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

Tennessee Warplanes

Data Current to 12 June 2018.

 (USGOV-PD Photo)

Republic P-47N Thunderbolt (Serial No. 45-49253), 105th Fighter Squadron, Tennessee Air National Guard, 1947.

 (USGOV-PD Photo)

Republic P-47N Thunderbolt (Serial No. 42-28738), 105th Fighter Squadron, Tennessee Air National Guard, 1947.

 (USGOV-PD Photo)

North American F-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-73075), 105th Fighter Squadron, Tennessee Air National Guard, 1953.  

   (USAF Photo)

North American F-86D Sabre (Serial No. 51-8421), 151st Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 134th Fighter Interceptor Group, Tennessee Air National Guard,  McGhee Tyson Air Force Base, Knoxville, Tennessee, ca. late 1950s.

 (USGOV-PD Photo)

Lockheed F-104A-25-LO Starfighter (Serial No. 56-0834), 151st Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Tennessee Air National Guard, ca 1961.

 (SDA&SM Photo)

Lockheed F-104A-25-LO Starfighter (Serial No. 56-0822), 151st Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Tennessee Air National Guard, ca 1961.

 (USAF Photo)

Lockheed F-104A-25-LO Starfighter (Serial No. 56-0860), 151st Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 134th Fighter Interceptor Group, Tennessee Air National Guard, McGhee Tyson Air Force Base, Knoxville, Tennessee, ca 1963.

 (John Beasley Photo)

Lockheed C-130H Hercules (Serial No. 89-1181), "Music 81", Tennessee Air National Guard, 2009.  

 (Master Sgt. Kendra Owenby, USAF Photo)

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker, 134th Air Refueling Wing, McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Knoxville, Tennessee, 2012.

 (Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Young, US ANG Photo)

Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker, 134th Air Refueling Wing taxis through the wash rack, also known as a bird bath, after a mission. The jets are required to be washed more often in a salt water environment and is important to the maintenance of the refueler.

 (Pfc. Nicholas A. Hernandez, USAF Photo)

Lockheed C-5A Galaxy (Serial No. 70-0449), 155th Airlift Squadron, 164th Airlift Wing, Tennessee Air National Guard, 2006.

Tennessee Warplane Survivors

Arnold AFB, Tullahoma.

General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 79-0407), NA, C/N 61-192.  Main Gate.

 (walkingwildly Photo)

Grumman F-14D Tomcat (BuNo. 163893), AJ-213, C/N 603/D-8, VF-213.  Main Gate.

McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 63-7644), C/N 745.  Second Gate.

 (walkingwildly Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle (Serial No. 77-0068), ET, C/N 342/A280.  Main Gate.

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet (BuNo. 162838), C/N 0358/A299, VFA-87.

 (walkingwildly Photo)

Republic F-105D Thunderchief (Serial No. 62-4328), JJ, C/N D527.  Main Gate.

Athens, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5146.

McDonnell Douglas NF-4E Phantom II (Serial No. 66-0319), Thunderbird 2, C/N 2561, mounted on a pylon.

Athens, Swift Museum Foundation, 217 Airport Road, McMinn County Airport, 37303.

AMC Texas 205, Reg. No. N78851.

Globe Swift GC-1A, Reg. No. N80500.

Globe Swift GC-1A, Reg. No. N80760.

Globe Swift GC-1B, Reg. No. N2379B.

Globe Swift GC-1B, Reg. No. N3788K.

Globe GC-1B Super Swift, Reg. No. N80637.

Temco T-35A Buckaroo, Reg. No. N68773.

Temco T-35A Buckaroo, 1021, Reg. No. N909B

Caryville, Campbell County Military Display.

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

Chattanooga, Tennessee Air National Guard, 241st FG, 37412.

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

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 59-0412).


Bell AH-1 Cobra (Serial No. 67-15642), Veteran's Memorial Park.

Douglas TA-4 Skyhawk (BuNo.).


Douglas A-4L Skyhawk (BuNo. 149508), NL-504, C/N 12833, USS Coral Sea, mounted on a pylon.

Douglas TA-4E Skyhawk (BuNo. 152102), Naval Museum of Armament & Technology, Covington Municipal Airport.

Crossville, Cumberland High School, 660 Stanley Street, 38555.

Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (BuNo. 148572)

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


 (walkingwildly Photo)

Bell AH-1 Cobra (Serial No. 70-16053), Veteran's Memorial Park.


Douglas A-4M Skyhawk (BuNo. 158430), Sequatchie County Veterans Memorial Park.

Gallatin, Sumner County Regional/Municipal Airport.

McDonnell NF-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 63-7654, ED, C/N 762.

Halls, Veterans Museum, Arnold Field, Dyersburg Army Air Base, 100 Veterans Drive, 38040.

Boeing Vertol CH-46E Sea Knight (BuNo. 156427), YP-05.

