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

Oklahoma Warplanes

Data current to 21 June 2020.

 (USAAF Photo)

Consolidated B-24E-1-DT Liberator (Serial No. 41-28451), by Douglas aircraft at Tulsa, Oklahoma for the USAAF, ca 1943.

 (USAF Photo, courtesy of the Air Force Weather History Office)

Consolidated B-24 Liberator with members of the 655th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy, Weather Reconnaissance, taken during training at Will Rogers Field, Oklahoma in 1944.

 (USAF Photo)

Republic F-84G Thunderjet (Serial No. 51-1231), 137th Fighter Squadron, 48th Fighter Bomber Wing, 1953.

 (USGOV-PD Photo)

LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 70-0976), 125th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 138th Fighter Wing, Oklahoma Air National Guard, ca 1981.

 (USAF Photo)

LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 69-6229), 125th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Oklahoma Air National Guard, ca 1989.

 (SMS Kevin Tucker, USAF Photo)

Lockheed C-130H-LM Hercules (Serial No. 78-0811), 185th Airlift Squadron, 137th Airlift Wing, Oklahoma Air National Guard (ANG), arrives at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 10 Aug 2003. A crew member flies the Oklahoma state flag from the escape hatch.

 (TSgt. Michael Ammons, USAF Photo)

General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 89-2040) from the 125th Fighter Squadron, 138th Fighter Wing, Oklahoma Air National Guard, based at Tulsa, Oklahoma.  This aircraft was flying over the Gulf of Mexico, during a "Combat Archer" mission to fire an AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) at a target drone near Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, on 13 January 2003.

 (USGOV-PD Photo)

General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 89-2017), 125th Fighter Squadron, Oklahoma Air National Guard, 1999.

 (USGOV-PD Photo)

Beechcraft T-6A Texan II formation, 71st Flying Training Wing, Vance AFB, Oklahoma, 2010.

 (Maj. Geoff Legler, Oklahoma National Guard Photo)

Short C-23 Sherpa in the Oklahoma Army National Guard inventory sits in side its hanger at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma City moments before a turn-in ceremony for the aircraft on 23 July 2013.  The Oklahoma Army National Guard has operated the C-23 since 1996 and this aircraft and its Oklahoma crew deployed to Iraq three times between 2005 and 2009.  The C-23 and its crews have been credited with saving countless Coalition Force lives in Iraq due to their ability to conduct short notice, close-in cargo drops in combat zones. 

 (Drwooden Photo)

Beechcraft MC-12W Liberty, 137th Special Operations Wing, Oklahoma Air National Guard, Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, 2015.  The MC-12 is a medium-to low-altitude, twin-engine turboprop aircraft. Its primary mission is to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support directly to ground forces serving overseas.

 (Master Sgt. Andrew LaMoreaux, US ANG Photo)

Beechcraft MC-12W Liberty, 137th Special Operations Wing, Oklahoma Air National Guard, Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, 2015.

 (April McDonald, USAF Photo)

Boeing E-3B Sentry (Serial No. 75-0558) from the 552nd Air Control Wing waiting to take off as a Boeing P-8A Poseidon (BuNo. 168856) arrives at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, on 6 October 2016.

Oklahoma Warplane Survivors

Altus, Hightower Park.

Boeing B-47E Stratojet (Serial No. 51-7071), converted to EB-47E (Serial No. 52-0413).

Altus AFB, 73523-5000.

Beechcraft SNB-5 Navigator (BuNo. 44617).

Beechcraft T-34B Mentor (Serial No.).

Douglas C-47B-DK Skytrain (Serial No. 43-49206).

Douglas C-118B Liftmaster (BuNo. 131573).


North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-73249), "Sweet and Lovely", Reg. No. N451D.  Robert Baker.

North American P-51D-30NT Mustang (Serial No. 45-11495), ex-RZNAF (Serial No. NZ2406), PZ-W, "Little Rebel", Reg. No. N5551D.  Robert Baker.

Bartlesville, Phillips Petroleum Company Museum410 South Keeler Ave, 74003.

Parker Pusher, Reg. No. N66U.

Bartlesville, Woolaroc Museum, 1925 Willow Rock Ranch Road, 74005.

 (Tyler Thompson Photos)

Travel Air, "Woolaroc", winner of the 1927 Dole Air Race.

Bartlesville, Vance AFB, 73705-5000.

 (USGOV-PD Photo)

Aircraft of the 71st Flying Training Wing. From left: A T-38 Talon, T-6A Texan II, and a T-1 Jayhawk are posed in front of the base control tower on the Vance flightline.

