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Warplane Survivors USA: South Carolina

South Carolina Warplanes

Data current to 4 Aug 2018.

 (USGOV-PD Photo)

North American F-51D-30-NT Mustang (Serial No. 45-111687), 157th Fighter Squadron, South Carolina Air National Guard, ca 1947.

 (USGOV-PD Photo)

North American P-51D-25-NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-73699).  Note "NG" on tail, indicating this photo was taken before the Air National Guard came into being in September 1947.

 (Alfred T. Palmer Photo)

Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3 Canary (BuNo. 1777), USMC,  at Parris Island, South Carolina, in May 1942.  T he N3Ns were used to tow Schweizer LNS-1 gliders of the Marine glider program.

 (Alfred T. Palmer Photos)

 (US National Archives and Records Administration Photos)

Marine glider at Page Field, Parris Island, South Carolina, 1 May 1942.

Marine Corps Gliders for student pilots at Page Field, Parris Island, South Carolina, 1 May 1942.

 (NMNA Photo)

Martin B-26B-MA Marauder (Serial No. 41-17635) in flight with the starboard propeller feathered.  This aircraft crashed at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on 4 December 1942.

 (USGOV-PD Photo)

Lockheed RF-80A-5-LO Shooting Star (Serial No. 45-8310), 161st Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Shaw AFB, South Carolina, 1950. 

Republic RF-84F Thunderflash (Serial No. 11875), 363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Group, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, ca 1950s.  (USAF Photo)

 (USAF Photo)

Republic F-84G Thunderjet (Serial No. 6656), the 20th Fighter Wing, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. 

 (USAF Photo)

North American F-86D Sabre Dog formation, 157th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, South Carolina Air National Guard.

 (USGOV-PD Photo)

North American F-86L-60-NA Sabre (Serial No. 53-1047), 444th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 35th Air Division, Charleston AFB, South Carolina, July 1957.

 (USGOV-PD Photo)

McDonnell F-101B-90-MC Voodoo (Serial No. 57-354), 444th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, Charleston AFB, South Carolina September 1962.  This Voodoo was later sold to the Canadian Armed Forces as (Serial No. 101030), ca 1970/71.  It is now on display at CFB Comox, British Columbia.

 (SMSgt Edward E. Snyder, USAF Photo)

Lockheed F-104A-25-LO Starfighter (Serial No. 56-0863) from the 157th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, South Carolina Air National Guard, at McEntire Air National Guard Base, South Carolina, in the 1960s.

 (USAF Photo)

Lockheed F-104A Starfighter (Serial No. 56-0841), 157th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, South Carolina Air National Guard, 1963.

 (USGOV-PD Photo)

Martin RB-57A-MA Canberra (Serial No. 52-1457), 43rd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Group, Shaw AFB, South Carolina, ca 1960s.

 (USAF Photo)

Convair F-102A-60-CO Delta Dagger (Serial No. 56-1048), 157th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, South Carolina Air National Guard, 1972.

McDonnell RF-101 Voodoo, 363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, South Carolina, 1962.  (USAF Photo)

McDonnell RF-4C Phantom II, 363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.  (USAF Photo)

 (USAF Photo)

McDonnell RF-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 67-0436), 16th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. 

 (USAF Photo)

LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 72-0258), 157th Tactical Fighter Squadron, South Carolina Air National Guard, 1979.

 (TSgt. H.H. Deffner, USAF Photo)

General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcons from the 157th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 169th Tactical Fighter Group, South Carolina Air National Guard, 1989.

 (Tech. Sgt. Michael Holzworth, USAF Photo)

General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon from the 77th Fighter Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, flies a combat training mission over the Joint Pacific Range Complex near Eielson AFB, Alaska, 20 June 2012, during Red Flag-Alaska 12-2.

 (Tech. Sgt. Hans H. Deffner, USAF Photo)

General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcons from the 169th Tactical Fighter Group, South Carolina Air National Guard in formation.  The F-16s are armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles.

 (Maj. Matthew Booth, SC ANG Photo)

General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcons, 169th Fighter Wing, South Carolina Air National Guard, 2014.

