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

North Carolina Warplanes

Data current to 8 June 2018.

 (USAAF Photo)

Republic P-47N Thunderbolt (Serial No. 44-33311), North Carolina Air National Guard, ca 1948.

 (USN Photo)

Douglas F4D-1 Skyray,  Marine All-Weather Fighter Squadron VMF(AW)-115 "Able Eagles" undergiong maintenance at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina.

 (USMC Photo)

Douglas F4D-1 Skyray (BuNo. 134815) of Marine Fighter Squadron 115 (VMF-115) "Able Eagles", 1957.

 (USN Photo)

Douglas F4D-1 Skyray (BuNo. 134815), Marine Fighter Squadron VMF(AW)-115 "Able Eagles", Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, 1957.

 (USMC Photo)

Douglas F4D-1 Skyray (BuNo. 134804) of Marine Fighter Squadron 115 (VMF-115) "Able Eagles", 17 March 1957.

 (USN Photo)

 Douglas F4D-1 Skyray (BuNos. 139065, 139084, 139196, 139207) of Marine All-Weather Fighter Squadron VMF(AW)-115 "Able Eagles".  VMF(AW)-115 was assigned to Carrier Air Group 7 (CVG-7) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Independece (CVA-62) for a deployment to the Mediterranean Sea from 19 April to 27 August 1962.

 (USN Photo)

McDonnell F-4J-33-MC Phantom II (BuNo. 155555) of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron VMFA-115 "Able Eagles", Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, 1970s.

 (Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen, USAF Photos)

Lockheed C-130H Hercules (Serial No. 93-1458) 156th Airlift Squadron, 145th Airlift Wing, North Carolina Air National Guard, 2007.

 (Staff Sgt. Richard Kerner, USAF Photo)

Lockheed C-130H Hercules (Serial No. 93-1458) from the 156th Airlift Squadron, 145th Airlift Wing, North Carolina Air National Guard, 2010.

North Carolina Warplane Survivors

Asheboro, North Carolina Aviation Museum, 2222-G Pilots View Road, 27204.

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

Cessna O-2 Skymaster (Serial No.).

Cessna O-2 Skymaster (Serial No.).

 (RadioFan Photo)

Beechcraft T-34A Mentor (Serial No. 55-0217), Reg. No. N3648G.

Link trainers.

Pilatus P-3 (Serial No.).

Shehane Aerosprot Quail, homebuilt.

Stearman PT-13D Kaydet (Serial No.).

Fairchild F-22 (Serial No.).

Rutan VariEze homebuilt.


 (RadioFan Photo)

Piper J-3 Flitfire, RAF Benevolent Fund.

Savoia-Marcheti S-56 (Serial No.), one of only two remaining in the world.  It is on three-year loan from the Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, NC.

Beaufort, Marine Corps Air Station, Merritt Field.

 (Clay L. Jansson, USN, NMNA Photo)

North American FJ-3 Fury (BuNo 136022), USMC, of Marine Fighter Squadron VMF-333.  The squadron was based at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, ca 1960.

North American FJ-3 Fury (BuNo. 141376), DR-3, mounted on a concrete pylon, on loan from the NMMC.

Bessemer City

Lockheed F-94C Starfire (Serial No. 51-5576), F-94C-1-LO.  On display in a city park.

Camp Mackall

 (NCDayWalker Photo)

Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter (Serial No. 15071), at the entrance to the Camp.

Candler, Enka Junior High School, 475 Enka Lake Road, 28715.

Republic RF-84F Thunderstreak (Serial No. 53-7570).


 (DrStew82 Photo)

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, replica on display at the Carthage NC community airfield.  This aircrat is part of a monument to Lt. Robert Hoyle Upchurch, who was a citizen of Carthage, in Moore County, North Carolina.  He was a fighter pilot with the Flying TIgers in the Second World War, and  was reported missing in action (MIA) in 1944.  Years later his remains were found and identified, and in 2006 returned to Carthage.

Charlotte, Carolinas Aviation Museum, 4108 Minuteman Way, Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, 28208.

 (RadioFan Photo)

Airbus A320-214, Reg. No. N106US.

Beechcraft T-34B Mentor (BuNo. 140931).

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

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

Bell AH-1J Sea Cobra (BuNo. 159216), HF-00, C/N 26056.

Bellanca 14-9L Crusair, Reg. N1K.

Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet, 706, Reg. No. N48272.

Boeing KC-97G Stratotanker (Serial No. 53-0335), C/N 17117, nose section with cockpit.

  (Mike Clausen Photo)

Boeing Vertol CH-46D Sea Knight Helicopter (BuNo. 153389), 01, EG-16, C/N 2287.

Bushby- Long M-1 Midget Mustang, Reg. No. N373.

