Warplane Survivors USA: Kentucky

Kentucky Warplanes

(USGOV-PD Photo)

North American F-51D-30-NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-74850), 165th Fighter Squadron, Kentucky Air National Guard, 1947.

(USAF Photo)

North American F-51D Mustangs (Serial Nos. 44-73129, 44-73510, 44-74477) from the 165th Fighter Squadron, 123rd Fighter Group, Kentucky Air National Guard, ca 1947.

(Lt. Ralph O. Fullerton, USAF Photo)

North American F-86A Sabre (Serial No. 49-1081), 165th Fighter Squadron, 123rd Fighter Group, Kentucky Air National Guard, 1957.

(USAF Photo)

Republic F-84E Thunderjet (Serial No. 49-2066), 123rd Fighter-Bomber Group.

(USAF Photo)

Martin B-57B-MA Canberra (Serial No. 52-1551), 165th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron,Kentucky Air National Guard, 1962.

(Norman Taylor, USAF Photo)

McDonnell RF-101H Voodoo from the 165th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 123rd Tactical Reconnaissance Group, Kentucky Air National Guard, at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, on 26 August 1968.

(TSgt G. Dennis Plummer, USAF Photo)

McDonnell RF-4C Phantom II (Serial No.  65-0823), 165th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 123rd Tactical Reconnaissance Group, Kentucky Air National Guard, 25 May 1983 in flight.

(TSgt G. Dennis Plummer, USAF Photo)

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McDonnell RF-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 65-0837), 165th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 123rd Tactical Reconnaissance Group, Kentucky Air National Guard, landing with drag chute out.  (TSgt G. Dennis Plummer, USAF Photo)

Lockheed C-130H Hercules (Serial No. 91-1236), 165th Airlift Squadron, Kentucky Air National Guard, 17 May 2011.

Kentucky Warplane Survivors

Bowling Green, Aviation Heritage Park, 825 Three Springs Road.

(Dave Gorman Photo)

(Martin McGuire Photo)

General Dynamics F-111F Aardvark (Serial No. 74-0178).  Dedicated to Col Arnie Franklin.

(Dave Gorman Photos)

Grumman F9F-5 Panther (BuNo. 125992), Blue Angels 1.

(Dave Gorman Photos)

Lockheed T-33A-5 Shooting Star (Serial No. 51-8786), on loan from the NMUSAF.  Built in 1951, this aircraft is painted to represent Gen Russell Dougherty and Capt Robert E. Mitchell.

(Dave Gorman Photo)

(Martin McGuire Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II (Serial No. 66-7550), PN, 550, C/N 2085.  This aircraft was flown by BGen Daniel Cherry in Vietnam and was used by him to shoot down a MiG-21 Fishbed.  

On April 16, 1972 General Cherry and his Weapons Systems Officer (WSO) Jeff Feinstein were flying this aircraft, as number three in a flight of four F-4Ds on a combat air patrol mission over North Vietnam.  After an intense five minute dogfight, Cherry and Feinstein scored their first kill.  It was a camouflaged MiG-21 flown by Lieutenant Nguyen Hong My, who survived the crash and the war, and was later the guest of honour on 16 Apr 2009 when the Aviation Heritage Park was formally opened to the public.  This incredible story is chronicled in Cherry’s book, "My Enemy – My Friend".  Phantom 550 was manufactured in 1967 and completed her service in 1989 after accumulating over 6,000 flying hours.  She was acquired by the Aviation Heritage Park in December 2005, restored to her original colors and put on display in Oct 2008.  The USAF credited F-4 crews with 44 MiG kills over Southeast Asia, more than any other type of aircraft.  Phantom II production ended in 1979 after more than 5,000 had been built.

(Martin McGuire Photos)

Northrop T-38 Talon (Serial No. 66-8381), NASA, Reg. No. N901NA.

Fort Campbell, Brigadier General Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum, 42223-5335.

Bell UH-1H Iroquois  Helicopter (Serial No.).

Bell AH-1F Cobra Helicopter (Serial No. 16090), mounted on iron pylons.

Bell AH-1F Cobra Helicopter (Serial No.), mounted on iron pylons.

Bell OH-58 Kiowa Helicopter (Serial No.).

Boeing CH-47 Chinook Helicopter (Serial No.).

Douglas C-47H Skytrain (BuNo. 17096), painted as (Serial No. 43-48910), CK-Y, “The Brass Hat”, C/N 11828.

Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar (Serial No.), 679.

Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt (Serial No. 78-0687).

Hiller OH-23 Raven Helicopter (Serial No. 116333).

Hughes OH-6 Cayuse (Serial No.).

(Ray Wilhite Photos)

Lockheed AH-56A Cheyenne Helicopter (Serial No. 66-8831).

Waco CG-4A Hadrian Glider (Serial No.), “The Fighting Falcon”.

AH-64 Helicopter (Serial No.).


Nike Hercules (two).

Possible Soviet Free Rocket Over Ground (FROG-7).

Fort Campbell, Wings of Liberty Military Museum, 42223-5335.

Fort Knox, General Patton Museum of Leadership, 4554 Fayette Ave., 40121-0208.  (Previously the Patton Museum of Cavalry & Armor).

Bell OH-13E Sioux Helicopter (Serial No.).

Bell OH-23B Raven Helicopter (Serial No.).

Bell UH-1B Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 64-14005), C/N 1129, mounted on a concrete pylon.

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No.).

Bell AH-1G Cobra  Helicopter (Serial No.).

Cessna L-19A Bird Dog (Serial No.).

Frankfort, Boone National Guard Center, 40601.

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (Serial No.).


(Dave Gorman Photos)

Bell UH-1H-BF Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 67-17589), mounted on a pylon.  This monument honours the 248 Fort Campbell soldiers lost when they were returning home from peacekeeping duties in the Sinai. Their Arrow Air DC-8 crashed just after takeoff from Gander, Newfoundland on 12 Dec 1985.


(Saureus Photo)

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 16450), mounted on a pylon in Jeffersontown Veterans Memorial Park.

Lexington, Aviation Museum of Kentucky, Lexington Blue Grass Airport, 4029 Airport Road, 40544.

Aero Design Pulsar, Reg. No. N156KB.

Aeronca K, Reg. No. NC18896.

Baker Thomas R. Volmer VJ22, Reg. No. N68LB.

Bell UH-1H Iroquois  Helicopter (Serial No.).

(Dave Gorman Photo)

Bell AH-1F Cobra  Helicopter (Serial No. 67-15759), C/N 20423.

Bell OH-58 Kiowa Helicopter (Serial No.).

Bensen B-8 Gyroglider.

Cessna 150H, Reg. No. N6589S.

Crosley Moonbeam, Reg. No. NX147N.

(Chris Light Photo)

(Dave Gorman Photo)

Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (BuNo. 147708), 4, C/N 12472, Blue Angle 4 markings.

(Dave Gorman Photo)

Grumman F-14B Tomcat (BuNo. 161860), AC-101.

Heath Center Wing CAN-40, Reg. No. NR12881.

Piper L-4B Grasshopper.

Link Trainer.

Lockheed L-10 Electra (Serial No.).

(Dave Gorman Photo)

McDonnell RF-101C Voodoo (Serial No. 56-0125), previously located at the Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort.

(Dave Gorman Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F-4S Phantom II (BuNo. 153904), MG-000, C/N 2590, USMC.

Niemi Sisu 1-A, Reg. No. N255JB.

Nimbus II Glider.

(Dave Gorman Photo)

Northrop AT-38B Talon (Serial No. 64-13292), Thunderbird No1 markings.

Piper L-4J Cub, F-43, Reg. No. NC42008.

Polliwage, Reg. No. N1.

Pratt Read LNE-1, Reg. No. N60235.

Pulsar Ultra-light.

Schempp Hirth HS-3 Nimbus 3L, Reg. No. N257JB.

Sellars Quadriplane.

Stinson 108-2, Reg. No. N928D.

Travel Air D4D.

USN LNE-1 glider.

Youngsters Sim.

Louisville, Bowman Field.

Douglas DC-3/C-47 Skytrain (Serial No.).

North American AT-6 Texan (Serial No.).

Louisville, Kentucky Air National Guard, 123rd AW, Stanford Field, 40213.

McDonnell RF-101H Voodoo (Serial No. 56-0001), C/N 126.

(Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

McDonnell Douglas RF-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 64-1081), AR, C/N 1168.


McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II (Serial No. 66-7500).

Middlesboro, The Lost Squadron, Middlesboro-Kentucky Airport, 40965.

Lockheed P-38F Lightning, project.


Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 68-16594), c/n 11253.

(Jud McCrainie Photo)

North American F-86 Sabre Dog (Serial No. 53-0847), c/n 201-291, mounted on a pylon at the Greenup County War Memorial in Wurland.

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