Warplane Survivors USA: Maine

Maine Warplanes

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Republic F-47N-25-RE Thunderbolt, 37th Fighter Squadron, Dow AFB, Maine, 1948.

(USAF Photo)

North American F-51H-5-NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-64368), 132d Fighter Squadron, Maine Air National Guard, ca 1948.

(USN Photo)

Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm aircraft in Hangar 3 at Naval Air Station Brunswick, Maine, in 1944. British pilots were trained at NAS Brunswick from 1943 to 1945.  Visible are Grumman TBF Avenger torpedo bombers and Vought F4U-1 Corsair fighters.

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Lockheed F-80C-1-LO Shooting_Star (Serial No. 48-0891), 132d Fighter Squadron, Maine ANG.

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Republic F-84G Thunderjets, Dow AFB, Maine, 1948.

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North American F-86A-5-NA Sabre (Serial No. 49-1122), 23rd Fighter-Interceptor Wing,  (marked as Wing Commander's aircraft), Presque Isle AFB, Maine, 1952.  

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McDonnell F-101B-105-MC Voodoo (Serial No. 58-0293), 132nd Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, Maine Air National Guard, 1973.

(Alan Wilson Photos)

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 58-0288), c/n 660, 101st Air Defence Wing, part of the Maine ANG and based at Bangor ANG base from 1969 to 1976.  This aircraft is now on display as part of the AFFTC Museum, Edwards AFB, California.


(John Collier, Office of War Information Photo)

Fairchild 24W-41A, Civil Air Patrol, Coastal Patrol Base #20, Bar Harbor, Maine, 1 June 1943.

(John Collier, Office of War Information Photo)

Fairchild 24W-41A, undergoing maintenance, Civil Air Patrol, Coastal Patrol Base #20, Bar Harbor, Maine, 1 June 1943.

(John Collier, Office of War Information Photos)

Stinson 105 aircraft, Civil Air Patrol, Coastal Patrol Base #20, Bar Harbor, Maine, 1 June 1943.

(John Collier, Office of War Information Photo)

Stinson Reliant SR-5A undergoing flight check, Civil Air Patrol, Coastal Patrol Base #20, Bar Harbor, Maine, 1 June 1943.

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Boeing KC-135A-BN Stratotanker (Serial No. 63-8872), 132nd Air Refueling Squadron, Maine Air National Guard, 1999.

(Konstantin Von Wedelstaedt Photo)

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (Serial No. 69-1488), 132nd Air Refueling Squadron, Maine Air National Guard, 19 Nov 2009.

(Steve Fitzgerald Photo)

Lockheed P-3C Orion (BuNo. 161139), assigned to (VP-10), "The Red Lancers", home-based in Brunswick, Maine, 27 June 1981.

(USN Photo)

An AGM-12B Bullpup missile is fired from a U.S. Navy Lockheed P-3B Orion aircraft of Patrol Squadron 23 (VP-23) while in flight over Maine, November 1971.

(PH1 Uhde, USN Photo)

Lockheed P-3C Orion anti-submarine aircraft of Patrol Squadron 11 (VP-11) taxis into position for take-off during a New England snow storm at Naval Air Station Brunswick, Maine, in 1991.

(USN Photo)

Lockheed P-3C Orion aircraft (BuNo 163293) assigned to patrol squadron VP-8 Tigers, based at Naval Air Station Brunswick, Maine, is marshaled into position after arriving at U-Tapao, Royal Thai Air Force Base (RTAFB), Thailand on 29 December 2004.

(Photographer's Mate Airman Shannon R. Smith, USN Photo)

Lockheed P-3C Orion aircraft assigned to the "Tigers" of Patrol Squadron Eight (VP-8), home-based in Brunswick, Maine, 17 Feb 2005.

(Photographer's Mate Airman Shannon R. Smith, USN Photo)

Lockheed P-3C Orion aircraft assigned to the "Tigers" of Patrol Squadron Eight (VP-8), home-based in Brunswick, Maine, flying along the Italian coast, 22 Oct 2009.


