Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United States of America, Bell P-39 Airacobra and Bell P-63 Kingcobra

Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United States of America, 

Bell P-39 Airacobras and

Bell P-63 Kingcobras

The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document Warplanes from the Second World War preserved in the USA.  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 the United States of America would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at hskaarup@rogers.com.

Data current to 15 Nov 2018.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Bell P-39N Airacobra (Serial No. 42-8740), Yanks Air Museum, Chino, California.

Bell P-39N Airacobra (Serial No. 42-18814) "Girlie", recovered from Tadji New Guinea in 1972 by MARC, Pima Air & Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona.

Bell P-39N Airacobra (Serial No. 42-18408), "Snooks 2nd", "Betty Lou 3rd", Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, Buffalo, New York.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Bell P-39N Airacobra (Serial No. 42-19027), "Small Fry", "Little Sir Echo", Planes of Fame, Chino, California.

 (SDA&SM Photo)

Bell P-39Q Airacobra (Serial No. 44-3478).

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Bell P-39Q Airacobra (Serial No. 42-20000), March Field Air Museum, Riverside, California.

(Author Photo)

Bell P-39Q Airacobra (Serial No. 42-20007), Virginia Air & Space Center, Hampton, Virginia.

Bell P-39Q Airacobra (Serial No. 44-2485), Erickson Aircraft Collection, Madrs, Oregon.

 (Garber Facility Photo)

Bell P-39Q Airacobra (Serial No. 44-2433), C/N 26E-433, “Galloping Gertie,” Reg. No. NX57591, “Juba”, race No. 12, N57591.  This aircraft is preserved in the National Air and Space Museum (NASM), Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Washington Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia.

 (NMUSAF Photo)

Bell P-39Q Airacobra (Serial No. 44-3887), 31, painted as (Serial No. 41-7073.  National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton, Ohio.

 (Author Photo)

Bell P-39Q Airacobra (Serial No. 42-19597), "Miss Connie", Commemorative Air Force (CenTex Wing), San Marcos, Texas.

 (Kogo Photo)

Bell P-39Q Airacobra (Serial No. 42-19993), "Brooklyn Bum", Lewis Air Legends, San Antonio, Texas.

Bell P-39Q Airacobra (Serial No. 44-2911), "Miss Lend Lease", under restoration at the Niagara Aerospace Museum, Niagara Falls. This aircraft was recovered from a Russian lake after disappearing during a routine mission during the Second World War.  The pilot's remains were recovered and buried with full military honours.  The aircraft crashed due to engine failure, as two holes were found inside the engine block from snapped connecting rods. 

Bell RP-39Q Airacobra (Serial No. 44-3908), "Whistlin Britches", Air Zoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

 (Garber Facility Photo)

Bell P-63A Kingcobra (Serial No. 42-70255), 33-131, “Edythe Louise”.  National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Washington Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia.

Bell P-63A Kingcobra (Serial No. 42-68941), Commemorative Air Force (Dixie Wing), Peachtree City, Georgia.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Bell P-63A Kingcobra (Serial No. 42-69080), "Fatal Fang", Yanks Air Museum, Chino, California.

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Bell P-63A Kingcobra (Serial No. 42-70609), Military Aviation Museum, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Bell P-63C Kingcobra (Serial No. 43-11223), painted as P-63A-6 (Serial No. 42-69021), Legacy of Flight Museum, Rexburg, Idaho.

 (Author Photo)

Bell P-63E Kingcobra (Serial No. 43-11727), Pima Air & Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona.

 (Goshimini Photo)

Bell P-63E Kingcobra (Serial No. 43-11728), 1L76, painted to represent an RP-63A.  National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton, Ohio.

 (Goshimini Photo)

Bell P-63E Kingcobra (Serial No. 42-68864), "Pretty Polly", Palm Springs Air Museum, Palm Springs, California.

 (Author Photo)

Bell P-63F Kingcobra (Serial No. 43-11719), Commemorative Air Force, San Marcos, Texas.

Bell P-63F Kingcobra (Serial No. 45-57295), Lackland AFB, Texas.

 (Author Photo)

Bell RP-63C Kingcobra (Serial No. 43-11117), painted as Soviet 29004, Fantasy of Flight, Polk City, Florida.