 (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jorge Intriago/Released)

USAF Senior Airman Jason Dees, a crew chief assigned to the 169th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron from McEntire Joint National Guard Base of the South Carolina Air National Guard, finishes his marshaling routine in Rionegro, Colombia, 14 Aug 2014, during Relampago (Lightning) 2014.  Relampago was a combined air cooperation engagement with the Republic of Colombia.  One hundred Airmen and six F-16s participated in the first major joint-air training opportunity under the auspices of the South Carolina National Guard's State Partnership Program with the country of Colombia. (

 (Tech. Sgt. Caycee Watson, USAF Photo)

 (TSgt Caycee Cook, USAF Photo)

General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft with the 169th Fighter Wing, South Carolina Air National Guard arrives at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina, 22 Aug 2012, following a deployment to Afghanistan.

 (TSgt Caycee Watson, USAF Photo)

General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft with the 169th Fighter Wing, South Carolina Air National Guard,receives fuel from a KC-135R Stratotanker assigned to the 134th Air Refueling Wing, Tennessee Air National Guard over Eastover, South Carolina on12 Nov 2013.

 (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Brian Calhoun/Released)

Soldiers assigned to Company A, 1-111th General Aviation Support Battalion, South Carolina Army National Guard, establish a perimeter defense around a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter as part of a personnel recovery and downed aircraft training exercise at the McCrady Training Center, Eastover, S.C., 3 May 2015.

 (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Kevin Pickering/Released)

1-111th General Aviation Support Battalion, South Carolina Army National Guard, establishes a perimeter defense around a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter as part of personnel recovery and downed aircraft training at the McCrady Training Center, Eastover, S.C., 3 May 2015. 

 (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Brian Calhoun/Released)

South Carolina National Guard, along with North Carolina and Georgia National Guard units conducted “Carolina Thunder 14”,  a drill weekend, joint training exercise Nov. 15, 2014. More than 30 aircraft participated in the mass take-off from McEntire Joint National Guard Base, Eastover, S.C. Units conducted air and ground operations at the Savannah River Site in Allendale, S.C. The S.C. Air National Guard 169th Fighter Wing’s F-16 Fighting Falcons joined AH-64D Apaches, CH-47 Chinooks, UH-60 Black Hawks and more than 100 Infantry Soldiers from the S.C. Army National Guard to train with Apaches from the N.C. Army National Guard and the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSATRS) and Joint Terminal Training Center (JTAC) from the Georgia Air National Guard in a collective force-on-force, enemy suppression and assault mission.

 (Tech. Sgt. David McLeod, USAF Photo)

Boeing C-17 Globemaster III from the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB, South Carolina, flies over the coast near Charleston, South Carolina, 3 June 2013.

 (Rob Schleiffert Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet (BuNo. 164274), USMC, VMFA-312,  Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, 1 July 1995.

 (TSGT Robert J. Horstman, USAF Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet, 204, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron-115 (VMFA-115), Silver Eagles, Beaufort, South Carolina (SC), armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles (wing tips), a GBU-12 (left), and an MK-83 1,000 lbs Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.

 (Cpl. Jonah Lovy, USMC Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18D Hornet, Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 224, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, 2016.

 (Capt. Amy Hansen, USAF Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A+ Hornets from VMFA-115, based out of Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, 2011.

 (Cpl. Sarah Cherry, USMC Photo)

Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 (VMFAT-501), Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, 2014.

 (Cpl. N.W. Huertas, USMC Photo)

Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 (VMFAT-501), Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, attaches to the hose of a Lockheed KC-130J Super Hercules during aerial refueling training over the Atlantic Ocean, 13 Aug 2015. 

South Carolina Warplane Survivors

Bamberg

 (Valder137 Photos)

Vought F4U-4 Corsair (BuNo. 97143), airworthy, James Tobul.

Beaufort, Marine Corps Air Station, Merritt Field.

 (Adrian Brooks Photo)

Boeing Vertol HH-46D Sea Knight (BuNo. 152530), C/N 2152, mounted on concrete pedestals.

 (Adrian Brooks Photo)

Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (BuNo. 147772), 01, C/N 12536.

 (Jim Hoagland Photo)

 (Nobuhiko Moriya Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F-4N Phantom II (BuNo. 152270), DW-201, C/N 1006.