Cessna T-37B Tweet (Serial No. 56-3498).

Cessna T-37B Tweet (Serial No. 68-8050), with second (Serial No. 68-8041) painted under the first number on the tail.

Cessna T-37B Tweet (Serial No. 68-8050), VN, C/N 41155, painted as (Serial No. 68-8041.

Cessna T-41A Mescalero (Serial No. 65-5168), "City of Enid", Reg. No. N5111F.

Douglas A-26B Invader (Serial No. 44-34156).

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

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 51-4301), TR-301, C/N 580-5596.

North American AT-6D Texan (Serial No. 42-44660), TA-660, C/N 88-14974.

North American T-28A Trojan (Serial No. 49-1689), TL-689, C/N 159-201.

 (Terry Wasson, USAF Photo)

Northrop T-38A-75-NO Talon, Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, 23 November 1997. 

Northrop T-38A Talon (Serial No. 65-10325).

Northrop T-38A Talon (Serial No. 65-10426), C/N N5845, 71 FTW, mounted on a pylon.

Republic F-105D Thunderchief (Serial No. 62-4242).

 (USAF Photo)

Vultee BT-13A Valiant flown by Wilda Winfield (WASP Class 44-W-8), from Frederick AAF Frederick, Oklahoma on a photographic mission, ca 1944.

Vultee BT-13A Valiant (Serial No. 41-10683), 683.

Bethany, Oklahoma Museum of Flying, Wiley Post Airport, 7110 Millionaire Drive, 73008.

Aero Vodochody Albatros L-39 (Serial No. 1025).                                                               

Douglas AD-1 Skyraider (BuNo.).

Fokker Eindecker E.III, replica, project.

North American P-51C-5NT Mustang (Serial No. 42-103740), being restored, Reg. No. N309PV.  Brent Hisey, Oklahoma City.

North American P-51D-30NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-74536), “Miss America”, Reg. No. N991R.  Brent Hisey

North American B-25J Mitchell, USAAF (Serial No. 44-86725), RCAF (Serial No. 5243), Reg. No. N92889, Venezuelan AF (Serial No. FAV 5880), (FAB 541), Reg. No. N25NA, “Super Rabbit”.

Bristow, Heartland Air Museum, 24495 South 385th West Ave, 74010.

Douglas DC-3C/C-47 Skytrain (Serial No.), Reg. No. N231GB.

Grumman (General Motors) TBM Avenger (BuNo.).

Vultee BT-13A Valiant (Serial No.)

Broken Arrow

Beechcraft TC-45J Expeditor (Serial No. 23791), Reg. No. N10909.  Hulk.


Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "The Memphis Belle" on her way back to the United States, 9 June 1943, after successfully completing 25 missions from an airbase in England.  (USAF Photo)

 (Tony Hisgett Photos)

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (Serial No. 44-83546), "Memphis Belle".  Liberty Foundation.  This aircraft is on loan from the Military Aircraft Restoration Corporation, Anaheim, California.

Cushing, Municipal Airport.

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

Elk City, Airport.

 (John Meneely Photo)

Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (Serial No. 51-8896), mounted on pylons.

El Reno

 (Phillip Young Photos)

 (hamquiter Photo)

Douglas A-26B Invader (Serial No. 44-34746), "Sonny", VFW Post 382.

Enid, Woodring Regional Airport.

Cessna T-37B Tweet (Serial No. 56-3519), VN, C/N 40091, mounted on a pylon.

 (USAF Photo)

McDonnell F-4C-15-MC Phantom II (Serial No. 63-7410) during weapons tests, armed with AGM-12 Bullpup missiles in the early 1960s.  This aircraft was the third F-4C built for the USAF and crashed at Tulsa, Oklahoma, on 24 January 1981.

McDonnell F-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 63-7440), C/N 401.

Fort Sill, US Army Field Artillery & Fort Sill Museum, 437 Quanah Road, 73503-5100.

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

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

Cessna T-41B Mescalero (Serial No.).

Hiller OH-23F Raven (Serial No.).


 (duggar11 Photo)

JB-2 Loon.

 (Homer Paden Photo)

Pershing 1 Missile.

 (Homer Paden Photo)

Pershing 1A Missile.

 (Homer Paden Photo)

Pershing 2 Missile.


Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (Serial No.), Reg. No. N939NA, Dr John Swartz.

Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (Serial No.), Reg. No. N133CK, Dr John Swartz.