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

Convair YF-102A Delta Dagger (Serial No. 53-1788), FC-788.

Douglas DC-3A, Reg. No. N44V.

Douglas DC-7B, Reg. No. N836D.

Douglas C-47 Skytrain (Serial No.), D8, Reg. No. N12907.

Douglas C-47 Skytrain (Serial No.).

Douglas A-26C Invader (Serial No.).

Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (BuNo. 142226), ED, C/N 11480.

Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak (BuNo. 37972).

Douglas BTD-1 Desroyer (BuNo. 04959), transferred to the Wings of Eagles Museum, Elmira, New York.

Ercoupe 415-C, Reg. No. N3180H.

Fogle V-333 Skycat.

Goodyear Racer.

Grumman OV-1D Mohawk (Serial No. 62-5874), C/N 33B.

Grumman OV-1D Mohawk (Serial No. 62-5890), C/N 49B.

Grumman F-14D Tomcat (BuNo. 161166), AJ-207, C/N 393/DR-6.

Grumman G-1159 Gulfstream II, Reg. No. N55RG.

Gyrodyne DSN-3.

Hal Fogle V33 Skycat.

Kaman HOK-1/OH-43D Huskie Helicopter (BuNo. 139982).


Link Trainer.

Lockheed TV-1 Shooting Star (BuNo. 33866), WL-21, C/N 080-2100.

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

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

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

Lockheed EC-130E Hercules (Serial No. 62-1857).  (Serial No. 61-2367), painted to represent C-130A (Serial No. 59-1528), C/N 382-3712.

LTV A-7E Corsair II (BuNo. 159971), AC-404, C/N E-420.

McDonnell F-101F Voodoo (Serial No. 56-0243), C/N 190.

McDonnell F-4S Phantom II (BuNo. 155872), DB-05, C/N 3384.  (Shawn A. Dorsch Photo)

McDonnell F-4S Phantom II (Serial No. 158353), DB-06, C/N 4078, forward fuselage including cockpit section.

McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier (BuNo. 161397), C/N 2/2, the second prototype.

Mercury Capsule, replica.

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

North American T-28B Trojan (BuNo. 138285), C/N 200-356.

North American T-28B Trojan (Serial No.), cockpit.

North American T-2A Buckeye (Serial No.).

North American Rockwell OV-10D Bronco (BuNo. 155472), C/N 305-83.

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

Republic F-84G Thunderstreak (Serial No. 50-1191).

Savoia Marchetti S.56B.

Sikorsky HO3S-1 Dragonfly Helicopter (BuNo. 125136).

Sikorsky CH-34C Helicopter (Serial No.).

Sikorsky CH-3 Jolly Green Giant Helicopter (Serial No. 65-12797), C/N 61572.

Waco CG-15A Glider (Serial No.).

Wright 1902 Glider.




SSM-N-8 Regulus.


Charlotte, North Carolina Air National Guard, 145th  Airlift Wing, Charlotte/Douglas Municipal Airport, 28208

 (arby101ca Photo)

Lockheed C-130B Hercules (Serial No. 59-0582), near the main gate.

 (arby101ca Photo)

North American F-86L Sabre Dog (Serial No. 52-4142), C/N 190-545, mounted on a pylon near the main gate of the 145th Air Wing, NC ANG.

Dunn, General Williams C. Lee Airborne Museum, 209 West Divine Street, 28334.

Durham, Museum of Life and Science.

Elizabeth City, Coast Guard Air Station.

Grumman HU-16E Albatross, USCG (Serial No. 7247), C/N G-336.

Sikorsky HH-52A Seaguard Helicopter, USCG (Serial No. 1384), C/N 62065, mounted on pylons

Fayetteville, 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum, Bldg C-6841, Ardennes Street, Fort Bragg, 28307-0119.

 (RadioFan Photo)

Bell UH-1B Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 59-1711), C/N 170.

Bell AH-1E Cobra Helicopter (Serial No. 77-22784).

Curtiss C-46F Commando (Serial No. 44-78573), 27.

 (RadioFan Photo)

de Havilland YC-7A Caribou (Serial No. 57-3083).

Douglas VC-47D Skytrain (Serial No. 43-48932), 6E.

Fairchild C-119L Flying Boxcar (Serial No. 53-8087).

Fairchild C-123K Provider (Serial No. 54-0609).

Lockheed C-130E Hercules (Serial No.).

Waco CG-15A Glider (Serial No.).

Fayetteville, Airborne & Special Operations Museum, 100 Bragg Boulevard, 28301.

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 72-21524), Company E.

Douglas C-47A Skytrain (Serial No. 315623).

Hughes MH-6C Cayuse Helicopter (Serial No. 68-17191).

Waco CG-4A Hadrian Glider (Serial No. 45-15073).