 (Jim Hoagland Photo)

 (Adrian Brooks Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet (BuNo. 163157), VE-200, C/N 0586/A-493, USMC.

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18D Hornet (BuNo. 163486), EA-01, C/N 0719/D016.

 (Jim Hoagland Photos)

 (Adrian Brooks Photo)

North American FJ-3 Fury (BuNo. 141376), DR-3, painted as (BuNo. 135841), mounted on a concrete pylon, on loan from the MCMM.

 (Jim Hoagland Photo)

 (Adrian Brooks Photo)

Vought F-8U-2 (F-8C) Crusader (BuNo. 146963), DC-2.

Camden

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo.), c/n BA45FG-1, Reg. No. N43FG, Barry Avent, New York.

Charleston AFB, Air Park, 29404-5000.

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

Douglas C-47B Skytrain (Serial No. 43-49355), painted as VC-47D (Serial No. 42-100972), T2-U, C/N 15171/26616, “Chattanooga Choo Choo”.

Douglas C-124C Globemaster II (Serial No. 52-1072), C/N 43981.

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

Lockheed C-121C Super Constellation (Serial No. 54-0180), painted as (Serial No. 54-0153), C/N 4199.

 ( Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo0

Lockheed C-141B Starlifter (Serial No. 64-0624), "City of Charleston" of the 437th Air Wing based at Charleston AFB, 14 April 1984.

Lockheed C-141B Starlifter (Serial No. 63-8079), C/N 300-6010.

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

Charleston, The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, 171 Moultrie Street, 29409.

Bell AH-1 Cobra Helicopter (Serial No. 0-22699).

 (carolina1 Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 64-0816), XT, “Annette”.

Redstone Missile.

Cheraw

North American P-51D Mustang (Serial No. 45-11367), "Angels Playmate", P-51 Mustang LLC.

Chesnee

Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopter (Serial No. 70-16034), VFW Post 48.

Chesterfield

 (Armchair Aviator's Photo)

Vultee BT-13A Valiatn (Serial No.), c/n AAF-41-22410A. Wendell W. Hall.

Columbia, Fort Jackson Museum, Jackson Boulevard, 29207.

Bell UH-1B Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 64-13972), C/N 1096.

Columbia, South Carolina State Museum, 301 Gervais Street, 29212/

Clemson AM A-100 (Serial No. X-372).

North American B-25C Mitchell (Serial No.).

Columbia, McEntire Joint Reserve Base

General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 75-0746).

Florence, Air and Missile Museum, 2204 East Palmetto Street, 29506.  This museum closed in August 1997.  A number of aircraft that had been on display here as well as a V-2 rocket, were dispersed to other museums.

Boeing B-29 Superfortress, disassembled parts, moved to a new location.

Boeing KC-97G Stratofreighter (Serial No. 52-2624), C/N 16655, moved to a new location.

Convair YF-102A Delta Dagger (Serial No. 53-1788), FC-788, moved to the Carolinas Aviation Museum in North Carolina.

 (USAF Photo)

Douglas/On Mark B-26K Invader of the 609th Special Operations Squadron in flight over South-East Asia, sometime between 1967 and 1969.  The B-26K (Serial No. 64-17671), ex-A-26C (Serial No. 44-35820) was rebuilt by On Mark as a B-26K and arrived in South-East Asia in June 1966.  It was retired to the MASDC on 10 November 1969. The aircraft was later displayed in the Florence Air & Missile Museum, South Carolina.  When the museum closed in 1997, 64-17671 was scrapped for spare parts.

Douglas BTD-1 Destroyer (Serial No. 04959).  Now with the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center, 17 Aviation Drive, Horseheads, New York, on loan from the NMNA.

Douglas RB-66 Destroyer (Serial No. 53-0431), C/N 44312, moved to a new location.

Grumman C-1A trader (BuNo. 136790), 90, C/N 43, moved to Grissom AFB.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 53-6089), TR-089, C/N 580-9710, moved to the Florenceville Regional Airport.

Lockheed NC-121K Warning Star (BuNo. 141292), C/N 4416.  Broken up for spare parts.

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (Serial No.), moved to the Carolinas Aviation Museum in North Carolina.

