Warplane Survivors USA: Tennessee

Tennessee Warplanes

(SDA&SM Photo)

Vought UO-1 from USS Tennessee following a Vought VE-7 off the USS Milwaukee, ca 1920s.

(USN Photo)

The U.S. Navy battleship USS Tennessee (BB-43) underway in Puget Sound, Washington, on 12 May 1943, after modernization.  It was usually equipped with three Vought UO-1 observation biplanes.

(Alfred T. Palmer Photo)

Women worker touching up US Army Air Forces (USAAF) insignia on a Vjultee Vengeance bomber at  Nashville, Tennessee, 1 Feb 1943.

(Jack Delano, Library of Congress Photo fsa.8d00305)

Vultee Aircraft Company, Vengeance fuselage assembly line, Nashville, Tennessee, 1 Aug 1941.

(USGOV-PD Photo)

Republic P-47N Thunderbolt (Serial No. 45-49253), 105th Fighter Squadron, Tennessee Air National Guard, 1947.

(USGOV-PD Photo)

Republic P-47N Thunderbolt (Serial No. 42-28738), 105th Fighter Squadron, Tennessee Air National Guard, 1947.

(USGOV-PD Photo)

North American F-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-73075), 105th Fighter Squadron, Tennessee Air National Guard, 1953.

(NMNA Photo)

McDonnell FH-1 Phantom (BuNo.), 2, LC, U.S. Marine Corps, of Marine Fighter Squadron VMF-122 at Naval Air Station Memphis, Tennessee, 1947.

 (USAF Photo)

North American F-86D Sabre (Serial No. 51-8421), 151st Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 134th Fighter Interceptor Group, Tennessee Air National Guard,  McGhee Tyson Air Force Base, Knoxville, Tennessee, ca. late 1950s.

(NMNA Photo)

North American T-28B Trojans and Lockheed T-33B (TV-2) Shooting Stars of Advanced Training Unit ATU-105 at Naval Air Station Memphis, Tennessee, 1956.

(USGOV-PD Photo)

Lockheed F-104A-25-LO Starfighter (Serial No. 56-0834), 151st Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Tennessee Air National Guard, ca 1961.

(SDA&SM Photo)

Lockheed F-104A-25-LO Starfighter (Serial No. 56-0822), 151st Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Tennessee Air National Guard, ca 1961.

(USAF Photo)

Lockheed F-104A-25-LO Starfighter (Serial No. 56-0860), 151st Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 134th Fighter Interceptor Group, Tennessee Air National Guard, McGhee Tyson Air Force Base, Knoxville, Tennessee, ca 1963.

(NMNA Photo)

Douglas A-4E Skyhawk (BuNo. 150076) of Marine attack squadron VMA-124.  VMA-124 was a squadron in the Marine Forces Reserve based at Naval Air Station Memphis, Tennessee, ca 1970s.

(NMNA Photo)

Douglas A-4L Skyhawk (BuNo. 149626) of Marine Attack Squadron VMA-142 "Flying Gators" at Memphis, Tennessee, ca 1970s.

( Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photos)

Lockheed C-130A Hercules (L-182), 1640, 105th TAS/Tennessee ANG based at Nashville Airport, seen arriving for IAT 79. Last noted as an instructional airframe at Fort Bragg.  Note the original 'Roman nose' on this aircraft.

(John Beasley Photo)

Lockheed C-130H Hercules (Serial No. 89-1181), "Music 81", Tennessee Air National Guard, 2009.  

(Master Sgt. Kendra Owenby, USAF Photo)

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker, 134th Air Refueling Wing, McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Knoxville, Tennessee, 2012.

(Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Young, US ANG Photo)

Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker, 134th Air Refueling Wing taxis through the wash rack, also known as a bird bath, after a mission. The jets are required to be washed more often in a salt water environment and is important to the maintenance of the refueler.

(Pfc. Nicholas A. Hernandez, USAF Photo)

Lockheed C-5A Galaxy (Serial No. 70-0449), 155th Airlift Squadron, 164th Airlift Wing, Tennessee Air National Guard, 2006.