Fayetteville, John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Museum, Ardennes & Marion Street.

Fayetteville, Pope AFB, Main (Reilly Gate), 28308.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk (Serial No. 42-05702.

 (CoinsandPins Photo)

Douglas TC-47B Skytrain (Serial No. 44-76462), C/N 16046/32794, painted as USAAF (Serial No. 293496), ex-USN (BuNo. 39098).

 (CoinsandPins Photo)

Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar (Serial No. 50-0128), painted as (Serial No. 53-3182), C/N 10446.

 (CoinsandPins Photo)

Fairchild C-123K Provider (Serial No. 54-0669), C/N 20118, painted as (Serial No. 54-0372).

Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II (Serial No. 75-0308), FT, C/N A10-0057.

General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 79-0352), FT, C/N 61-0137.

 (CoinsandPins Photo)

Lockheed C-130E Hercules (Serial No. 70-1269), C/N 382-4423.

LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 72-0230), EL, C/N D-352.

Republic F-105D Thunderchief (Serial No. 61-0165).

Fort Fisher, North Carolina National Guard Training Center

 (NCDaywalker Photo)

Bell UH-1H Iroquois helicopter (Serial No. 0-16289).

Goldsboro, Seymour Johnson AFB, 4th Wing HQ, Wright Brothers Avenue, 27531-5000.

Canadair CL-13B Sabre Mk. 6, RCAF (Serial No. 23238), USAF (Serial No. 51-12972), FU-972, C/N 1653, painted as "Billie", 335th FIS, 4th FW, Reg. No. N86EB, mounted on a pylon.

Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II (Serial No. 81-0987), FT, C/N A10-0682, mounted on a pylon.

 (Adrian Brooks Photo)

McDonnell F-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 64-1770), SJ, C/N 1069, "Jeannie", mounted on pylons.

McDonnell F-4E Phantom II (Serial No. 74-0649).

 (Larry Lamb Photo)

 (Adrian Brooks Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F-15B Eagle (Serial No. 77-0161), SJ, C/N 394/B-52, painted as an F-15E, "Spirit of Goldsboro", mounted on a pylon.

North American P-51D-20NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-63615), C/N 122-31341, 7, “Bunnie", Tuskegee Airmen colours.

North American F-86E Sabre (Serial No. 52-3238).

North American F-86H Sabre (Serial No. 53-1370).

North American F-100C Super Sabre (Serial No. 54-1814), C/N 217-75, mounted on a pylon.

 (Adrian Brooks Photo)

Republic F-105D Thunderchief (Serial No. 61-0056), SJ, C/N D251, mounted on a pylon.

Supermarine 329 Spitfire Mk. IIa, replica (Serial No. P7308), XR-D, mounted on a pylon.


 (NCDaywalker Photo)

Bell UH-1B Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No.), DAV chapter 59 meeting house NC 177 South of Hamlet.

Havelock, Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, Hwy 70 & Cunningham Boulevard, 28633-5001.

Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina (BuNo.).

Grumman EA-6A Intruder (BuNo. 147865), CY-00.

Hawker Siddeley AV-8C Harrier (BuNo. 158976), CG-00, C/N 712137, mounted on a concrete pylon.

Lockheed HC-130B Hercules, hulk, 1346, C/N 282-3638,used for ground training.

 (njbez Photo)

McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier (BuNo. 162969), VL-01, C/N 512096/090, mounted on concrete pedestals.

Vought F-4U Corsair (BuNo.).

Havelock, Tourist Center, 202 Tourist Center Drive, 28532.

Boeing Vertol HH-46D Sea Knight (BuNo. 150941), C/N 2024.

Douglas A-4M Skyhawk (BuNo. 160024), QG-00, C/N 14526.

Grumman F9F-6P Cougar (BuNo. 127487).

Grumman A-6E Intruder (BuNo. 164378), ED-500, C/N I-718.

 (Nobuhiko Moriya Photo)

McDonnell Douglas RF-4B Phantom II (BuNo. 157342), CY-00, C/N 3689.

Hendersonville, Western North Carolina Air Museum, 1340 Gilbert St, 28793.

Aeronca C-3.

Aeronca 7DC Champ.

Baby Great Lakes.

Cessna 170B.

Corbin Junior Ace.

Curtiss Robin 4C-1A.

Curtiss JN-4D Jenny, 5/8 scale replica.

Ercoupe 415CD.

Heath Parasol.

Nieuport Bebe 11, replica.

North American SNJ-5 Texan.

Parker Reno Air Racer.

Piper J-2.

Piper J-3C Cub.

 (Government & Heritage Library Photo)

Piper J-5A (Serial No. 5-982), 1941, Reg. No. N38499.

Piper PA-12.

SE-5, replica.

Sportfire, homebuilt.