This aviation handbook is designed to be used as a quick reference to the classic military heritage aircraft that have been restored and preserved in the Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut. The aircraft include those flown by members of the US Air Force, the US Navy, the US Army, the US Marine Corps, the US Coast Guard, the Air and Army National Guard units in each state, and by various NATO and allied nations as well as a number of aircraft previously operated by opposition forces in peace and war. The interested reader will find useful information and a few technical details on most of the military aircraft that have been in service with active flying squadrons both at home and overseas.

120 selected photographs have been included to illustrate a few of the major examples in addition to the serial numbers assigned to American military aircraft. For those who would like to actually see the aircraft concerned, aviation museum locations, addresses and contact phone numbers, websites and email addresses have been included, along with a list of aircraft held in each museum's current inventory or that on display as gate guardians throughout the New England States. The aircraft presented in this edition are listed alphabetically by manufacturer, number and type.

Although many of New England's heritage warplanes have completely disappeared, a few have been carefully collected, restored and preserved, and some have even been restored to flying condition. This guide-book should help you to find and view New England's Warplane survivors.

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Maine Warplane Survivors

Auburn, Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport

Lockheed L-1649A-98 Starliner (Serial No. 1018), Reg. No. N7316C, being restored at LEW for Lufthansa, with first post restoration flight planned for late 2011.  Registered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Lockheed L-1649A-98 Starliner (Serial No. 1038), Reg. No. N8083H, also being restored at LEW, with first flight planned for 2011.  Registered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

(Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe (Serial No. TE356), Reg. No. N346TE, Affordable Mid-Coast Housing LLC.

Augusta, Camp Keyes

The Maine Army National Guard headquarters is located at Camp Keyes in Augusta, as is the Maine Military Historical Museum.  Named for General Erasmus Darwin Keyes, a notable Civil War Union Army Corps Commander, Camp Keyes has been an integral part of Maine's rich military heritage since the 1860’s and before.  Camp Keyes, up to WWII, was also unofficially known to local central Maine residents as “the Muster Ground”.

(Jeff Nelson Photos)

Bell UH-1H Iroquois (Serial No.), 112th Medical Company, Camp Keyes.


The 112th Medical Company (Air Ambulance), Maine Army National Guard (ME ARNG), is based in Bangor, Maine.  The 112th is supported with the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter.

Cole Land Transportation Museum, 405 Perry Road, Bangor, ME 04401.  Telephone: (207) 990-3600, (207) 990-3600, Fax: (207) 990-2653.  The Cole Land Transportation Museum collects, preserves, and displays a cross section of Maine's land transportation equipment from which this and future generations will gain knowledge of the past.  The Museum records and displays American military memorabilia with the aim of inspiring and challenging the young people of today to continue on in the footsteps of pioneers who have built this state and country.

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Bell UH-1D Iroquois (Serial No. 65-9915), Vietnam Memorial.  This Huey Helicopter was found at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida and served in Vietnam during the war.  At one time it suffered a crash landing but was recovered and placed back into service.  It was placed on 12 September 2003.

Bangor, Maine Air Museum, Maine Aviation Historical Society, PO Box 2641, 98 Maine Ave., Bangor, ME 04402.  Phone: (207) 941-6757 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting,,, (207) 941-6757.

The Maine Aviation Historical Society was founded to collect, document and preserve the rich aviation history of the State of Maine.  Civil, commercial, military and recreational flying have always been an important part of Maine history.  The Societies goal is to preserve the history of the people and events of the past.  From the earliest balloon flights, to barn storming pilots to space travel, Maine has been an active player.  The society’s collection of artifacts and memorabilia are displayed at the Maine Air Museum at 98 Maine Avenue, Bangor, Maine.  The museum is located at Bangor International Airport and as a point of interest, the museum building is a former cold war era missile assembly and maintenance facility.

(Author Photos)

Bell UH-1H-BF Iroquois helicopter (Serial No. 66-0941).

Link Trainer.

J-57 Jet Engine.