North American F-86H Sabre (Serial No. 52-5737), C/N 187-159.  Now in Burlington, New Jersey.

Northrop F-89J Scorpion (Serial No. 53-2646), C/N N4777, moved to Shaw AFB.

Sikorsky HO4S-1 Horse (BuNo. 125506), moved to the Texas Air Museum, Slaton, Texas.

Gaffney

Cessna T-34B Tweet (Serial No. 54-2733), Cherokee County Veterans Museum.

Greenville

 (hummerstation Photo)

North American F-86H Sabre (Serial No. 52-1976), FU-976, mounted on three iron posts in Cleveland Park.

This memorial is dedicated to Major Rudolf Anderson Jr., a pilot and commissioned officer in the USAF and the first recipient of the Air Force Cross, the USAF's second-highest award for heroism.  He was the only person killed by enemy fire during the Cuban Missile Crisis.  On 27 Oct 1962, while serving with the 4080th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, Major Anderson took off in a U-2F (Serial Number 56-6676, former CIA Article 343) from a forward operating location at McCoy AFB in Orland, Florida.  A few hours into his mission, he was shot down by a Soviet-supplied S-75 Dvina (NATO designation SA-2 Guidline) surface-to-air missile, near Banes, Cuba. 

Greer

 (papermanone and catlover Photo)

Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopter (Serial No. 67-15768). 

Hilton Head

 (RuthAS Photo)

Waco CTO c/n A95, built in 1929, Reg. No. NC744H.

Hopkins

 (Jim Hoagland Photo)

Beechcraft C18S (C-45F) Expeditor (Serial No. 8104), paintd as (Serial No. 44-47696), Reg. No. N7381C, Harold Ewing.

McEntire ANGB, South Carolina Air National Guard, 169th FG, Memorial Park, 29044-9690.

Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (Serial No. 56-0985).

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

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 51-6915).

Lockheed F-104C Starfighter (Serial No. 57-0920).

LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 70-1035).

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

North American F-86H Sabre (Serial No. 53-1386).

North American F-86L Sabre Dog (Serial No. 53-1064).

Mount Pleasant, Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, 40 Patriots Point Road, 29464-4377.  Most of the aircraft listed here are preserved onboard the USS Yorktown (CVS-10).  The USS Laffey (DD-724) and the USS Clagamore (SS-343) are also preserved here.

USS Yorktown (CVS-10), Patriots Point, Charleston Harbour, South Carolina.  (Michael Forman Photo)

 (Ryan Pethick Photo)

 (Jim Hoagland Photo)

Bell UH-1D Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 65-10132), C/N 5176.

 (Jim Hoagland Photo)

Bell UH-1M Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 66-15005), C/N 1733, USN.

 (Jim Hoagland Photo)

Bell AH-1J Sea Cobra Helicopter (BuNo. 159210), C/N 26050.

Boeing Stearman N2S-4 Kaydet (Serial No. 07526), C/N 75-3130.

 (Jim Hoagland Photos)

Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless (BuNo. 36173), 14, C/N 4812.

 (Jim Hoagland Photos)

 (Tom Key Photo)

Douglas AD-4NA Skyraider (BuNo. 127007).

 (Tom Key Photo)

 (Jim Hoagland Photo)

Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (BuNo. 149623).

Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (BuNo.).

Douglas EA-3B Skywarrior (BuNo. 146457), 049, C/N 12409.

 (Tom Key Photo)

 (Jim Hoagland Photo)

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 88368), 21, C/N 3182.

 (Ted Key Photo)

Grumman (General Motors) TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 53842), 2, C/N 3904.

 (Jim Hoagland Photo)

Grumman F4F-3A Wildcat (BuNo. 3956), F-15, C/N 838, on loan from the NMNA.

 (Lt. Charles W. Kerlee, USN Photo)

The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-10) during the Marcus Island raid on 31 August 1943: Lt. Comdr. James H. "Jimmy" Flatley,Commander of Air Group 5 (CAG-5), sits in his Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat (code "00"), painted in a tricolor-scheme (certainly an "in the field" application) before takeoff. An Aviation Boatswain Mate stands ready to remove chock from wheels. A non-specular insignia white diagonal stripe on the tail and the green propeller hub signified CAG-5 aboard the Yorktown.