(Dave Silva, US Coast Guard Photo)

Lockheed C-130H Hercules displaying an historic colour scheme to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the C-130 in Coast Guard Service, flying in formation with a new Lockheed HC-130J Hercules from Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina.  This aircraft is being used by the Aviation Logistics Center as a prototype platform for aircraft upgrades and modifications.  Air Station Elizabeth City has the first operational J models.  The Coast Guard has been using a version of the C130 since Air Station Elizabeth City took delivery of the first one in December 1959.  The first HC-130B (SerialNo. 1339), was delivered to Elizabeth City from Lockheed Marietta GA, and piloted by LCdr Lloyd L. Kent and crew.  The first C-130 pilots were primarily high hour RD5, and PB-1G pilots from Elizabeth City who were sent to Smyrna AFB near Nashville Tennessee for training in 1959.

(Lance Cpl. Jack A. E. Rigsby, U.S. Marine Corps Photo)

Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion, U.S. Marine Corps, with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, landing at Riverfront Park in Nashville, Tennessee, 6 Sep 2016.

Tennessee Warplane Survivors

Arnold AFB, Tullahoma.

(Martin McGuire Photo)

General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 79-0407), NA, C/N 61-192.  Main Gate.

(walkingwildly Photo)

(Martin McGuire Photo)

Grumman F-14D Tomcat (BuNo. 163893), AJ-213, C/N 603/D-8, VF-213.  Main Gate.

(William R Peake, USAF Photo)

(Martin McGuire Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 63-7644), C/N 745.  Second Gate.

(walkingwildly Photo)

(Martin McGuire Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle (Serial No. 77-0068), ET, C/N 342/A280.  Main Gate.

(Martin McGuire Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet (BuNo. 162838), C/N 0358/A299, VFA-87.

(walkingwildly Photo)

(Martin McGuire Photo)

Republic F-105D Thunderchief (Serial No. 62-4328), JJ, C/N D527.  Main Gate.

Athens, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5146.

(Rob Schleiffert Photo, 1987)

(Dave Gorman Photos)

(Martin McGuire Photo)

McDonnell Douglas NF-4E Phantom II (Serial No. 66-0319), Thunderbird 2, C/N 2561, mounted on a pylon.

Athens, Swift Museum Foundation, 217 Airport Road, McMinn County Airport, 37303.

AMC Texas 205, Reg. No. N78851.

Globe Swift GC-1A, Reg. No. N80500.

Globe Swift GC-1A, Reg. No. N80760.

Globe Swift GC-1B, Reg. No. N2379B.

Globe Swift GC-1B, Reg. No. N3788K.

Globe GC-1B Super Swift, Reg. No. N80637.

Temco T-35A Buckaroo, Reg. No. N68773.

Temco T-35A Buckaroo, 1021, Reg. No. N909B

Caryville, Campbell County Military Display.

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

Chattanooga, Tennessee Air National Guard, 241st FG, 37412.

Lockheed F-104C Starfighter (Serial No.).

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 59-0412).

Clarksville, Fort Campbell

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar, RCAF (Serial No. 22101).


Bell AH-1 Cobra (Serial No. 67-15642), Veteran's Memorial Park.

Douglas TA-4 Skyhawk (BuNo.).


(Thomas R Machnitzki Photos)

Douglas A-4L Skyhawk (BuNo. 149508), NL-504, C/N 12833, USS Coral Sea, mounted on a pylon in Patrio Park.

Douglas TA-4E Skyhawk (BuNo. 152102), Naval Museum of Armament & Technology, Covington Municipal Airport.

Crossville, Cumberland High School, 660 Stanley Street, 38555.

(Dave Gorman Photos)

Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (BuNo. 148572)

(Dave Gorman Photo)

Lockheed T-33A-1-LO Shooting Star (Serial No. 51-6756), "Miss Nettie", mounted on a pylon at Cumberland County High School.  The high school mascot is the Jets, seen painted on the tip tanks.


(walkingwildly Photo)

Bell AH-1 Cobra (Serial No. 70-16053), Veteran's Memorial Park.