LTV A-7E Corsair II (BuNo. 160869), AE-401, C/N E-530.

Hixon Museum of Flight, Richard B. Russell Regional Airport, Rome, 37343.

Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor (Serial No. 11638), US Army markings, Reg. No. N7588.

Beechcraft T-34 Mentor (BuNo.).

Douglas BTD-1 Destroyer (Serial No. 4959), the only one preserved.

Grumman F-14D Tomcat (Serial No. 164346).  Previously on display at the Virginia Aviation Museum.

Taylorcraft, Reg. No. N96661.

North American T-28A Trojan (BuNo.), EAM 213

 (Kenneth Holley Photo)

North American T-28B Trojan (BuNo. 138331).

Piper Apache, Reg. No. N4254P.

Douglas BTD-1 Destroyer.


 (vhasler Photo)

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 53-6009), on display at the Bowser Ridge field of the Johnson City Radio Controllers.

Knoxville, Catalina Air Inc., 2221 Alcola Hwy, 37701-3162.

Douglas C-47A Skytrain  (Serial No.).

Knoxville, Tennessee Air National Guard, 134th ARG, McGhee-Tyson Airport, 37901.


Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopter (Serial No. 66-15321), VFW Post No. 5154.

 (Hector Vazquez Photo)

Lockheed F-104C Starfighter  (Serial No. 56-0890), mounted on a pylon.

 (Hector Vazquez Photo)

North American F-86D Sabre Dog (Serial No. 52-3679).

Memphis, Graceland, 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard, 38116-4106.

 (Sweetpea57 Photo)

Convair 880, “Lisa Marie”, Reg. No. N880EP.

Lockheed Jetstar, “Hound Dog 2”, Reg. No. N777EP.


Curtiss P-40E Warhawk (Serial No. 18723), previously RCAF (Serial No. AK979), Federal Express Corp. 

Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress (Serial No. 41-24485), DF-A, `Memphis Belle`, C/N 3170.  This aircraft has been moved to the NMUSAF, Dayton, Ohio for restoration.

 (Paulmaz Photo)

 (Dave Miller Photos)

Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 (Serial No. WJ288), Reg. No. NX15S.  General DeWitt Spain Airport.

Millington, Memphis NAS, Naval Support Activity Mid-South (previously NATTC), 38053.

 (Thomas R Machnitzki Photo)

Grumman F-11A Tiger (BuNo. 141---), Blue Angels No.1, mounted on a pylon, on loan from the NMNA.

LTV A-7E Corsair II (BuNo. 154456), 405, C/N B-096, instructional airframe.

LTV A-7E Corsair II (BuNo. 158657), 22, C/N E-283, instructional airframe.

LTV A-7E Corsair II (BuNo. 158842), AC-402, C/N E-331, instructional airframe.

LTV A-7E Corsair II (BuNo. 160613), 306, C/N E-482, instructional airframe.

McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II (BuNo. 153839), SD-102, C/N 2227.

 (Cordova Dave Photo)

North American RA-5C Vigilante (BuNo. 156608), NE-610, C/N 316-1, USS Ranger, mounted on a pylon.

Nashville, Tennessee Air National Guard, 118th AW, Nashville Metropolitan Airport, 37217-0267.

Republic RF-84F Thunderflash (Serial No. 53-7529), mounted on a pylon.

 (Bubba73 Photo)

 (TerraViators Photo)

North American F-86L Sabre Dog (Serial No. 53-0668), mounted on a pylon at Centennial Park.

Nashville, Bristol Heritage Collection, 210 Club Parkway, 37221-1900.  This museum is closed.

Bristol Bolingbroke  (Serial No.).

Bristol Beaufort  (Serial No.).

Fairey Swordfish  (Serial No.).

Westland Lysander Mk. IIIA  (Serial No.).

Pigeon Forge, Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf, 3010 Parkway, 37863.

Beechcraft D18S.

Pigeon Forge, Veterans Memorial Museum, 110 Showplace Boulevard, 37863-4977.  This museum is closed.

North American P-51D Mustang, replica.

Rossville, Commemorative Air Force, Tennessee Volunteer Squadron, 38134.

Sevierville, Tennessee Museum of Aviation, 135 Air Museum Way, 37862.

Beechcraft RC-45J/SNB Expeditor (Serial No.), Reg. No. N145J.

Bell 222.

Boeing P-12E Hawk, ¾ scale replica, Reg. No. N3412E.

Douglas A-4 Skyhawk cockpit.

Canadair CL-13B Sabre Mk. VI (Serial No.), Reg. No. N50CJ.

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No.), FU-740, Reg. No. N307FS.

Cessna L-19 Bird Dog, project.

Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina.

Douglas AD-6/A-1H Skyraider, Reg. No. N665TC.

Grumman (General Motors) TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 91453), 15.