(Author Photos)

Scorpion homebuilt helicopter.

Luscombe 8A.

Aircraft models.

Aircraft artifacts.

Bangor, Maine Air National Guard, Bangor International Airport, Bangor, ME 04401-3099.  The base is the home of the 101st Air Refueling Wing (101st ARW), providing air refueling and airlift under Air Mobility Command.  Since 1994, the 101st has operated the Northeast Tanker Task Force together with Pease AFB.  The wing currently flies the Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker.

Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Serial No.), mounted on a pylon.

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McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 57-0374).  This aircraft was presented to the 101st Air Refueling Wing by Canadian Forces (now RCAF) No. 416 All Weather Fighter Squadron, CFB Chatham, New Brunswick where it was flown as CF-101B (Serial No. 101041).  It is currently painted as (Serial No. 57-0377), 04.  It was mounted on a pylon on 3 March 1987.

(Author Photos)

Northrop F-89J Scorpion (Serial No. 52-1856).  This aircraft was built as an F-89D in California in 1954, and converted to F-89J in 1957.it served with other units until being transferred along with 27 other Scorpions to the 132nd Fighter Interceptor Squadron of the Maine Air National Guard at Dow AFB in Bangor.  Last flown on 16 July 1969, it was on display at Waterville for many years.


Naval Air Station Brunswick, 1251 Orion Street, Brunswick, ME 04011.  Phone: (207) 921-2000, (207) 921-2000.

Naval Air Station Brunswick is the last, active-duty Department of Defense airfield remaining in the northeast, and is home to five active duty and two reserve squadrons.  Flying Lockheed P-3C Orion long-range maritime patrol aircraft tasked by Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Five.  NAS Brunswick has 29 tenant commands, including a Reserve Lockheed P-3 Orion Squadron and a Reserve Fleet Logistics Support Squadron flying Lockheed C-130 Hercules transports.  In addition, over 1,600 Naval Reservists travel from throughout New England to drill at Naval Air Reserve Brunswick, SeaBee Battalion and numerous other reserve commands.

(Jeff Nelson Photo)

Lockheed P2V7-5 Neptune (BuNo. 131427), VP-21, located near the Main Gate.

(Jeff Nelson Photos)

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Lockheed P-3A Orion (BuNo. 152156), located near the Main Gate.


Curtiss Wright Jr CW1 (Serial No. 1225), Reg. No. N11818, John E. Hardy, Littlebrook Airport, Eliot, ME 03903.


Douglas DC-3 (Serial No. 11761), Reg. No. N130Q, HBF Inc, PO Box 507, Greenville, ME 04441-0507.


(Author Photos, 5 Oct 2018)

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21H Fishbed (Serial No. 2213), c/n 94R22213, 1971 entered service with the Polish Air Force, in service to 2001.  Now with Maine Military Supply Inc., Gun Store, 179 Main Rd, Holden, Maine 04429.


On 22 September 1950, the first nonstop transatlantic jet flight was carried out by Colonel David C. Schilling (USAF), when he flew 3,300 miles from England to Limestone, Maine, in 10 hr., 1 min.

Mars Hill

North American AGM-28B Hound Dog Missile (Serial No. 61-2213), Mars Hill Town Park.


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Bell UH-1H Iroquois (Serial No. 64-13678), mounted on a pylon above an M60A3 Tank, American Legion Post No. 80.

Owls Head

Owls Head Transportation Museum Knox County Airport, Route 73, PO Box 277, Owls Head, ME 04854.  Phone: (207) 594-4418, (207) 594-4418, Fax: (207) 594-4410.

The Owls Head Transportation Museum has one of the finest collections of pioneer-era aircraft and automobiles in the world.  More than 100 historic aircraft, automobiles, bicycles, carriages and engines are on permanent display.  The Aircraft Collection contains replicas and originals representing the first century of flight, from Cayley’s unmanned glider (1804) to the legendary Curtiss Jenny of the barnstorming era.  An outstanding collection of automobiles spans the late 19th Century and early 20th century, and includes the 1963 Prototype Mustang and a 1935 Stout Scarab (called the world’s first mini-van, one of only six ever made).