Douglas A-4M Skyhawk (BuNo. 158430), Sequatchie County Veterans Memorial Park.

Gallatin, Sumner County Regional/Municipal Airport.

McDonnell NF-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 63-7654, ED, C/N 762.

Halls, Veterans Museum, Arnold Field, Dyersburg Army Air Base, 100 Veterans Drive, 38040.

Boeing Vertol CH-46E Sea Knight (BuNo. 156427), YP-05.

(Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo, 1972)

(DoxTxob Photo)

LTV A-7E Corsair II (BuNo. 160869), AE-401, C/N E-530.

Hixon Museum of Flight, Richard B. Russell Regional Airport, Rome, 37343.

Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor (Serial No. 11638), US Army markings, Reg. No. N7588.

Beechcraft T-34 Mentor (BuNo.).

Douglas BTD-1 Destroyer (Serial No. 4959), the only one preserved.

Grumman F-14D Tomcat (Serial No. 164346).  Previously on display at the Virginia Aviation Museum.

Taylorcraft, Reg. No. N96661.

North American T-28A Trojan (BuNo.), EAM 213

North American T-28B Trojan (BuNo. 138331).

Piper Apache, Reg. No. N4254P.

Douglas BTD-1 Destroyer.


Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 53-6009), on display at the Bowser Ridge field of the Johnson City Radio Controllers.

Knoxville, Catalina Air Inc., 2221 Alcola Hwy, 37701-3162.

(Michael Davis Photo)

(Brian Stansberry Photo)

Douglas C-47A Skytrain  (Serial No.), Dodson International Air, Reg. No. N4550J.

Knoxville, Tennessee Air National Guard, 134th ARG, McGhee-Tyson Airport, 37901.


(Dave Gorman Photo)

Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopter (Serial No. 66-15321), VFW Post No. 5154.

(Dave Gorman Photos)

Lockheed F-104C Starfighter  (Serial No. 56-0880), mounted on a pylon.

(Dave Gorman Photos)

North American F-86D Sabre Dog (Serial No. 52-3679).

Memphis, Graceland, 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard, 38116-4106.

(Sweetpea57 Photo)

Convair 880, “Lisa Marie”, Reg. No. N880EP.

Lockheed Jetstar, “Hound Dog 2”, Reg. No. N777EP.


Curtiss P-40E Warhawk (Serial No. 18723), previously RCAF (Serial No. AK979), Federal Express Corp.

Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress (Serial No. 41-24485), DF-A, "Memphis Belle", C/N 3170.  This aircraft has been moved to the NMUSAF, Dayton, Ohio for restoration.

(Paulmaz Photo)

(Dave Miller Photos)

Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 (Serial No. WJ288), Reg. No. NX15S.  General DeWitt Spain Airport.

Millington, Memphis NAS, Naval Support Activity Mid-South (previously NATTC), 38053.

(Thomas R Machnitzki Photos)

Grumman F-11A Tiger (BuNo. 141---), Blue Angels No.1, mounted on a pylon, on loan from the NMNA.

LTV A-7E Corsair II (BuNo. 154456), 405, C/N B-096, instructional airframe.

LTV A-7E Corsair II (BuNo. 158657), 22, C/N E-283, instructional airframe.

LTV A-7E Corsair II (BuNo. 158842), AC-402, C/N E-331, instructional airframe.

LTV A-7E Corsair II (BuNo. 160613), 306, C/N E-482, instructional airframe.

McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II (BuNo. 153839), SD-102, C/N 2227.

(Cordova Dave Photo)

(Thomas R Machnitzki Photo)

North American RA-5C Vigilante (BuNo. 156608), NE-610, C/N 316-1, USS Ranger, mounted on a pylon.

Nashville, Tennessee Air National Guard, 118th AW, Nashville Metropolitan Airport, 37217-0267.

Republic RF-84F Thunderflash (Serial No. 53-7529), mounted on a pylon.

(Bubba73 Photo)

(TerraViators Photo)

North American F-86L Sabre Dog (Serial No. 53-0668), mounted on a pylon at Centennial Park.

