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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the Republic of Korea

Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the Republic of Korea

The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document Warplanes from the Second World War preserved in the Republic of Korea.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these aircraft to provide and update the data on this website.  Photos are by the author unless otherwise 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 the Republic of Korea would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at hskaarup@rogers.com.

Data current to 20 Nov 2018.

 (Jerry Gunner Photo)

Boeing B-29 Superfortress (Serial No. 45-21739), W-48, "Unification", KAI Aerospace Museum, Sachon, South Korea.

 (Piotrus Photos)

Curtiss C-46 Commando (Serial No.), 541, War Memorial of Korea, Youngsan-gu, Korea.

 (Jerry Gunner Photo)

Curtiss C-46 Commando (Serial No. 78053), KAI Aerospace Museum, Sachon, South Korea.

 (Jerry Gunner Photo)

Douglas EC-47Q Skytrain (Serial No. 42-93704), RoKAF, KAI Aerospace Museum, Sachon, South Korea.

 (Jerry Gunner Photo)

Douglas C-54G Skymaster (Serial No. 0-50582), RoKAF, KAI Aerospace Museum, Sachon, South Korea.

 (USAF Photo)

Douglas B-26B-51-DL Invader (Serial No. 44-34331), c/n 27610, of the 8th Bomb Squadron, 3rd Bomb Group, over North Korea, ca February 1951.  This aircraft was shot down by flak on 17 February 1951.

 (USAF Photo)

Douglas B-26B Invader from the 3rd Bomb Wing (Light) testing its 12.7-mm machine guns in Korea, 1952.

 (Jerry Gunner Photo)

Douglas B-26K Invader, built as a B-26C (Serial No. 44-34119), KAI Aerospace Museum, Sachon, South Korea.

 (Jerry Gunner Photos)

North American LT-6G Texan (Serial No. 117354),  KAI Aerospace Museum, Sachon, South Korea.

 (USAF Photo)

North American F-51 Mustangs flown by the Republic of Korea, ca 1954.

 (Piotrus Photo)

 (aeroprints.com Photos)

North American F-51D Mustang (Serial No. 205), War Memorial of Korea, Youngsan-gu, Korea.

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-73494), Republic of Korea Air Force Museum, Seoul.

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-84669), Seoul.

 (Jerry Gunner Photo)

North American TF-51D Mustang (Serial No. 053), KAI Aerospace Museum, Sachon, South Korea.

 (Hunini Photo)

North American F-51D Mustang (Serial No. 030), K,  Jeju Aerospace Museum, Korea.

 (NMNA Photos)

A former Japanese Tachikawa Ki-9 "Spruce" pictured at airfield K-1 (Pusan-West) in South Korea during 1951.  It is painted in South Korean markings on the wings and a 1944-1946-style US insignia on the fuselage.

 (National Archives Photo)

North Korean Ilyushin Il-10 attack aircraft captured by United Nations forces at Kimpo airfield during the Korean War, 1 Sep 1950.

 (USN Photo)

U.S. Navy aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Group 101 (CVG-101) in flight off Korea, in August 1951.  CVG-101 was deployed to Korea aboard the aircraft carrier USS Boxer (CV-21) from 2 March to 24 October 1951.  Visible are two Vought F4U-4 Corsairs each of Fighter Squadron 791 (VF-791) "Fighting Falcons" (A-2XX) and VF-884 "Bitter Birds", and four Douglas AD-2 Skyraider of Attack Squadron 702 (VA-702) "Rustlers".

 (USMC Photo)

U.S. Marine Corps Vought F4U-4 Corsair from Marine headquarters squadron (Hedron) 33 returning from a combat mission in Korea, ca 1952.

 (USN Photo)

 U.S. Marine Corps Vought F4U-4B Corsair of Marine Fighter Squadron 214 (VMF-214) "Blacksheep" being readied for take-off between August and November 1950 aboard the escort carrier USS Sicily (CVE-118) for a strike in Korea.

 (TSgt. Ralph Austin, USMC Photo)

U.S. Marine Corps mechanics service a Royal Navy Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 (Serial No. WE790).   This aircraft was likely in service with the Royal Australian Navy.  RAN 805 and 808 Squadrons operated from the aircraft carrier HMAS Sydney (R17) off Korea between 4 October 1951 and 27 January 1952.  In the background is a Vought F4U-4 Corsair. Unusual is the lack of any tail code on either aircraft.

 (USAF Photo)

North American F-82G Twin Mustang (Serial No. 46-372), 68th Fighter-All Weather Squadron, having engine maintenance at a forward base in South Korea, 1951