 (Coert Van Breda Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II (Serial No. 71-0247), outside Ferra Aerospace.

North American F-86A Sabre (Serial No. 48-178), Reg. No. N48178, Dr John Swartz.

Guymon, Commemorative Air Force, Cimarron Strip Wing, 73942.

Beechcraft C-45H Expeditor (Serial No.).

Jet, near Kegelman Air Force Auxiliary Field, a training base for nearby Vance Air Force Base in Enid.

 (Brody Schmidt Photo)

Cessna T-37B Tweet (Serial No. 56-3563), mounted on a pylon.

Lexington, Citizen Potawatomie Territory, Hwy 59 West.

Hiller H-12 Raven (Serial No.).

Muskogee, Davis-Field Airport.

Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (Serial No. 53-4971), mounted on three pylons.


North American F-86D-55-NA Sabre (Serial No. 53-0566), modified to F-86L configuration, mounted on a pylon at the City of Mustang, Oklahoma veterans memorial.

Oklahoma City, 45th Infantry Division Museum, 2145 NE 36th Street, 73111-5302.

 (The Snowdog Photo)

Bell OH-13E Sioux Helicopter (Serial No. 51-13965), C/N 551, mounted on a pylon.

 (The Snowdog Photo)

Bell UH-1B Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 62-4588), C/N 648, mounted on pylons.

 (The Snowdog Photo)

Bell OH-58A Kiowa Helicopter (Serial No. 71-15425), C/N 40976, mounted on a pylon.

 (The Snowdog Photo)

Cessna L-19A/O-1A Bird Dog (Serial No. 51-4651), mounted on a pylon.

 (Jffok Photo)

Cessna U-3 Blue Canoe (Serial No. 0-82166), mounted on a pylon.

 (KidWrangler Photo)

de Havilland U-6A Beaver (Serial No. 56-0367), OK-NG, C/N 1062, Reg. No. N90880, mounted on pylons.

Hiller OH-13E Raven Helicopter (Serial No.).

 (The Snowdog Photo)

Hiller OH-23C Raven Helicopter (Serial No. 55-4124), C/N 830, mounted on a pylon.

 (KidWrangler Photo)

Hughes OH-6A Cayuse Helicopter (Serial No. 68-17193), C/N 1153, mounted on a pylon.

Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star (Serial No.).

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 58-0505).

LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 74-1756), OK, C/N D-431, painted as (Serial No. 72-0240).

 (qparkes Photo)

North American F-86D Sabre Dog (Serial No. 51-6091), painted as (Serial No. 52-4043), C/N 190-446, mounted on a pylon.

 (The Snowdog Photo)

Ryan L-17A Navion (Serial No. 50-4953), mounted on a pylon.

Oklahoma City, State Fairgrounds.

Aero Commander L-3805, prototype, mounted on a pylon.

 (André Du-pont Photo)

North American AT-6D Texan (Serial No. 44-80858), Reg. No. N107FG, Twin Lakes Aviation LLC.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma History Center, 2401 North Laird Ave.

 (vulture1957 Photo)

Lockheed Vega, Reg. No. NR105W, Wiley Post’s “Winnie Mae” hangs in the atrium.

Oklahoma City, Will Rogers World Airport.

 (hamquilter Photo)

Douglas C-47A Skytrain (Serial No. 42-92838), Reg. No. N65162, painted as (Serial No. 892953), U7-T, C/N 12683.  May move to the Metro Tech Facility.

Oklahoma City, Aerospace Museum, 6000 North Martin King Boulevard.

Curtiss Pusher.

Oklahoma City, Commemorative Air Force, Oklahoma Wing.

Fairchild PT-19 (Serial No.).

Douglas A-26C Invader (Serial No. 44-35643), "Lil Twister", Reg. No. N626SH.  Being restored.

Oklahoma City, Science Museum Oklahoma, 2100 NE 52nd, 73111-7107.  (Previously the Oklahoma Air Space Museum).

Apollo Command Capsule, replica.

Bede BD-5.

Boeing Brave.

Bücker Bü133.

Bunker 154.

Cloud Cutter.

Coffman Ranger Monoplane.


Curtiss Pusher D.

Electra Flyer Cirrus 3 Glider.

Experimental Sailplane.

Fokker Dr. I, replica.

Gemini Capsule.

Grumman A-6E Intruder (BuNo. 162206).

Gulfstream Peregrine.

JP-51 Pierce Sawyer.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 58-0633).