Nashville, Bristol Heritage Collection, 210 Club Parkway, 37221-1900.  This museum is closed.

Bristol Bolingbroke  (Serial No.).

Bristol Beaufort  (Serial No.).

Fairey Swordfish  (Serial No.).

Westland Lysander Mk. IIIA  (Serial No.).

Pigeon Forge, Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf, 3010 Parkway, 37863.

Beechcraft D18S.

Rossville, Commemorative Air Force, Tennessee Volunteer Squadron, 38134.

Sevierville, Tennessee Museum of Aviation, 135 Air Museum Way, 37862.

Beechcraft RC-45J/SNB Expeditor (Serial No.), Reg. No. N145J.

(Dave Gorman Photo)

(HrAtsuo Photo)

Bell 222 Helicopter, built to resemble the helicopter from the show "Airwolf".  Incomplete, it left the museum a few years ago, current location unknown.

Boeing P-12E Hawk, ¾ scale replica, Reg. No. N3412E, currently on a five-year loan to the EAA Museum, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Douglas A-4 Skyhawk cockpit.

Canadair CL-13B Sabre Mk. VI (Serial No.), Reg. No. N50CJ.

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star (Serial No.), FU-740, Reg. No. N307FS.

Cessna L-19 Bird Dog, project.

Douglas AD-6/A-1H Skyraider, Reg. No. N665TC.

(Andre Wadman Photo)

Grumman HU-16E Albatross, Red Bull, Reg. No. N29853.

Kaman HUP-2 Retriever Helicopter (BuNo.).

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No.), Reg. No. N133CK.

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet cockpit.

Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-17F Fresco/PZL-Mielec Lim-5 (Serial No. 1706).

Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-17 Fresco/PZL-Mielec Lim-5R (Serial No. 1728).

Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21US Fishbed (Serial No. 4007).

North American B-25G Mitchell cockpit.

(Dave Gorman Photo)

North American P-51D Mustang (Serial No. 44-50895), FJ-H, replica, painted as "Frenesi".

North American SNJ-4 Texan (BuNo. 27823), Reg. No. N6423D.

North American T-6G Texan (Serial No. 85077). PA-4, Reg. No. N29963.

North American T-28A Trojan (BuNo. 138129), NM-129, Reg. No. NX32257.

(Andre Wadman Photo)

North American Rockwell OV-10D Bronco (BuNo. 155451), Reg. No. N12320.

(Dave Gorman Photo)

Piasecki HUP-2 Retriever (BuNo. 128567).

(Kogo Photo)

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (Serial No. 490460), "Hun Hunter XVI", 40, Reg. No. NX9246B.

(Kogo Photos)

Republic P-47D-40-RA Thunderbolt (Serial No. 44-90438), c/n 399-55583, ex-FYR Air Force, 44, “Wicked Wabbit”, Reg. No. N9246W.  John Shoffner.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (Serial No. 45-49130), in storage.

Sikorsky UH-34G Seabat Helicopter (BuNo. 140136), C/N 58-0190.

Wright 1902 Flyer model.

Wright Glider, replica.


(Martin McGuire Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet (BuNo. 163498), Blue Angel 6, memorial to Captain Jeff Kuss USMC who crashed in Smyrna during practice for an air show.


(BackBrakeBilly Photo)

Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter (Serial No. ----48), "Blue Star 786", mounted on a pylon.  Vietnam War Memorial.


Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopter (Serial No. 68-17085), VFW Post No. 5156.

Tullahoma, Beechcraft Heritage Museum, 570 Old Shelbyville Hwy, 37388.

Travel Air 1000, C/N 1, Reg. NC241.  1924.

Travel Air 4000, C/N 1295, Reg. No. NC367M.  1929.

Travel Air 4000, Reg. No. NR614K.

Travel Air R, “Mystery Ship”, Reg. No. N1313.  Racing Wings and tail group.

Beechcraft A17R Staggerwing, C/N 1, Reg. No. NC499N.  1932.

Beechcraft B17L Staggerwing, C/N 21, Reg. No. NC14409.  1934.

Beechcraft C17L Staggerwing, C/N 100, Reg. No. NC962W.  1936.