Stearman N2S.

Stearman N4S.

Taylor E-2.

Taylorcraft BC-12D.

Wittman Tailwind W-8.

Hickory Aviation Museum, 3101 9th Avenue Dr NW, Hickory Regional Airport, 28601.

de Havilland DH-100 Vampire (Serial No. XD538), 187, on loan from the Sabre Society.

Douglas A-4L Skyhawk (BuNo. 148538), on loan from the NMNA.

Fokker F.27-500 Friendship, Reg. No. N705FE.

Grumman F-14D Tomcat (BuNo. 163902), on loan from the NMNA.

Hispano HA-200 Saeta, Reg. No. N4551W, on loan from the Sabre Society.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 29529), TR-529, on loan from the NMUSAF.

LTV A-7A Corsair II (BuNo. 154345), AE-313, C/N A-184, on loan from the NMNA.

McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II (BuNo. 148400), on loan from the NMNA.

North American FJ-3M Fury (BuNo. 141393), VMF-235, on loan from the NMNA.

Northrop F-5 Tiger (BuNo. 141540).

Republic F-105B Thunderchief (Serial No. 55-4107), C/N B7, delivered to the USAF in Sep 1957, now on loan from the NMUSAF.


 (TM Wolf Photos)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial No. 1157), painted as (Serial No. 71461), FU-461, Reg. No. N86FS.

Hot Springs

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-73163), ex-RCAF (Serial No. 9285), Texas ANG markings, being restored, Reg. No. N51MR.  Randall, Thomas and Douglas, Kempf Brothers Aviation Partnership.

Jacksonville, New River Marine Corps Air Station, McCutcheon Field.

Bell UH-1N Iroquois Helicopter (BuNo. 160448), TV-00, C/N 31740, mounted on concrete pedestals.

Bell AH-1J Sea Cobra Helicopter (BuNo. 157773), HF-40, C/N 26017, mounted on concrete pylons.

Boeing Vertol CH-46E Sea Knight (BuNo. 153402), YS, C/N 2300, mounted on concrete pedestals.

McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 63-7837), C/N 731, nose section with cockpit, Thunderbirds markings.

Piasecki HUP-3 Retriever (BuNo. 147608), 2.

Sikorsky VH-34D Seahorse (BuNo. 147191), MX-29, C/N 58-1142, mounted on concrete pylons.

Sikorsky CH-53A Sea Stallion (BuNo. 152398), CJ-26, C/N 65-025.

Kure, North Carolina Military History Museum, North Carolina National Guard Training Facility, 116 Air Force Way, 28449.

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

Manteo, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Mile Post 7.5 US Hwy 158 Kill Devil Hills.

 (Laredog Photos)

Wright Flyer Memorial.

 (Jarek Tuszynski Photo)

 (National Parks Service Photo)

Wright Flyer.

Wright Glider.


 (Paul Nelhams Photo)

Curtiss C-46F Commando (Serial No. 22597), painted as (Serial No. 44-78774), Reg. No. N78774).

New Bern, Lawson Creek Park.

 (showbizkid Photo)

Grumman F-11F-1 Tiger (BuNo. 141802), Blue Angel 5, C/N 119, mounted on a concrete pylon.

Hawker Siddeley AV-8A Harrier (BuNo. 158963), WH-01, C/N 712124/18, Craven Regional Airport, mounted on concrete pedestals.

New Salem

 (NCDaywalker Photo)

Bell AH-1F Cobra helicopter (Serial No. 015587), Keith Moore American Legion Post 440 on Hwy NC 218.


Bell UH-1M Iroquois helicopter (Serial No. 64-13729), on display at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post

Raleigh, North Carolina Museum of History, 5 East Edenton Street, 276010-1011.

Benson B-8M Gyrocopter.

Rogallo Wing.

Wright Flyer, replica.


 (fatcat161 Photo)

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No.  66-16236), VFW Post 3006.

Southern Pines, Commemorative Air Force, Carolinas Wing, Moore County Airport.


Spencer, North Carolina Transportation Museum.


 (papermanone and catlover Photo)

Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter (Serial No. 0-17145), VFW Post 5202.

Wilmington, Battleship USS North Carolina.

 (Adrian Brooks Photo)

 (YoSam Photo)

Vought OS2U Kingfisher aboard the battleship USS North Carolina (BB-55).  his aircraft is one of the type used by the USS North Carolina during the Second World War, and crashed in 1946 on Calvert Island, British Columbia, Canada, while on a flight to Alaska.  It was restored in 1970-71 by members of Vought Quarter Century Club of Dallas, Texas. 


Grumman F11F Tiger (BuNo. 138619), 3L, VT-26.  This aircraft stands in front of a Military Surplus store.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 51-17524).  Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.