Lockheed F-104G Starfighter (Serial No. D-8331).  Ex-Netherlands Air Force.

Lone Star Helicopter.

Lunar Module.

Mercury Capsule.

Mitchell B-10 Wing.

Mong Sport.

Nieuport XI Bébé.

Parker Pusher.

Ryan PT-22 Recruit.

Schweitzer I-19 Glider.

Star Cavalier.

Stinson Voyager.

V-2 Rocket, replica.

Wiley Post.

Woodstock Sailplane.

Oklahoma City, Tinker AFB, Charles B. Hall Memorial Airpark, South Air Depot Boulevard, 73145-3010.

 (Val Gempis Photo)

Boeing E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control system aircraft assigned to the 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, 1 Nov 2012.

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

Boeing E-3 Sentry (Serial No. 67-0356), airborne warning and control system aircraft assigned to the 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, 31 March 1986.

 (DangerHole Photo)

AGM-129 Advanced Cruise Missile (ACM).

 (Jasta 11 Photo)

Boeing B-29A Superfortress (Serial No. 44-27343), 57th Weather Recon Squadron.

 (Balon Greyjoy Photo)

 (Benchmark Blasterz Photo)

Boeing RB-47E Stratojet (Serial No. 53-4257), C/N 4501281.

 (DangerHole Photo)

Boeing B-52D Stratofortress (Serial No. 56-0695), C/N 464066.

 (Jasta 11 Photo)

Boeing C-135B Stratolifter (Serial No. 61-2671), C/N 18347.

 (Logawi Photo)

 (Jasta 11 Photo)

Douglas C-47B-DK Skytrain (Serial No. 43-49012).

Douglas C-47J Skytrain (Serial No. 2150761).

 (Balon Greyjoy Photo)

 (Rich VanderWoude Photos)

Lockheed EC-121K Warning Star (BuNo. 137890), C/N 4347, painted as USAF (Serial No. 03-0552.  Located near the Base Commissary.

Lockheed C-130 Hercules (Serial No.), Navy Base.

 (KidWrangler Photo)

LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 72-0175), OK.

 (qparkes Photo)

 (Jasta 11 Photo)

McDonnell F-4D Phantom II (Serial No. 66-7518), SH, C/N 2040.

 (DangerHole Photo)

Northrop GAT-38B Talon (Serial No. 61-0817), HM, C/N N5183.

 (Jasta 11 Photo)

Republic F-105D Thunderchief (Serial No. 62-4360), SH, C/N D559, “Iron Duke”.

 (Jasta 11 Photo)

 (Scott Kordes Photo)

Rockwell B-1B Lancer (Serial No. 83-0071), DY, C/N 8.

Oklahoma City, Tinker ANG Base, 3000 South, 73125.

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

North American F-86D Sabre Dog (Serial No.).


 (Daniel Wright Photo)

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


 (hamquilter Photo)

Bell UH-1D Iroquois helicopter (Serial No.), 282, mounted on a pylon in Woodland Veterans Park.

Skiatoo, Municipal Airport.

Cessna T-37B Tweet (Serial No. 57-2338), C/N 40271, mounted on a pylon.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 51-9080), C/N 580-6864, mounted on pylons.


 (Phillip Young Photos)

Republic RF-84F Thunderflash (Serial No. 53-7604), mounted on a pylon at Oklahoma State University.


Grumman F-11F-1 Tiger (BuNo. 141859), on display in the Veteran's Memorial Park.

Tulsa, Air and Space Museum & Planetarium, 3624 North 74th Ave, Tulsa International Airport, 74115-3622.

Aeromet Aura, Reg. No. N16AU.

Bell 47K/HTL-7/TH-13N Sioux Helicopter, Reg. No. N5719.

Bilstrom and Jucewick BJ-1 Glider.

Cessna T-37 Tweet, Cockpit.

Deutch Aerospace Ranger 2000, Reg. No. N204NA.

Diehl Aeronautical XTC

Douglas DC-3-277 Skytrain, Reg. No. N2237C.

Douglas DC-3A Skytrain, Reg. No. NC18141.

Fokker Dr. I, replica.

Gates Lear Jet 24D, Reg. No. N1TL.

Grumman F-14A Tomcat (BuNo. 161598), AJ-101, C/N 457.

Hu-Go Craft VPS, Reg. No. N29H.

McDonnell Douglas MD-82, Reg. No. N290AA.

North American Rotorworks Pitbull.

Rockwell International Ranger 2000.