Grumman HU-16E Albatross, Reg. No. N29853.

Kaman HUP-2 Retriever Helicopter (BuNo.).

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No.), Reg. No. N133CK.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 53-6069).

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet cockpit.

Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-17F Fresco/PZL-Mielec Lim-5 (Serial No. 1706).

Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-17 Fresco/PZL-Mielec Lim-5R (Serial No. 1728).

Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21US Fishbed (Serial No. 4007).

North American B-25G Mitchell cockpit.

North American SNJ-4 Texan (BuNo. 27823), Reg. No. N6423D.

North American T-6G Texan (Serial No. 85077). PA-4, Reg. No. N29963.

North American T-28A Trojan (BuNo. 138129), NM-129, Reg. No. NX32257.

North American Rockwell OV-10D Bronco, Reg. No. N12320.

Piasecki HUP-2 Retriever (BuNo. 128567).

 (Kogo Photo)

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (Serial No. 490460), "Hun Hunter XVI", 40, Reg. No. NX9246B.

 (Kogo Photos)

Republic P-47D-40-RA Thunderbolt (Serial No. 44-90438), c/n 399-55583, ex-FYR Air Force, 44, “Wicked Wabbit”, Reg. No. N9246W.  John Shoffner.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (Serial No. 45-49130), in storage.

Sikorsky UH-34G Seabat Helicopter (BuNo. 140136), C/N 58-0190.

Wright 1902 Flyer model.

Wright Glider, replica.


 (BackBrakeBilly Photo)

Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter (Serial No. ----48), "Blue Star 786", mounted on a pylon.  Vietnam War Memorial.


Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopter (Serial No. 68-17085), VFW Post No. 5156.

Tullahoma, Beechcraft Heritage Museum, 570 Old Shelbyville Hwy, 37388.

Travel Air 1000, C/N 1, Reg. NC241.  1924.

Travel Air 4000, C/N 1295, Reg. No. NC367M.  1929.

Travel Air 4000, Reg. No. NR614K.

Travel Air R, “Mystery Ship”, Reg. No. N1313.  Racing Wings and tail group.

Beechcraft A17R Staggerwing, C/N 1, Reg. No. NC499N.  1932.

Beechcraft B17L Staggerwing, C/N 21, Reg. No. NC14409.  1934.

Beechcraft C17L Staggerwing, C/N 100, Reg. No. NC962W.  1936.

Beechcraft E17B Staggerwing, C/N 231, Reg. No. NC19467. 1938.

Beechcraft F17D Staggerwing, C/N 333, Reg. No. NC20798.  1939.

Beechcraft D17S Staggerwing, C/N 395, Reg. No. NC20753.  1940.

Beechcraft D17S Staggerwing, C/N 6914, Reg. No. N35JM.  1944.

Beechcraft G17S Staggerwing, C/N B-3, Reg. No. N44G.  1946.

Beechcraft G17S Staggerwing, C/N B-7, Reg. No. N80308.  1946.

Beechcraft S18D, C/N 178, Reg. No. CF-BKO.  1938.

Beechcraft D18S, C/N A-935, Reg. No. N4477.  1952.

Beechcraft C-45H Expeditor (Serial No. 52-10894), C/N AF-824, Reg. No. N7916A.  1954.

Beechcraft UC-45J Expeditor, Reg. No. N20003.  Cockpit display.

Beechcraft C-45H Expeditor, Reg. No. N435A.

Beechcraft E18S, C/M BA-453, “Miss Maine”, Reg. No. N712JS.  1959.

Beechcraft 35 Bonanza, C/N 18, Reg. No. NC80418.  1947.

Beechcraft A-36 Bonanza, C/N E-2503, Reg. No. N9697R.  1959.

Beechcraft UC-43D, Reg. No. NC17083.

Beechcraft H35 Bonanza, Reg. No. N5404D.

Fleet Super V Bonanza, Reg. No. NC241.

Beechcraft T-34B Mentor (BuNo. 144015), (Model 45), Reg. No. N434RM.  1957.

Beechcraft D-50E Twin Bonanza, Excalibur, C/N DH-326, Reg. No. N14VU.  1962.

Beechcraft Cutaway Bonanza V35B.

Beechcraft Super V Bonanza, C/N SV-109D-549, Reg. No. N3124V.

Beechcraft 95-55 Baron, C/N TC-1, Reg. No. N9695R.  1960.

Beechcraft 2000A Starship 1, C/N NC-49, XA-TQF, Reg. No. N8224Q.  1994.

Beechcraft Bonanza, Cianchette Lionheart, C/N 003, Reg. No. N985CC.

Tullahoma, Regional Airport, William Northern Field.

Brewster SB2A Buccaneer (BuNo. 324311), hulk.

Brewster SB2A Buccaneer (BuNo. 324384), hulk.

Brewster SB2A Buccaneer (BuNo. 326068), hulk.