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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United States of America, Douglas SBD Dauntless and A-24 Banshee

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

Douglas SBD Dauntless and A-24 Banshee

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.

Douglas SBD Dauntless and A-24 Banshee dive bombers preserved in the USA by aircraft type, serial number, registration number and location:

Douglas SBD-1 Dauntless (BuNo. 01612), being restored for display at the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, San Diego, California.

 (NMNA Photo)

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Douglas SBD-2 Dauntless (BuNo. 02106), c/n 632, 6, took part in the Battle of Midway. National Museum of Naval Aviation, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.

Douglas SBD-2 Dauntless (BuNo. 02173), Pacific Aviation Museum, Ford Island, Hawaii.

 (Author Photo)

Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless (BuNo. 06508), National World War II Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless (BuNo. 06583), National Museum of the Marine Corps, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.

Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless (BuNo. 06624), Air Zoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan. It is on loan from National Museum of Naval Aviation, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.

 (Articseahorse Photo)

Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless (BuNo. 06694), USS Lexington (CV-16) Museum, Corpus Christi, Texas.

Douglas SBD-4 Dauntless (BuNo. 06833), National Museum of Naval Aviation, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida in its recovered condition in a simulated underwater exhibit.

Douglas SBD-4 Dauntless (BuNo. 06900), San Diego Aerospace Museum, San Diego, California.

Douglas SBD-4 Dauntless (BuNo. 10508), being restored for display at the Castle Air Museum, Atwater, California.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Douglas SBD-4 Dauntless (BuNo. 10518), c/n 2478, Yanks Air Museum, Chino, California. Airworthy.

Douglas SBD-4 Dauntless (BuNo. 10694), Midway Dauntless LLC, Bellevue, Washington. Airworthy.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless (BuNo. 28536), c/n 3883, Planes of Fame, Chino, California. Airworthy.

Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless (BuNo. 36173), USS Yorktown (CV-10), Patriot's Point Naval and Maritime Museum, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless (BuNo. 36176), Palm Springs Air Museum, Palm Springs, California.

 (J JMesserly Photo)

Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless (BuNo. 36177), B23, Pacific Aviation Museum, Ford Island, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless (BuNo. 54532), Commemorative Air Force (Dixie Wing), Peachtree City, Georgia.  Airworthy.

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless (BuNo. 54654), USS Midway Museum, San Diego, California.

 (Mys 721tx Photo)

Douglas SBD-6 Dauntless (BuNo. 54605), National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Douglas A-24A Banshee (Serial No. 42-60817), painted as an SBD-3, Erickson Aircraft Collection in Madras, Oregon. Airworthy.

 (NMUSAF Photo)

Douglas A-24B Banshee (Serial No. 42-54582), painted as USAAC (Serial No. 41-15786), c/n 17421. National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton, Ohio.  Douglas SBD-4 Dauntless (BuNo. 10575).

 (Valder137 Photo)

Douglas A-24B Banshee (Serial No. 42-54643), in storage at the Golden Hill Storage Facility, Fantasy of Flight, Polk City, Florida.

Douglas A-24B Banshee (Serial No. 42-54654), being restored for display at the Pima Air & Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona.

Douglas A-24B Banshee (Serial No. 42-54682), painted as an SBD-5, Lone Star Flight Museum, Galveston, Texas. Airworthy.