Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Warplane Survivors USA: Texas, Galveston, Lone Star Flight Museum

Texas Warplanes, Galveston, 

Lone Star Flight Museum

Data current to 9 Aug 2018.

Galveston, Lone Star Flight Museum, 2002 Terminal Drive, 77554.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Beechcraft D17S Staggerwing (Serial No. 44-67791), c/n 6897.   Built for the US military, but instead allocated to the Royal Navy under lend-lease agreements and became (Serial No. FT527) in Fleet Air Arm service, known as the Traveller I.  She later returned to the US and transferred to the US Navy with the designation GB-2 (BuNo. 32911). 

Beechcraft D18H Expeditor (Serial No. 670), Reg. No. N954, flying.

Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan (Serial No. 42-37240), Reg. No. N81Y, flying.

Beechcraft C-1A (BuNo. 146052), Reg. No. N81193, static.

Beechcraft T-34A Mentor (Serial No. 53-4119), Reg. No. N663DB, flying.

Bell UH-1E Iroquois helicopter (Serial No. 22490), Reg. No. N22490, flying.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet (BuNo. 07718), c/n 75-7322, Reg. No. N84LK, flying.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet (Serial No. 75-8111), Reg. No. N75272, flying.

Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet (Serial No. 75-8665), Reg. No. N450TG, flying.

Boeing PV-2D (BuNo. 37634), Reg. No. N6655D, static.

 (Steve Fitzgerald Photo)

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (Serial No. 44-85718), with French Civil Reg. No. F-BEEC of the Institut Geographique National still visible on the fuselage sides.  It was registered to Fairoaks Aviation Services Limited in April 1984 and operated with Doug Arnold's Warbirds of GB Ltd.  It can now be found at the Lone Star Flight Museum, as “Thunder Bird”, Reg. No. N900RW.

 (Master Sgt. Michael A. Kaplan, USAF Photo)

 (Balon Greyjoy Photo)

 (Emgonzalez Photo)

 (Michaelkemp Photo)

 (Logawi Photo)

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (Serial No. 44-85718), Reg. No. N900RW, “Thunder Bird”.  Airworthy.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Burgess Model H Military Tractor, replica.  First flown in 1912 this was one of the first aeroplanes designed in the US specifically for military use.  Seven were built and were among the first 30 aircraft used by the US military.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Cessna T-50 Crane (Serial No. 6644), Reg. No. N51469, flying.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Cessna T-41B Mescalero (Serial No. 15132), Reg. No. N15138.

 (Michaelkemp Photo)

Consolidated-Vultee 28-5ACF (PBY-5A) Catalina (Serial No. 407), Reg. No. N68740.

 (Triple-green Photo)

Convair TB-58A Hustler (Serial No. 55-0668), C/N 9, on loan from the NMUSAF.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Curtiss A-1  Triad replica.  In May 1911, the Curtiss Model E became the first aircraft ordered by the US Navy. It was given the designation A-1 and gained the nickname ‘Triad’ because it could operate on land, on water, or in the air. 

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Douglas SBD-5/A-24B Dauntless (Serial No. 42-54682), c/n 17521, Reg. No. N93RW, flying.

Douglas A-20G Havoc (Serial No. 42-21709), 42-21356, Reg. No. N3WF, flying.

Fairey Firefly Mk. V (Serial No. WD-840), Reg. No. N1840.

 (USN Photo)

Grumman F3F-2 fighter (BuNo. 1014) used for training at the U.S. Navy Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in August 1942.

Grumman F3F-2 Flying Barrel (BuNo. 0972), Reg. No. N20RW, flying.

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 69329), Reg. No. N700RW, flying.

 (thebeav69 Photo)

General Motors (Eastern) TBM-3E Avenger (Serial No. 53575), Reg. No. N6447C, previously with the Erickson Aircraft Collection of Madras, Oregon.

General Motors (Eastern Aircraft) FM-2 Wildcat (Serial No. 47160), Reg. No. N551TC, airworthy.

 (Michaelkemp Photo)

 (Triple-green Photo)

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat (BuNo. 41930), on loan from Commanche Warbirds Inc.

Grumman C-1A COD Trader (BuNo. 146052), 346052, Reg. No. N81193, project.

Hawker Hurricane Mk. XII, RCAF (Serial No. 5708), C/N Canadian Car and Foundry CCF 96, Reg. No. N96RW.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Lockheed PV-2D Harpoon (BuNo. 37634), Reg. No. N6655D, flying.

Lockheed C-60/L-18-56 Lodestar (Serial No. 2565), Reg. No. N43WT.

 (Michael Kemp Photo)

Mikoyan Gureich MiG-21 Fishbed.

Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3 Yellow Peril (Serial No. 1974), Reg. No. N3NZ, flying.

North American AT-6A Texan (Serial No. 77-4601), Reg. No. N78RN, flying.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

North American SNJ-5 Texan (Serial No. 85053), “Ace in the Hole”.  Built as an AT-6D (Serial No. 42-85493, c/n 88-17274, but became a US Navy SNJ-5 Reg. No. N566TX.

 (Michaelkemp Photo)

North American/Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard Mk. IV (Serial No. 20247), Reg. No. N1811B, flying.

 (Michael Kemp Photo)

 (Triple-green Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-86734), Reg. No. N333RW, “Special Delivery”.

 (Patsy Lynch Photo)

North American F-100D-75-NA Super Sabre (Serial No. 56-3154), CB, C/N 300-252, mounted on a concrete pylon.  On loan from the NMUSAF.  CB was the tail code of the 90th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing at Bien Hoa Air Base, Vietnam.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Piper L-4J Cub (Serial No. 45-4900), c/n 13640, DE, Reg. No. N5985V. 

 (Michaelkemp Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Republic P-47D-40-RA Thunderbolt (Serial No. 44-90368), "Tarheel Hal", Reg. No. N4747P, flying.

Stinson L-5 Sentinel (Serial No. 1039), Reg. No. N68MH, flying.

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe, RAF (Serial No. TE392), ZX-Z, Reg. No. N97RW, airworthy.  This aircraft represents the personal mount of Sqn Ldr Lance C. Wade, a Texan who flew with RAF No. 145 Sqn from 1940 to 1944 and went on to become an Ace.

 (Triple-green Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Vought F4U-5P Corsair (BuNo. 121881), Reg. No. N43RW, airworthy.