Beechcraft E17B Staggerwing, C/N 231, Reg. No. NC19467. 1938.

Beechcraft F17D Staggerwing, C/N 333, Reg. No. NC20798.  1939.

Beechcraft D17S Staggerwing, C/N 395, Reg. No. NC20753.  1940.

Beechcraft D17S Staggerwing, C/N 6914, Reg. No. N35JM.  1944.

Beechcraft G17S Staggerwing, C/N B-3, Reg. No. N44G.  1946.

Beechcraft G17S Staggerwing, C/N B-7, Reg. No. N80308.  1946.

Beechcraft S18D, C/N 178, Reg. No. CF-BKO.  1938.

Beechcraft D18S, C/N A-935, Reg. No. N4477.  1952.

Beechcraft C-45H Expeditor (Serial No. 52-10894), C/N AF-824, Reg. No. N7916A.  1954.

Beechcraft UC-45J Expeditor, Reg. No. N20003.  Cockpit display.

Beechcraft C-45H Expeditor, Reg. No. N435A.

Beechcraft E18S, C/M BA-453, “Miss Maine”, Reg. No. N712JS.  1959.

Beechcraft 35 Bonanza, C/N 18, Reg. No. NC80418.  1947.

Beechcraft A-36 Bonanza, C/N E-2503, Reg. No. N9697R.  1959.

Beechcraft UC-43D, Reg. No. NC17083.

Beechcraft H35 Bonanza, Reg. No. N5404D.

Fleet Super V Bonanza, Reg. No. NC241.

Beechcraft T-34B Mentor (BuNo. 144015), (Model 45), Reg. No. N434RM.  1957.

Beechcraft D-50E Twin Bonanza, Excalibur, C/N DH-326, Reg. No. N14VU.  1962.

Beechcraft Cutaway Bonanza V35B.

Beechcraft 35B Super V Bonanza, C/N SV-109D-549, Reg. No. N3124V.

Beechcraft 95-55 Baron, C/N TC-1, Reg. No. N9695R.  1960.

Beechcraft 2000A Starship 1, C/N NC-49, XA-TQF, Reg. No. N8224Q.  1994.

(YSSYguy Photo)

Griffon Lionheart, C/N 003, Reg. No. N985CC.  The Griffon Lionheart is a kit-build aircraft based on the Beechcraft Staggerwing.

Tullahoma, Regional Airport, William Northern Field.

Brewster SB2A Buccaneer (BuNo. 324311), hulk.

Brewster SB2A Buccaneer (BuNo. 324384), hulk.

Brewster SB2A Buccaneer (BuNo. 326068), hulk.

(NMNA Photo)

Brewster SB2A Buccaneer of the National Museum of Naval Aviation at Pensacola, Florida.  The museum's SB2A was originally produced as an A-34 (Serial No. 462-860) of the U.S. Army Air Forces and operated from William Northern Field near Tullahoma, Tennesse.   At some point in its service, the aircraft was pushed off the runway at that airfield into a nearby swamp.  There collector Dave Talluchet found it and another A-34 during the mid-1970s.  The aircraft were taken to the Naval Air Development Center (NADC) Warminster, Pennsylvania, which in part occupied the former buildings of the Brewster Aeronautical Corporation where it had been built.  In an agreement with the collector, about sixty former Brewster employees, some of whom continued to work at NADC Warminster, undertook restoration of one of the Buccaneers, starting in 1978.  However, the restoration was going very slow.  In 2004, the aircraft was acquired by the NMNA and the plane was completed in 2007 and it was placed on indoor static display.

Union City, Discovery Park.

(Carmelo Turdo Photo)

Bell UH-1B Iroquois (Serial No. 61-086).

(Carmelo Turdo Photo)

Republic YF-84A Thunderjet (Serial No. 45-59494)

(Carmelo Turdo Photo)

Grumman F-11F Tiger (BuNo. 141869) flown by Robert Rasmussen with the Blue Angels.

(Carmelo Turdo Photo)

Titan Missile.


(Hunster Photo)

Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3, USN NBo. 15.

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