 (Jim Hoagland Photo)

 (Tom Key Photo)

Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat (BuNo. 79593), 00, C/N A-10738.

Grumman F-11A Tiger (BuNo. 141864), C/N 181 (F-11F).

 (Jim Hoagland Photo)

Grumman TF-9J Cougar (BuNo. 147385), M, VF-24 (F9F-8T).

Grumman A-6E Intruder (BuNo. 152599), C/N I-147.

Grumman EA-6B Intruder (BuNo. 152599), AG, C/N I-147.

Grumman F-14A Tomcat (BuNo. 159025), AD-101, C/N 86.

 (Jim Hoagland Photos)

Grumman S-2E Tracker (BuNo. 151657, NU-22, C/N 190C).

 (Jim Hoagland Photo)

 (Adrian Brooks Photo)

Grumman E-1B Tracer (BuNo. 147225), RR-710, C/N 24.

Lockheed S-3B Viking (BuNo. 159731), C/N 394A-3060.

 (Jim Hoagland Photos)

LTV A-7E Corsair II (BuNo. 159291), AC-301, C/N E-362, 300, 301.

 (Jim Hoagland Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II (BuNo. 153077), C/N 1579, 202.

 (Tom Key Photos)

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet (BuNo. 162435), AF-00, C/N 0278/A224.

Mercury Capsule, replica.

 (Jim Hoagland Photo)

North American B-25D Mitchell (Serial No. 41-29784), C/N 87-7949, "Furtle Turtle", built in Aug 1942.  To be repainted to represent a B-25B flown in the Doolittle Raid.

QH-50A DASH Gyrodyne (Serial No.), anti-submarine warfare drone.

QH-50C DASH Gyrodyne (Serial No. DS-1343), anti-submarine warfare drone.

 (Jim Hoagland Photos)

 (Adrian Brooks Photo)

Sikorsky UH-34D Seahorse Helicopter (BuNo. 147171), 4B-123, C/N 58-1087.  Now in USMC paint scheme.

 (Jim Hoagland Photos)

Sikorsky SH-3H Sea King Helicopter (BuNo. 149932), C/N 61201.

 (Jim Hoagland Photo)

Vought F8C Crusader (BuNo. 146939), NL-407.

Wright 1903 Flyer, replica.

(James Williams Forman Photo)

USS Yorktown (CVS-10), Patriots Point, Charleston Harbour, South Carolina.

Myrtle Beach AFB, Warbird Park, 1181 Shine Ave.

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

Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II (Serial No. 79-0079).

Lockheed PV-2 (BuNo.).

 (papermanone and catlover Photo)

LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 70-1019), MB, C/N D-165.

 (Anthony Rice Photo)

North American F-100D Super Sabre (Serial No. 56-2967), FW967, C/N 235-65, mounted on a pylon.

North Myrtle Beach

 (Theshipsgunner Photo)

Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon (BuNo. 37492), painted as "Air Tropic Island Charters" on display at Mayday Golf.

Shaw AFB, 29152-5000.

Cessna O-2A Skymaster (Serial No. 68-10962), SR, C/N 337M-0238, mounted on a pylon.

Douglas RB-66C Destroyer (Serial No. 54-0465), JN, C/N 44765.

Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II (Serial No. 75-0309).

General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon (Serial No.).

 (C. Mark Sublette Photos)

General Dynamics F-111E (SerialNo. 68-0039).

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 58-0273).

 (USAF Photo)

McDonnell RF-101C Voodoo (Serial No. 56-0172) of the 363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.  This aircraft was assigned to the 45th TRS, 460th TRW, and shot down by gunfire on 2 April 1966 over North Vietnam.  The pilot, Captain Daniel James Doughty, USAF, became a prisoner of war.

 (C. Mark Sublette Photo)

McDonnell RF-101C Voodoo (Serial No. 56-0099), C/N 333, mounted on concrete stands.

McDonnell Douglas RF-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 63-7748), SW, C/N 532, mounted on a concrete stand.

 (Jim Hoagland Photos)

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (Serial No. 42-26470), mounted on a pylon in front of Headquarters 9th Air Force.

Republic F-105 Thunderchief (Serial No.).