Schleicher Ka-6E Sailplane.

Spartan C-2-60, built in Tulsa in 1931.

Spartan NP-1 (Serial No. 3691), built in Tulsa in 1941.

Star Cavalier, replica.

XTC (Ecstasy) Amphibious Ultralight.

Tulsa, Commemorative Air Force, Spirit of Tulsa Squadron, 74037-0158.

Fairchild PT-19.

Vultee BT-13 Valiant (Serial No.).

Tulsa, Liberty Foundation, 11564 East 7th Street, 74115.

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (Serial No.).

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (Serial No.).

Curtiss P-40E Warhawk (Serial No.).

Douglas C-47 Skytrain (Serial No.).

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

Tulsa, Oklahoma Air National Guard Base, 138th FW, Tulsa International Airport, 74115.

 (Master Sgt. Preston L. Chasteen, USAF Photo)

A U.S. Marine Corps Sikorsky VH-3D Sea King from Marine helicopter squadron HMX-1, on the runway at the Oklahoma Air National Guard Base, Tulsa, Oklahoma, on 9 December 2004.

 (USAF Photo)

General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcons from the Air National Guard's 125th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, based in Tulsa AGB, Oklaholma, arrive at Joint Base Balad, Iraq in 2004.

 (Carmelo Turdo Photo)

General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 80-0505), OK, C/N 61-226.

 (Carmelo Turdo Photo)

North American F-86L Sabre Dog (Serial No. 51-8409), C/N 173-542, mounted on pylons.

 (Carmelo Turdo Photo)

North American F-100D Super Sabre (Serial No. 55-3650).

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No.  69-6239), 125th Fighter Squadron/138th Fighter Group, Oklahoma ANG based at Tulsa IAP, Oklahoma, 13 June 1988.

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 74-1745), 125th Fighter Squadron/138th Fighter Group, Oklahoma ANG based at Tulsa IAP, Oklahoma, 13 June 1991.

 (Carmelo Turdo Photo)

LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 70-1028), OK, C/N D-174.


 (Dave Miller Photos)

 (Paulmaz Photo)

Hawker Sea Fury Mk. 10 (Serial No. WJ288), Reg. No. N15S, Periscope Asset Management LLC.

LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 71-0297), OK, C/N D-208, Richard Lloyd Jones Airport.

North American P-51D-10NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-14985), CY-G, "Millie G", Reg. No. N551W. Trent Latshaw, Latshaw Drilling and Exploration Company. 

Vought F4U-4 Corsair (BuNo. 97359), Latshaw Drilling and Exploration Company.

Weatherford, General Thomas P. Stafford Air & Space Museum, 3000 East Logan Road, Stafford Airport, 73096-2661.

 (SDA&SM Photo)

The crew of Apollo 10, Stafford, Young, Cernan, 13 May 1969.

 (Phillip Young Photo)

Apollo Lunar Module ½-scale replica and full-scale Command Module replica.

Curtiss D.

Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II (Serial No. 77-0199).

Gemini Capsule.

General Dynamics F-16B Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 79-0430), ED.

 (Tony Hisgett Photos)

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 52-9836), TR-846.

 (Phillip Young Photos)

Lockheed F-104C Starfighter (Serial No. 56-0932), coded FG-932, C/N 383-1220, mounted on a pylon in front of the museum.  This aircraft was on display at the main gate of Van Nuys airport in California until it was moved to the Thomas P. Stafford Air & Space Museum.

 (Tony Hisgett Photos)

 (Roset4 Photo)

 (Phillip Young Photos)

 (veritas vita Photo)

McDonnell F-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 63-7426).  F-4C-16-MC.  Tail hook down and anchored, nose up, on a concrete platform in front of the museum.

Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21R Fishbed.

North American F-86 Sabre (Serial No.).

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

 (Tony Hisgett Photos)

Ryan NYP “Spirit of St. Louis”, replica.

Sopwith Pup.

Space Shuttle Main engine and artifacts.

Titan II Rocket.

V-2 Rocket Engine.

Wright 1903 Flyer, replica.

Yukon, Cimarron Field and Mustard Field Museum, Clarence E. Page Airport.

Douglas C-118B/R6D-1 Liftmaster (Serial No.).

Fairchild PT-19A.

Fairchild PT-26A Cornell.

USS Oklahoma

 (Naval History and Heritage Command Photo)

USS Oklahoma (BB-37), at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on 1 January 1920.  Note aircraft launch platforms installed on top of her second and third main battery gun turrets.