Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   
Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in Mexico

Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in Mexico

The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document Warplanes from the Second World War preserved in Mexico.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these aircraft to provide and update the data on this website.  Photos are as credited.  Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, corrections or amendments to this list of Warplane Survivors of the Second World War in Mexico would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at 

Data current to 17 Nov 2018.

 (USAAF Photo)

Mexican air force Captain Radames Gaxiola Andrade stands in front of his Republic P-47D Thunderbolt with his maintenance team after he returned from a combat mission.  Captain Andrade was assigned to the Mexican air force's Escuadron 201. Members of the Escuadron 201 fought alongside U.S. forces during the Second World War.

Aviation Museums in Mexico

Ciudad Lerdo, Museo Francisco Sarabia.

Guadalajara, Museo del Ejércition Y Fuerza Aérea, Mexican Air Force Museum.

Mexico City, MUTEC Museo Technologico de la Comision Federal de Electricidad.

Puebla, Museo del Ejército y Fuerza Aérea Mexicanos.

Santa Lucia, Museo Militar de Aviacion, Military Aviation Museum.

Torreón, Museo Nacional de la Aviación y el Espacio, la Ciencia y la Technologia.

Veracruz, Museo Naval México.

Xalapa, Museo Interactivo de Xalapa.

Warplanes from the Second World War preserved in Mexico.

North American T-6 Texan.

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-72934), "Shangri-La", Reg. No. XV-HVL, Humberto Lobo, Monterey.

 (USAAF Photo)

Republic P-47D-30-RA Thunderbolt, USAAF (Serial No. 44-33721) from Escuadrón 201 (201st Squadron), Fuerza Aérea Expedicionaria Mexicana (FAEM), Mexican Expeditionary Air Force, over the Philippines during the summer of 1945.  The squadron was attached to the 58th Fighter Group of the United States Army Air Forces during the liberation of the main Philippine island of Luzon, flying 785 sorties in 96 combat missions.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (Serial No. 44090205).