Antoinette monoplane replica, 1909.

Bellanca replica (Serial No. 2), Reg. No. N1911G.

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Blériot XI replica, 1903.

(Author Photos)

Boeing-Stearman A75N1/PT-17 Kaydet Biplane (Serial No. 75-1795), Reg. No. N55361.

(Author Photos)

Boeing B75N1, 1942, VN2S-3 (Serial No. 75-6746), Reg. No. N75980.

Burgess-Wright F replica.

(Author Photo)

Bücker Bü 131 Jungmann.

Cayley Glider replica.

(Author Photo)

Cessna CG-2 Glider.

(Author Photo)

Chanute biplane Glider, 1896, ½-scale model.

(Author Photo)

Clark Biwing Ornithopter, original, ca 1900.

(Author Photos)

Curtiss JN-4D Jenny (Serial No. 34094), Reg. No. N94JN.

(Author Photo)

Curtiss Model D pusher replica, 1912, (Serial No. M-4), Reg. No. N1GJ.

(Author Photos)

Curtiss-Wright Travel Air D-4000 Speedwing.

(Author Photos)

Deperdussin Gordon Bennett Racer replica, 1913, (Serial No. 01), Reg. No. N78TJ

Domenjoz Glider, original, 1930.

(Author Photos)

Etrich Taube replica, 1913.

(Author Photos)

Fokker C.IVA (Serial No. 4127), Reg. No. N439FK, restoration.

(Author Photos)

Fokker Dr.I Triplane replica (Serial No. 2001), Reg. No. N425FK.

(Author Photo)

Gemini Space Capsule 1963

(Author Photos)

Henri Farman III Biplane replica.

(Author Photo)

Lilienthal monoplane Glider, 1893, ½-scale model.

(Author Photo)

Milliken M-1 Special, original, 1932.

(Author Photo)

Nieuport 28C.1 replica (Serial No. C-1), Reg. No. N27226.

Penaud Planaphore replica

(Author Photo)

Piper J-3C Cub (Serial No.), Reg. No. N6496H.

(Author Photo)

Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub (Serial No. 18-7809185), Reg. No. N703ES.

(Author Photos)

Pitcairn PA-7S Mailwing, Reg. No. N13158.

Rhon Ranger Glider (Serial No. 1), Reg. No. N306V.

(The National Archives UK Photo)

Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.8 in flight during the First World War.

(Author Photos)

Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.8 replica (Serial No. 298), No. 2, 1916, Reg. No. N928.

(RFC Photo)

Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.8

(Author Photo)

Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a replica (Serial No.).

(Author Photos)

Sopwith Pup replica (Serial No. 83213), Reg. No. N5138, No. 4.

(National Archives and Records Administration Photo, NAID 530773)

First Lieutenant E. V. (Eddie) Rickenbacker, 94th Aero Squadron, American ace, standing up in his SPAD fighter.

(Author Photos)

SPAD XIIIC.1 replica (Serial No. C-1), Reg. No. N14574.

(Author Photos)

Standard J-1 (Serial No. 581), Reg. No. N22581.

(Author Photo)

Waco UBF-2 Biplane (Serial No. 3766), Reg. No. N13442.

(Author Photo)

Waco YMF-5 biplane.

(Author Photos)

Wright Flyer, 1903, replica.

Presque Isle

North American AGM-28 Hound Dog Missile (Serial No.), Presque Isle, ME 04769.


(Alain Rioux Photo)

Canadian Vickers (Consolidated) PBV-1A Canso A (28), ex-C-GFFC, Tanker No. 6, Flying Cat Aviation, Reg. No. N483CV.

Sugarloaf Mountain

The first transatlantic hot-air balloon flight was accomplished by Richard Branson and Per Lindstrand.  They flew 2,789.6 miles from Sugarloaf Mountain, Maine, to Ireland in the hot-air balloon Virgin Atlantic Flyer from 2-4 July 1987.

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