC-3, Reg. No. N115Z.

Sherpa C203A, Reg. No. N178Z.


 (Chris Kennedy Photo)

WACO Classic YMF-F5C (Serial No. F5C-088), Reg. No. N880WP, ME Vintage Racing.

Polson, Miracle of America Museum, 36094 Memory Lane, 59860.

Bell UH-1B Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 64-13914).

Bell UH-1B Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No.), Reg. No. N388M.

LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 71-0342), ED.

McDonnell F-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 64-0677), cockpit.

Piper J-3C-65 Cub, airframe.


 (Chris Kennedy Photos, ca 1978)

North American P-51D-25NT Mustang (Serial No. 44-84615), "Betty Boop", Reg. No. N55JL.  Philip Petrik DBA.